Greenhouse vs. Tornado

Posted on June 28, 2019 | Categories: Uncategorized

This post is a flashback to when I received an email from our customer about a tornado that touched down in Connecticut and miraculously the glass greenhouse was virtually unscathed.

The photos show the greenhouse on the original wood foundation and then being hoisted up to replace the rotting wood with a brick foundation:

“Angela, the entire greenhouse twisted on the foundation and not a single pane of glass broke. Unfortunately, the pressure-treated wood it was sitting on had rotted. So the gentleman who installed the greenhouse built a truss system and lifted the entire greenhouse up while mason’s came in and replaced the foundation. The only notable damage was to the poly carbonate panel because a large branch came through it, and the wind caught the roof vent and ripped it off. The winds were in excess of 110 miles an hour and the entire area sustained a tremendous amount of damage. I am very impressed with the quality of the structure.”

Link to the story describing the tornado from May 2018.


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