Importance of Calculating Setup Costs
Commercial cannabis growers and investors are running a tight business. Inputs must be tracked closely to ensure the business stays profitable and sustainable. It’s tempting to start a buildout right away to minimize idle time and skip the important questions of how much does a grow room cost. However, taking the time to detail the budget and estimates for the buildout will ensure the project goes smoothly and that finances are in line with expectations.
With construction, there is always some variation from the plan. A contingency allowance for unexpected expenses acts as a financial safety net. The amount of this allowance is dependent on the scope of the build out but usually it will not exceed 10% of overall costs.
Top 3 Costs in Building Out a New Cultivation Space
- Planning + Drawings: Invest in architectural drawings and work with engineers who will handle the county and city permits. This stage is the most important as it can greatly impact the timeline and scope of your project.
- Lighting: If you choose to invest in LEDs and vertical racks, the lighting equipment costs will be high upfront. The energy and space efficiency will make up for it in the long run, but it’s one of the top upfront expenses for the buildout.
- Grow Equipment: Pipp Vertical Racks, plumbing, ACs, dehumidifiers, the list goes on. Preparing all the equipment, tools and supplies for a cultivation facility takes time and plenty of budget.
There are many costs associated with taking your cannabis business to the next level. One of the most important costs you have to consider is cannabis grow room setup cost. Before we determine your exact grow room setup cost and calculate possible grow yields, consider these benefits of vertical farming:
High Density and Anti-Microbial Products
Pipp’s mobile vertical grow racks can be built up to 56’ long and 23’ high (systems larger require engineering approval). Beams can support up to 2,150 lbs. Uprights can support over 17,000 lbs. Our products have a white powder coat finish that is UV-stable, and contains anti-microbial and fungal-resistant additives.
Vertical grow racks are designed to easily integrate with other essential grow equipment like lighting, irrigation, drainage, and airflow systems. This creates a smooth grow operation that is efficient and profitable.
By using Pipp Horticulture’s vertical grow racks you deal directly with us because of our factory direct sales channel. We design specifically for you so there are no wasted resources. Pipp’s CAD team will prepare room drawings of your facility, including elevations of the vertical grow systems, to ensure efficient grow space and workflow at affordable rates.
Now Let’s Calculate Your Yields
Click the link below, enter your facilities current canopy space, production metrics, and sales price to see how much revenue you could be making when you upgrade your indoor farm to PIPP Horticulture’s Cannabis grow racks!