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Greenhouse system grows space, raises enclosure performance.

The Rough Brothers R-House greenhouse system, created for research and teaching applications, was designed from the inside out to provide flexibility of space utilization and equipment installation and a higher level of enclosure performance than previously available. A rigid frame structure is the foundation, with shade and vent operators mounted within or above the frame and not protruding into the growing space, which opens up the interior volume for larger crops or supplemental equipment to be mounted at optimum locations. The glazing system incorporates all the features of current window and curtain-wall technology with four-side gasketed support of the glass, thermal improvement, one-inch insulated glass on the vertical surfaces, rain screen, pressure equalization, and anodized finish. Pre-engineered corner, eave, and gable closures allow for roof pitches from 3/12 to 12/12 without extrusion modification, or exposed fasteners.

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Rough Brothers, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio USA; 800-543-7351 or 513-242-0310, www.roughbros.com

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Date:Jun 1, 2006
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