What is a Grow Room?

Grow rooms are a type of agriculture warehouse that facilitate the indoor cultivation of plants. Such facilities can exist in virtually any climate or environment – urban or rural. These specialized grow operations have become a viable method to grow products year-round in geographical climate areas with short growing seasons. Various pallet racking systems integrate with warehouse grow room designs to produce and store plants efficiently.

If your grow room operation needs a new storage solution, call 800-722-5908 or click the button below to fill out a quote form.

Indoor grow room
Grow room

What Can You Grow in a Grow Room?

Grow rooms or “grow tents” are popular in the cannabis industry. Cannabis grow rooms come in many shapes and sizes – full indoor grow facilities and units like grow tents. 

Grow rooms are a prevalent option for growing cannabis, fruits, vegetables, and flowers year-round. Grow tents and modular grow rooms are fully customizable. The grower has complete control over environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and airflow. 

The options are nearly limitless regarding the plants and vegetation that can thrive indoors during any season.

Commercial Grow Room Design & Installation

Growing rooms require extensive facility design and system installation, like any warehouse or storage space. Every plant has a unique mixture of environmental needs. Factors like air circulation, light, and water vary between plants and must be custom-implemented into indoor growing designs.

AK Material Handling Systems specializes in storage systems and warehouse design. We offer numerous systems for a vast array of storage environments and applications. For moist environments like a grow room, humidity-resistant, food-grade racking or shelving could be a good option. 

Close shelf levels may suffice for sprouts or low-growing plants in vertical grow room designs. Need lights and humidity control? Our design experts are equipped to find storage solutions for even the most unique scenarios. 

Call 800-722-5908 or click the button below to fill out a quote form and get connected with quality commercial grow room layout and storage design today.


Grow Room Customizations

Temperature Control

You will need a temperature control system and versatile airflow options in your indoor grow room. Air circulation options ensure that your grow room or tent is at the proper temperature.

Increasing or decreasing the airflow exchange is one method to adjust the temperature in your indoor room. Additional environmental control measures include:

  • Installing air conditioning units
  • Only using cool lighting options
  • Turning on or off lights as needed for energy efficiency
  • HVAC systems
  • Intake fans for fresh air
Grow room temperature control

Humidity Control

Humidity is an essential growth factor that must be correct for your plants to thrive. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help control the moisture levels in your room for optimal output. These machines have different sizes, from portable units to industrial humidity-control machines for large grow rooms.

Airflow is a primary factor in humidity control as well – more airflow reduces humidity while less airflow increases humidity levels.

Grow room humidity control

Light Control

Grow lights are artificial lights that help plants photosynthesize by producing a full spectrum of light required for growth. There are a couple of different kinds of grow lights:

  • Light Emitting Diode (LED) Grow Lights have red and blue wavelengths designed to promote plant growth. These grow lights are temperature regulated and have a long lifespan – about 50,000 hours. LED lights are a more expensive option.
  • High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Grow Lights pass electricity through a gas-filled tube to create light. HID lights are a relatively inexpensive light option with a short life span for novice growers. Fluorescent Grow Lights run cool and come in a tube or compact form. They are relatively cheap but are not as strong as HID lights and have about a 10,000-hour lifespan.
Grow room lights

How Much Does it Cost To Build a Grow Room?

Grow room cost depends on the materials, customizations, size, and application. Larger spaces require more extensive systems, including more racking, lighting, etc. 

Cannabis grow room designs and rooms can be implemented within different budgets. Smaller facilities may cost $500 or less, while more extensive operations can cost upward of $150,000. For help designing a grow room, call us at 800-722-5908.

We look forward to helping you find the proper storage and space plan for your application!

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