If you’re a thrifty and environmentally conscious person who’s into the idea of self-sufficiency, then you’ve probably considered getting into homesteading.
The popularity of homesteading doesn’t look like it’s going to fade away any time soon; and why would it? Producing your own food is a great source of personal satisfaction, and makes great sense from an economic standpoint as well. Moreover, you don’t need to live in the country or have a sprawling yard in the suburbs to get into hobby farming or homestead food production either.
Sure, you might not be able to keep rabbits, goats, chickens or bees if you live in Ybor City, Hyde Park Village or other neighborhoods around Downtown Tampa, but you can still customize an aluminum framed greenhouse.
When it comes to getting a customized frame for an urban greenhouse made, aluminum is preferable over other materials for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:
In the atmosphere, a layer of aluminum oxide forms around aluminum metal and protects it from water, thus making the aluminum rust proof. That’s why the airline industry has always gone with aluminum for the exterior shells of aircraft. Have you ever seen a rusty plane?
Strength = Minimalism
Aluminum really is incredibly strong and durable. Thus, you don’t need a lot of it to provide effective framing and support for your greenhouse. In other words, with an aluminum greenhouse you won’t have a bulky eyesore on your patio, in your backyard, or in front of your sunlit window.
One of the main advantages to aluminum is that it can be recycled again and again, without losing any of its chemical properties. In essence, aluminum production isrecycling, and uses up far less energy and produces far fewer harmful emissions than the extraction of minerals from raw materials.