At Fullbloom Light Deprivation, we want to get you the right product for your grow operation. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about our greenhouse products.
What size greenhouses does FullBloom offer?
We are excited to offer both 20 foot and 30 foot wide models to best suit the needs of your growing operation. Choose your length from 20 feet (available only on 20’ wide models) to 95 feet long!
Which style of greenhouse should I consider?
The 20' wide Evergreen greenhouse is a straight wall "quonset" frame. That means it has straight sidewalls and the roof has a gentle curve. That provides more room for your growing plants than the common hoop greenhouse shape. Our 30' wide greenhouse frame uses a Semi Gable design (pointed roof and straight sides). This gives lots of room for vertical plant growth and also operates great in high snow and high wind environments.
What’s the difference between your auto light deprivation greenhouses and the standard model?
Auto light deprivation takes all the work out of running a light deprivation system. On a standard greenhouse, light deprivation is a great way to maximise your number of harvests per year and produce your product when the market demand is high. However, it also means that in order to keep your plants on the proper light cycle, you have to visit the grow site multiple times per day to either raise or lower the blackout poly on your greenhouse by hand. It’s grueling work and if your timing is off by even a few minutes in either direction, your plants could suffer. Our auto light dep system takes care of that work for you. You can program the timer to raise and lower the poly at the same time every day, eliminating all the hassle and worry.
What makes your auto blackout system different than the competition?
Most auto blackout kits control only the raising and lowering of the blackout plastic. Our controller takes care of not only the blackout system, but also any exhaust fans, HAF (Horizontal Airflow Fans) fans and intake louvers to properly ventilate your grow. We have further year-round upgrade options to control full season grows with lighting, heating, dehumidification and watering systems. You can literally set up the automated light dep system and let it run itself!
What accessories do I need to grow through the winter?
Winter growing can be complex, but we have all the accessories you need to produce all year round. Below is a recommended list of what you will need.
- Support trusses
- Motorized intake louvers
- Supplemental lighting
- Propane or Radiant Heating
- Poly inflation fan kit
- Extra layer of poly
- Anti-drip poly upgrade
Are there solar/off grid options?
Yes. Our controllers will operate smoothly with a solar setup. However, the typical AC powered exhaust fan and HAF (horizontal airflow fan) setup will pull too much power for most off-the-grid setups. We recommend using high efficiency DC solar fans, which we can custom quote for any package.
How well does the system hold up to high snow/high wind?
When concerned about high wind and snow conditions, consider our support truss kits help with snow and wind resistance. If you are expecting conditions that include 60 mph wind or more than 6 inches of show we can customize your build to include an interior light deprivation system. Call our sales team to inquire about extreme weather options.
How do your prices compare to the competition?
We are the most affordable, fully automated light dep company on the market. We don’t cut corners with automation and quality of manufacturing or the proper electronics needed to maintain a fully automated system nor do we price gouge like some of the other guys.
Where are the greenhouses manufactured?
Our greenhouses are designed and manufactured right here in Oregon.
Can I install this myself?
We try to make the installation process as easy as possible but as with any large project a construction background helpful. Detailed blueprint drawings come with purchase. Digital instructions are available with purchase. We have a highly skilled and insured installation crew (independently owned and operated) that is available in all of Southern and Central Oregon. Consider sourcing out a certified GC as a local installer to take care of the installation if you are outside of our local area.
What if I need permits?
Contact your local municipality for all permit inquiries and requirements. Our greenhouses are non coded and are generally used as non-permanent structures which make them easy to permit. However, if your county requires a coded structure we can help. Coded structures usually require over the top steel framing and will increase costs. Just make sure to let your sales rep know before making your purchase.
What is the average lead time?
Our current average time is 4-5 weeks however it is best to plan far ahead. We try to give you the most accurate shipment dates possible. However, manufacturing lead times are subject to change based on seasonality, order volume and back orders on specific products. Ask your sales representative for current lead time estimates when placing your order. We are not liable due to costs from delays.
What kind of warranties are offered?
Most manufacturers offer a one year warranty to the original purchaser on electronics. Often the year in measured from the date of invoice. The customer is usually responsible for the return shipping freight and insurance. Please consult our Warranty Information page for more specific information. Extended warranties may be available for purchase on some items. Call our sales representatives for more information.
Do you offer support for the iGrow Controller?
While we have a great understanding of the using the controller for our specific light deprivation needs, the manufacturer is available for customization questions and is available 24/7 for both training and support. Call Link4 toll free at 866.755.5465
Do you offer refunds?
Due to the large amount of equipment used in building a greenhouse, the amount of labor, and the high shipping costs we are not able to provide a refund once production has been started. We work hard to make every order right in the event anything goes wrong or components are missing. We rely on our repeat business and good reputation for our success.
How does shipping work?
Please see our shipping details page here. It is important every customer understands our shipping process as greenhouses are big, bulky, and expensive to re-ship should a problem arise at delivery.