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Custom Attached Greenhouses

Adding a lean-to greenhouse to your home, business, community center, or institution is a great way to increase your living space or create an ideal growing environment for your plants. Our Traditional Greenhouse, Cottage Greenhouse, Pacific Greenhouse, and Cape Cod Greenhouse are all available as attached greenhouse styles.

These custom residential attached greenhouses models are built with the utmost care to ensure a solid, safe addition to your home. Each of our lean-to or gable-attached greenhouses is adaptable in design and built to each customer’s specifications to match existing roofline and architectural elements.

Our Traditional, Cottage, Pacific, or Cape Cod Greenhouse will be customized to fit under the existing eaves of your home. Our engineers create a structure that appears to be part of your house’s original design and can be used as a traditional greenhouse space, a sunroom, a conservatory, or a studio.

The sturdy aluminum frames can be matched to any color to complement your existing structure. We also offer several glazing options – single glass, double glass, twinwall or fivewall polycarbonate – which can be mixed and matched to create your ideal growing space. Choose from Lean-to or Gable-attached greenhouse designs, and then customize further to ensure a seamless fit with your home.

Benefits of an Attached Greenhouses

  • The ease of connecting to an existing structure’s utilities such as gas lines, plumbing, and electrical, making it a popular style among homeowners.
  • Maximized heating benefits from having a shared wall with your existing structure, making it an ideal extension of your living space.
  • The ability to tie in with existing architecture, which makes its style a great choice to complement your home’s design.
  • The convenience of having your growing space just steps away helps you achieve your gardening goals with ease.

Lean-To Greenhouses

A lean-to greenhouse is designed to “lean” against the side of another structure. It has a single, sloping roof-line, descending from ridge truss, two gable end walls, a full front wall, and shares a full wall with the existing structure.

Lean-to greenhouses are especially beneficial in colder climates. They are considered to be extremely tough and wind-resistant, but are also a very beautiful property enhancement, as often used for a sunroom as for growing.

To best suit your home, our lean-to greenhouse designs are customized to fit under the existing eaves and appear to be part of the original design and can be assembled at grade level or on a custom knee wall, with custom door drop options as well. Upgrades for higher wind and snow loads are available.

Gable Attached Greenhouses

A gable-attached greenhouse should look like an original part of your architecture. These structures are designed like a traditional freestanding greenhouse, but with one gable end wall removed to attach to your existing structure. Place doors in the sidewalls or gable end and increase sidewall height to maximize available floor space; the options are plentiful to create the greenhouse or sunroom of your dreams.

Sometimes called abutted greenhouses, these designs can be upgraded for higher wind resistance and greater snow loads for areas with strict building requirements, and architectural elements carefully matched to create that sunroom feel.

Choosing Your Custom Attached Greenhouse

Whether your home is classically styled, sleek and modern, rustic, or anywhere in between, Gothic Arch Greenhouses’ custom options will allow you to match your style and budget with a lean-to structure or abutted greenhouse that complements both your design elements and your gardening goals.

An attached residential greenhouse should have some consideration given to available sunlight, ventilation, and temperature control. In addition, the height of the attached wall will usually dictate the height and size of the attached greenhouse. Generally speaking, the wider the structure, the higher the supporting wall must be.

Other considerations would be the optimum location of windows, vents, and doors, if your structure will face north, south, east, or west, and what your relative humidity is in the hottest part of the year. Planning for the best ventilation will also help you to choose if you prefer sidewall doors, endwall doors, or vestibule entrance.

Lastly, some thought should be given to how snow or rain will slide off of the roof onto the attached greenhouse depending on your climate, so choosing the proper slope, style, and material for your roof and attachment are key. Our greenhouse experts are here to help guide you through the often tricky ins and outs of designing a greenhouse that attaches to your house.

Custom Attached Greenhouse Uses

  • Create a relaxing sunroom that brings the beauty of the outdoors in
  • Enjoy hobby gardening and extend your growing season by protecting plants from harsh weather
  • Add seating, tables, and lighting to design a bespoke outdoor entertainment or dining area
  • Cover a pool or spa and enjoy swimming in privacy all year long

Fill out the quote form to receive a custom quote for your greenhouse project.

Building a lasting greenhouse that will add value and enjoyment to your property is Gothic Arch Greenhouses’ specialty. Please call us at 1-800-531-4769 or request a quote to find out more about residential lean-to greenhouses today!