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How We Helped Lisa Upgrade Her Greenhouse

At Slip Tube we design and build our shelters with a harsh North American climate in mind. We use strong domestic steel, and manufacture our sheds, shelters, and greenhouses with the right engineering specs to stand up to tough weather conditions. We do all this because we know how devastating it can be when a […]

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Size Offerings: High Quality 14 x 20 Sheds and Beyond

Searching for a 14 x 20 shed, or something a little more substantial? Looking to set up a shelter on a small lot and concerned about size? Need extra width to accommodate specialized equipment or vehicles? Slip Tube has you covered. Slip Tube’s in-house custom manufacturing process allows us to build sheds, shelters and greenhouses […]

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6 Advantages of Greenhouse Growing over Traditional Gardening

Greenhouses are an important tool for many growers, from hobby gardeners to larger farming operations. While traditional gardening can be great for backyards and certain hardy crops, greenhouses provide numerous advantages over traditional farming and gardening. These advantages are largely the result of greenhouses enabling growers to create an enclosed micro-climate for their plants, and […]

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4 Advantages of Customization in Portable Sheds and Shelters

Temporary greenhouse structures and portable sheds and shelters are convenient and cost-effective for a variety of commercial, agricultural, and personal uses. But out-of-the-box, prefabricated structures can only go so far — for some purposes, customization is preferable, or even required. At Slip Tube, we build all of our structures in-house, to exactly meet our customers’ […]

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Solutions for Greenhouses and Shelters in Areas with Heavy Snow Loading

Greenhouse roofs aren’t designed to withstand the same amount of weight and pressure from snow as roofs on houses. Greenhouse growers in cold climates that receive heavy snowfall annually often need custom solutions to protect their crops and their structures from snow. At SlipTube, we serve clients that deal with a variety of seasonal weather […]

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Retrofitting Existing Greenhouses for Light Deprivation

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a full-time grower, you want a light deprivation system that fits your greenhouse precisely and provides all the crop yield and efficiency benefits that you’re looking for. At Slip Tube, we don’t just sell light deprivation systems — we design and fabricate them in-house. This means we can provide a […]

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Automated Light Deprivation: Is it Worth the Cost?

Light deprivation systems are crucial for many greenhouse operations. Artificially manipulating the day and night cycle in your greenhouse space can encourage crops to flower several times in a year, rather than just in a single season, leading to increased crop yields, more manageable harvests, and a more regular source of income.

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Advantages of Exterior Light Deprivation Systems Over Interior

Light deprivation systems are an important component of many greenhouse setups. Plant growth and flowering cycles are strongly influenced by seasonal light levels, and greenhouse growers have perfected techniques for manipulating those natural cycles through the use of artificial UV lighting and artificial light deprivation.

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All About Greenhouses

Greenhouses come with an array of requirements depending on what the structure will be utilized for, and we are well aware of how to suit these needs. Providing top of the line and affordable greenhouses has been a pinnacle to our business. At the forefront are greenhouses that can be automated or provide light deprivation […]