Can You Use Green Colored Corrugated Plastic to Build a Greenhouse?

Corrugated plastic, when tinted green, bronze or opal, cannot be used to build a greenhouse. The colors offer solar control to diminish brightness in residential settings, cutting up to 80 percent of light transmission. Transparent corrugated plastic, rated for horticultural use, provides a preferable solution for greenhouses, allowing the full spectrum of sunlight to pass through to plants.

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Rogue Parrish has written two travel books and edited at the "The Baltimore Sun," "The Washington Post" and the Alaska Newspapers company. She began writing professionally in 1975. Parrish holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.