Are you wondering if you should get Palram’s Snap and Grow or Harmony Greenhouse?
You’re not alone. Snap and Grow Greenhouse and Harmony Greenhouse are two of Palram’s most popular greenhouses.
In this post, we’ll go over what growers love the most about these two greenhouses. We’ll compare their similarities, differences, pros, and cons, so you can choose which of these two is right for you.
Let’s dive in!
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony Greenhouse
Before we begin, here’s an easy, at a glance comparison between Palram’s Snap and Grow or Harmony.
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony: Shape
|Snap & Grow||Harmony|
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony: Average Cost
Snap & Grow 6ft
|Snap & Grow 8ft||Harmony 6ft|
Snap and Grow vs. Harmony: Size
|Size (6ft series)||Snap and Grow||Harmony|
|Size (8ft series)||Snap and Grow||Harmony|
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony: Specifications
|Snap & Grow||Harmony|
|Roof Panel Thickness||0.7mm||0.7mm|
|Wall Panel Thickness||0.7mm||0.7mm|
|Wind Resistance||90km/hr | 56ml/hr||90km/hr | 56ml/hr|
|Snow Load||75kg/m² | 15.4lbs/ft²||75kg/m² | 15.4lbs/ft²|
|Color||Silver||Green, Grey, Silver|
|Warranty||5 Year Limited Warranty||5 Year Limited Warranty|
Snap & Grow vs Harmony: Features
|Snap & Grow||Harmony|
|100% UV ray protection||✔️||✔️|
|Does not fracture or turn brittle||✔️||✔️|
|Lockable door handle||x||✔️|
|Built in gutters||✔️||✔️|
|100% Recyclable materials||✔️||x|
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony: Shape Comparison
Both Palram-Canopia’s Snap and Grow and Harmony are Gable or Even Span Greenhouses. This greenhouse structure is the most common style of greenhouse structure.
This structure has a roof of two slopes of equal length and width, sloping towards a central ridge.
Gable or Even Span Greenhouses are the most common style of greenhouse structure.
This structure is popular because its straight walls allow for maximum height and plenty of growing room for tall plants.
Gable or Even Span Greenhouses also allow for easy air circulation and temperature management. The straight walls and large maximum height create an ideal environment that allows for proper circulation, which also helps with temperature control.
Advantages of Gable or Even Span Greenhouses
- Plenty of space for vegetables and plants to grow. Can easily install shelves or hang plants from the ceiling.
- Easy to build and cost effective.
- Easy to install irrigation and heating systems.
- More expensive to build than lean-to-greenhouses
- Straight walls can limit the amount of sunlight that enters your greenhouse.
If you’re interested in checking out other Gable or Even Span Greenhouse, here are some we’d recommend.
The Solexx Garden Master is the traditional Gable greenhouse. Compared to other greenhouses it comes with a shelving system to maximize your growing space.
One of the biggest differences between Solexx and other greenhouses is their panels. They use their own Solexx panels which are a white opaque color. These panels are designed to improve light diffusion, eliminate hot spots, and improve temperature control. This greenhouse comes in a variety of different sizes to fit your needs.
The Monticello is a traditional gable greenhouse. The benefit of Monticello greenhouse is that it comes with packages, some include all the accessories that you will need to get your greenhouse started.
The Monticello have four different packages with the minimal accessories you need to get started and their mode advanced package which includes an irrigation and heating system.
Snap & Grow vs. Harmony: Cost
The cost of your Snap & Grow greenhouse will depend on whether you are buying the 6-foot or 8-foot series.
The Snap & Grow 6-foot series, and the Harmony series are very similar in price. The average price for the Snap & Grow 6 feet series is $980, and for the Harmony series, it's $960.
When purchasing a new greenhouse, it's important to note that the price will increase depending on the size of your greenhouse.
The difference in the smallest Snap & Grow greenhouse is a 6' x 8' is less than $700, while the largest is $1300 for the 6' x 16.
The main difference in cost between the Snap & Grow 6-foot series and the 8-foot series is that there are more and larger options in the 8 feet series. The average price of the 8-foot series is $2,080.
Snap & Grow vs Harmony: Structure and Panels
Both Palram-Canopia’s Snap and Grow are heavy-duty greenhouses made with aluminum frames and polycarbonate panels.
These two features ensure that your greenhouse will stand the test of time and can withstand extreme weather conditions.
Palram greenhouse polycarbonate panels do not shatter and are safer than glass. This feature is especially important in a domestic environment and the vicinity of children and the elderly.
Further, polycarbonate panels are low weight ( less than 1kg), making the greenhouse easy to deliver, handle, assemble, and relocate. For instance, an assembled 6×8 Harmony greenhouse weighs less than 45kg.
Polycarbonate also completely shields from the harmful effects of UV radiation and protects everything inside the greenhouse: people, plants, pots, tools, among others.
If you’re unsure if a polycarbonate greenhouse is for you, you can check out this article where we talked about the different glazing materials between greenhouses and their pros and cons.
Why Snap & Grow?
Palram Snap & Grow is a heavy-duty greenhouse designed for a fast and easy structure set-up.
It features the innovative SmartLock™ connector system that allows you to quickly assemble the aluminum frame without any complicated tools or hardware.
Palram Snap & Grow also comes with pre-assembled split doors and vent windows so that you can set up your greenhouse with ease.
Another major benefit is that it is highly affordable. Because the Snap & Grow greenhouse is inexpensive, it makes it easy for people to own a greenhouse. In addition, it comes in 8 feet and 6 feet width models, with the length reaching as high as 24 feet on each model.
Some of its most notable features are:
- SmartLock connectors allow screw-free frame assembly.
- Easy assembly
- Doors and windows are pre-assembled
- Sliding assembly system
- Built-in gutters for sustainable irrigation system
- Unique split door for easy access and ventilation
- Roof vent for airflow, heat, and humidity regulation
- Made with 100% recyclable materials
Ready to be a Snap and Grow Owner? Check out our Palram Snap and Grow collection here.
Harmony is a heavy-duty, fully transparent greenhouse with a classic design. It’s built to optimize interior space and with various colors to choose from.
Similar to Snap & Grow, Harmony is pretty easy to build. While it doesn’t come with Snap and Grow’s Smart Lock System, it does come with the sliding system. It should only take, on average, 7-8 hours to build this greenhouse.
Some notable features for Harmony Greenhouse are:
- Lockable door handle for extra safety
- Magnetic door catch
- Built-In Gutters to allow water collection for a sustainable irrigation system
- Easy assembly with a sliding assembly system
- You can assemble the hinged door as a right or left-hand door
- Built-in a roof vent for airflow and regulation of heat and humidity
Buying a greenhouse is no small feat. First, you must do your research to get the perfect fit for you.
Palram is one of the leading companies in the thermoplastic industry. And with either Palram's Snap & Grow or Essence, you're in good hands.
If you're still unsure what's the right greenhouse for you, check out our review on all of Palram greenhouses. In this article, we discuss all of Palram greenhouses available on the market, so you can skip all the tedious research and buy your greenhouse with ease.