white greenhouse

Greenhouses provide year-round protection for your plants. People tend to buy those more expensive greenhouses because they think the more expensive the product is, the better it is for them.

white greenhouse inside

(white greenhouse inside)

But this may not be the truth! You may lose at least $30 on your portable greenhouse! In this blog, we show you some details. These details suggest that you could save more on your greenhouse. Come and get your answers!

Why do you need to know the details?

Every greenhouse manufacturer will boast about their products, and if you don't know the details, you are likely to buy a product that is not suitable and more expensive. Knowing the details can help you find the best greenhouse for you and save more.

These details about the greenhouse you need to know

1. Two-in-one door design

The greenhouse door is an element that every greenhouse buyer needs to consider as it relates to internal ventilation. If a greenhouse has only a conventional PE zipper door or mesh door, it may not ensure good ventilation or prevent insects from entering the greenhouse. You will need to add additional settings to ensure the greenhouse operates properly. In other words, you need to spend more.

A greenhouse mesh door costs about $30 to $50, depending on the size and material.

Usually, PE zipper doors are made of durable polyethylene material and cost between $50 and $200.

two doors in one

(two doors in one)

The two-in-one zipper door design is now a common design for portable greenhouses. Combining a mesh door with a regular PE zipper door keeps greenhouse plants free from pests while allowing for good ventilation.

Quictent large greenhouses all use the 2-in-1 zipper door design, you just need to roll the zipper door to enter the greenhouse or observe the plants. The 2-in-1 zipper door design can save you at least $70!

2. Galvanized steel frame

Aluminum and fiberglass are common greenhouse framing materials, but they can be more expensive and less strong than other materials. A simple aluminum or fiberglass greenhouse frame costs about $500 to $1,000.

If you buy a greenhouse made of aluminum and fiberglass, it will cost you more in maintenance. Polyvinyl chloride is inexpensive, usually between $50 and $300, and is often used to make portable greenhouses, but is not as durable.

Galvanized steel frame(Galvanized steel frame)

Galvanized steel frames are an ideal choice for most greenhouse buyers. Galvanized steel frames have the following characteristics:

Resistant to rust, corrosion, and other damage.

High strength to withstand a wide range of weather conditions.

Cost-effective and easy to maintain.

Easy to form and cut to fit different greenhouse sizes.

Sustainability. Galvanized steel is an environmentally friendly material that can be reused and recycled.

Galvanized steel frames offer a durable and cost-effective option for greenhouse gardeners. A basic galvanized steel greenhouse frame typically costs over $300.

The Quictent 10x20 Heavy Duty Greenhouse features a thickened galvanized steel greenhouse frame. This large greenhouse is equipped with three ridge poles at the top to make the structure more sturdy.

3. Durable Oxford cloth

Oxford cloth is a versatile material often used in the manufacture of greenhouses, offering the following advantages:

Abrasion resistance. Oxford cloth is woven from cotton and polyester. It is a heavy-duty fabric that resists abrasion and lasts.

Helps regulate temperature. Oxford cloth helps to regulate the internal temperature of a greenhouse, reducing heat loss in winter and preventing overheating inside in the summer to damage plants.

Protects against UV rays. Oxford cloth is treated with UV inhibitors to prevent sunlight from damaging plants.

Oxford Hem(Oxford Hem)


The cost of Oxford cloth is related to the size of the greenhouse and the quality of the Oxford cloth. For a small greenhouse, Oxford cloth costs between $100 and $200.

If you find the cost of Oxford cloth higher, you can choose a portable greenhouse, which can save you at least $50.

Portable greenhouses are usually made of Oxford cloth partially. To make portable greenhouses stronger, the seams are often made of sturdy oxford cloth.

Quictent 10' x 10' x 8' greenhouse is designed with Oxford fabric seams to make the entire greenhouse more durable.

4. Height adjustment device

Having a height adjustment in the greenhouse allows the gardener flexibility in the use of the greenhouse.

A basic height adjustment device costs between $50 and $200. More advanced setups can cost thousands of dollars.

The cost of a greenhouse height adjustment device depends on some factors, including the size of the greenhouse, the material of the greenhouse, and the material used for the height adjustment device. Installation costs and modifications to the greenhouse structure can add to the total cost of the height adjustment unit.

adjustable height(adjustable height)

Some portable greenhouses come with height adjustment devices. These devices provide the gardener with more flexibility to grow plants at different heights.

Moreover, you don't have to spend more on greenhouse structural modifications or installation of the unit. You can save at least $80.

Quictent 8' x 6' Pop Up Portable Walk-in Greenhouse is a height-adjustable greenhouse with three height levels to choose from. This greenhouse can be set up in many scenarios, such as decks, backyards, gardens, and more. It can be installed quickly by just one person with no tools required!

5. U-shaped stake

U-stakes are often used to support greenhouse structures.U-stakes offer the following advantages:

Provide stability.U-stakes increase thce stability of the greenhouse and provide better protection against weather conditions such as high winds.

Easy to use: U-Stakes are easy to install and remove. Both novice and experienced gardeners can set up U-posts quickly.

U-shaped stake(U-shaped stake)

Cost-effective. Many devices can support or stabilize a greenhouse. U-posts are a much more cost-effective alternative!

The price of U-stakes for greenhouses is influenced by material, size, and quantity.

U-stakes are broadly categorized into three types: metal U-stakes, plastic U-stakes, and bamboo U-stakes.

Metal U-posts: cost between $0.70 and $4.00 each.

Plastic U-stakes: cost between $0.4 and $2 per stake.

Bamboo U-stakes: cost between $0.6 and $3 per stake.

When purchasing a greenhouse, users should try to choose a greenhouse product with accessories such as U-shaped stakes. These U-shaped stakes can be perfectly matched with the greenhouse.

If the greenhouse product you purchase does not come with U-stakes, you need to purchase U-stakes as spare parts.

Quictent 10x20 large greenhouses all come with 20 free metal U-stakes for you to reinforce the greenhouse frame. This will save you between $20 and $40.


You can find different styles of greenhouse products. When buying a greenhouse, first clarify your needs, based on this, find the most cost-effective product that works best for you. Don't let yourself waste more money on the product!