The Line Of Exaco Small Backyard Greenhouses

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Exacto Trading GreenhousesExaco is a family-owned company in Austin Texas that has been introducing products to the market since the late 1980s. Exaco USA and Exaco Trading Company our arms of its parent company the Tack Trading Company which was incorporated in 1988. The company also helps operate a sheltered workshop in Austin Texas that provides jobs for individuals with mental disabilities.

The Exaco Trading Company specializes in the distribution of unique and high quality imported products. Some of those products are greenhouse kits coming from places like Germany, which is the only product of its kind available for under $5000. Below we’ll delve into the rest of the small backyard greenhouses that are available for consumers from Exaco.

The Exaco Line Of Greenhouses.

The Bio-Star Lean-To Greenhouse.

We have only included this product to tell you to avoid it. From everything we’ve read about it,it is difficult to put together and flimsy at best once it is assembled. Many of the people that left reviews said it was the worst project ever.

Bio-Star Pioneer Greenhouses

The story on this greenhouse is not much better than the one above. Difficult to put together and flimsy at best once done.

RIGA Greenhouse
The RIGA Greenhouse

The RIGA Onion Shaped Greenhouse.

The RIGA is imported from Germany and possesses an extremely heavy duty construction. The manufacturer of this greenhouse is also very up front that it will take two people one full day to construct it. Below are some of the major features of this unit.

  • Extremely heavy duty aluminum framing that carries a 15 year warranty.
  • Has an extremely high insulating R-value of 3.0, which is the minimum required for growing vegetables year-round.
  • The panels are constructed of polycarbonate that carry a 10 year warranty.
  • The structure the door is a heavy-duty Dutch barn door style and includes a key lock. The door size is 30 inches wide x 72 inches tall.
  • The RIGA is capable of taking just about any kind of snow load you want to throw at it.
  • The center height of the greenhouse is 82 inches tall, sloping down to 73 inches near the shelves.
  • For extra strength the front and rear walls are constructed of 10 mm twin wall polycarbonate. The rest of the structure is 8mm UV coated polycarbonate.
  • Can include optional suspended shelving.
  • Has a roof window that measures 40” x 24” with an automatic window opener. In addition an oversized rear window that measures 30” x 42” with an adjustment arm has also been included.
  • This greenhouse is designed and engineered by one of the top manufacturers of hobby greenhouses in Germany.
  • Comes with a DVD and written assembly directions.

 

 

Junior Victorian
Junior Victorian Greenhouse

Junior Victorian Greenhouse.

The Junior Victorian greenhouse is manufactured by the Janssen’s of Belgium. These folks have been manufacturing high-end greenhouses for over 30 years and are the leading supplier of this type of greenhouse in Europe. Below are some of the major features of this unit.

  • The black structural aluminum members are thicker and stronger than those of other greenhouses in this price range.
  • To provide better insulation the glass is held in place with rubber seals. You may notice that other greenhouses use metal clips.
  • All of the glass panels are single piece which means no overlapping of individual glass panels. Not only does this make it look nicer, but provides better insulation as well.
  • A foundation of 4 inches high (Orangerie) and 6” high (J-VIC) is also included.
  • The shoulder height of the greenhouse is 5 feet to and large gutters with downspouts are included.
  • The provided sliding door can be relocated to any vertical glass location.
  • All of the units come with two roof vent windows.
Royal Victorian
Royal Victorian Greenhouse

Royal Victorian Greenhouse.

The Royal Victorian greenhouse is also manufactured by the Janssen’s of Belgium. As you can probably guess from the name the Royal is a step up in both size and quality from the Junior. Not only has the design and style been improved but the internal growing environment as well. Below are some of the major features of this unit.

  • The dark green structural aluminum members are thicker and stronger than those of other greenhouses in this price range.
  • Uses a special 4 mm energy-efficient tempered glass.
  • To provide better insulation the glass is held in place with rubber seals. You may notice that other greenhouses use metal clips.
  • The Royal models come complete with a misting system. You just supply the water connection.
  • All of the glass panels are single piece which means no overlapping of individual glass panels. Not only does this make it look nicer, but provides better insulation as well.
  • A foundation is 6 inches high is also included.
  • The shoulder height of the greenhouse is 6’-7” feet and includes large gutters with downspouts.
  • The included sliding door can be relocated to any vertical glass location.
  • The two roof windows come with both an automatic window opener and the old-fashioned spindle type opener.

So there you have the breakdown of Exaco’s line of greenhouses. The RIGA along with both the Junior and Royal Victorian are some of the finest on the market and will serve you well for years to come. Yes they are more expensive than other greenhouses but just remember that when it comes to structures of this type you get what you pay for.

To get further information on any greenhouse simply click on an image and you’ll be taken to a new page we get more information or to place an order.

 

 

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