Commercial Steel Greenhouse in Bettendorf, Iowa

Sunward Steel Buildings, Inc., was the proud supplier and manufacturer of this pre-engineered steel greenhouse building in Bettendorf, Iowa, in February of 2002.

These days, the steel building functions as state-of-the-art greenhouse addition on the grounds of Wallace’s Garden Center, a year-round agricultural, horticultural, and retail operation with a lengthy history in the region. In addition to an onsite nursery, the property boasts a gift shop where it sells home décor, patio furniture, gardening supplies, bird feeders, and similar products, and this particular building gives the business owners more room to grow tropical plants, houseplants, succulents, seasonal flowers and more.

Long-Lasting, Economical Steel Greenhouses & Grow Houses

Unlike wooden buildings used for agricultural efforts, steel greenhouses, and grow houses resist moisture-related damage and require very little maintenance through the years, saving substantial time and money for their owners. Buyers can also customize their greenhouses and growing areas in terms of doors, windows, ventilation, insulation, and numerous other elements, adapting their spaces to accommodate their specific growing needs.

This particular metal greenhouse became part of the Wallace’s Garden Center infrastructure in 2002 when the business outgrew its existing covered growing space. In operation year-round, the greenhouse is a great source for herbs, vegetables, perennials, and information about everything from how to care for and arrange plants to how to keep pests from eating or damaging them.

Part of Iowa’s “Quad Cities,” alongside Davenport, Moline, East Moline, and Rock Island, the city of Bettendorf is a part of east-central Iowa’s Scott County. The community lies about 84 miles southwest of Cedar Rapids and about 60 miles outside Iowa City.

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Building Specifications

Constructed using the strongest-available galvanized steel components, the steel greenhouse stands strong in the face of heavy snow, strong winds, pests, and other Midwestern construction hazards. Once erect, it stands 72’x50’x13.8’ in size, and its roof is comprised of rugged, corrosion-resistant Galvalume metal and has a single-slope design and a 4:12 pitch.

The metal greenhouse offers ample curb appeal thanks to an attractive, Stone Beige-colored exterior and complementing Dark Green roof, both of which blend well with the existing structures already on the Wallace’s Garden Center property. The greenhouse also has (3) 3070 walk-door framed openings throughout, one of which contains (1) 3070 commercial vestibule walk-door with a window. An 80-mph wind speed rating serves as an additional metal greenhouse feature intended to enhance durability given the typical climate and wind characteristics of the region.