The GP Flat Roof is a light weight fixed shade structure, optimal for outdoor retail areas or crops that need subtle protection. The fixed flat roof encourages the benefits of natural ventilation and light while providing a refuge from wind, sun, and less than desirable temperatures. Easy to install with multiple shade cover options.
Ideal for crops tolerant of rain and snow, the Flat Roof by Rough Brothers offers the fundamental protection to improve crop success. The use of patented aluminized cloth aids in heat retention during the cooler months while reflecting heat away from the crop in the warmer months. This innovative design results in reduction in production cycles, paired with escalation in plant quality. Optional sidewall and endwall glazing further promotes protection.
Unique in several ways, the design of the Flat Roof by Rough Brothers accommodates the needs of growers. The split open design provides quicker open and close time, while decreasing strain on the motor(s). Elimination of diagonal compression bracing allows for more efficient growing area, while the straightforward design allows for ease in installation.
Why Rough Brothers Flat Roof Shades?
The improved design of the endwall posts eliminates the need for internal and external cable and post bracing. This allows for unrestricted access along the end walls, as well as reduced installation and cement costs.
The end members are factory drilled for suspension wire locations, eliminating suspension wire vise brackets.
The direct drive system, located in the center of the house, eliminates stress on the end walls, thus reducing cable wear at all pulley locations.
The drive system allows for the roof curtain to move in two 15 foot increments between the 30 foot wide post spacing, reducing stress on the motor and hooks.
Roof open/close time is only 3 minutes 20 seconds.
The roof fabric, LS PLS40 abri (45 % shade) reflects heat out in the summer while retaining heat in the winter. The factory installed abri wires and outdoor hooks provide additional strength for the curtain in both directions. This enhancement allows for a tighter curtain, reducing the amount of drip locations when the curtain is closed, protecting the crop during heavy rains.
The PLS40 abri fabric, which is knitted rather than woven, lasts longer than traditional flat roof material, while less prone to algae build up. Further benefits of the PLS40 abri fabric is its resistance to tearing and when cut around posts during installation, provides a tight energy seal eliminating heat loss during the winter.