If you’ve visited a home with a sunroom or solarium, it probably lit your eyes up. In the claustrophobic style that most homes have, this room stands out as something very special.
There’s the natural light and a pleasing view of the property. It gives you an emotional release that comes with a feeling of freedom that is very healthy. I wanted to introduce you to modern solariums that we manufacture. They’re very high quality now and a worthy investment.
- Strong, durable construction that lasts
- Sun exposure during winter
- Mood lift – happier
- Beautiful home interior that friends, family and visitors will love
- Blended into the architecture of your home
- One special room for quiet reflection and relaxation
These aren’t Greenhouses
Solariums have been around a long time. Europeans developed them first to house fruit trees and gardens and they were basically greenhouses, which they called conservatories. People loved feeling the warm sun during winter in European climates.
They were a luxury for only a few then, but today, the demand for solariums and sun rooms is getting brisk. Why the popularity? It’s due to the availability of high quality thermal products, lower costs, and growing demand for home improvement solutions. A solarium may be the most prestigious home improvement a homeowner can buy today.
Like a Vacation 52 Weeks per Year
Beyond the technical matters of how strong, secure, comfortable and easy to maintain these rooms are, is about how they make you feel emotionally. A solarium is very unique room, made almost completely of glass and aluminum. It’s total immersion in light and sun in the wintertime and a bug-free commune with nature in the summer months. It’s the same experience vacationers have when they arrive at their winter vacation destination in Florida.
A solarium owner has this oasis to enjoy anytime they want, not just for 1 week per winter.
Solariums can have a hip roof structure to create a vaulted ceiling effect and the magnificence of the glass above becomes pre-eminent. From an aesthetic and emotional comfort viewpoint, these unique structures are marvelous. And your visitors and family will be especially drawn to it. You’ll have more new friends than you’ll know what to do with. Better starting holding parties and don’t forget to invite me!
Aluminum: Durable and Strong
Solariums are usually built with an aluminum frame. Aluminum is strong and durable and is excellent for installers to work with. Its behaviour within heat extremes is good too. That’s important for an exposed structure that must contend with extremes in temperature, and hold low-e, tempered glass to capture heat from the sun. And proper venting prevents heat build-up. Its frame’s paint is heat-cured and chemically bonded, available in several colours. Glazed laminate windows have replaced the plate glass that was used in the past.
You can build your solarium next to your house as many people have done. You can also build it fully onto the side of your house, making it a 3 glass-walled structure. Some solariums are huge geodesic domes. They represent the high end of the solarium market.
Buy a Solarium that Won’t Fall Apart
In the Toronto region, we have extremes of weather including heavy snow loads, and hot, humid and cold and ice storms. Canadian solariums have to be built well. There are plenty of cheap do it yourself kits available from Home Depot, Costco, Lowes, and other outfits. The lure of lower costs makes homeowners think these kits might do.
But even if you’re okay with a simple box like structure, it’s the installation that has to be done right. Do-it-yourselfers have to contend with leaks and working with materials they just don’t understand. These are construction projects that need to be built by professionals. Glass selection is especially important with solariums.
Professional Custom Design and Installation
Our team not only offers you custom design so you have the solarium that suits your home architecture, needs and aesthetic preferences, we install it to work flawlessly with sun positioning and the windows that are most appropriate.
While we’re on the subject of windows, doors and glass, no one understands glass better than we do. From tempered strength to low-e glass systems to glazing, you’ll have windows that look good and can handle touch Ontario winters.
A beautiful solarium is one of the most prestigious and valuable luxuries you can enjoy at home. Put off buying that new car for a while and enjoy a long vacation in the new oasis we’ll create for you.