Hail Storm Shreds Greenhouse Roofs

Stevens and Son Wholesale Florist is in clean-up mode this week after a Monday night hailstorm destroyed greenhouse roof coverings at its two facilities in Arvada, Colo.

All coverings were made of Dynaglass, and not a single panel of it is salvageable.

“It’s just a mess,” Bruce Daniel, company president, said Thursday. “We’re trying to complete one small project at a time and move forward. We’re scrambling to find materials and put a plan together. It’s a nightmare.”

Daniel estimates damage well into six figures, but the operation is still in business. Twenty to 30 percent of plants were lost, and the operation expects the roof replacement process to take about six weeks. Stevens and Son will use Dynaglass coverings as the replacement material.

For more on the story, click here. You can also visit the Stevens and Son website and view a slideshow of the damage sustained here.

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2 comments on “Hail Storm Shreds Greenhouse Roofs

  1. Anonymous

    I had hail 10 days ago here in NE Iowa. It wiped out my home garden, several fruit trees, three elderberry trees that were loaded with berries, lots of garden and wildflowers, my shingles, rain gutters, siding, screens, central air unit, several huge maple trees in my windbreak. Thank goodness for insurance and competent adjusters! Good luck with your clean up and rebuilding. You have my sympathy!

  2. Anonymous

    I had hail 10 days ago here in NE Iowa. It wiped out my home garden, several fruit trees, three elderberry trees that were loaded with berries, lots of garden and wildflowers, my shingles, rain gutters, siding, screens, central air unit, several huge maple trees in my windbreak. Thank goodness for insurance and competent adjusters! Good luck with your clean up and rebuilding. You have my sympathy!