Solar Innovations, Inc. Offers Contemporary Design Conservatories

Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom manufacturer of residential and commercial conservatories; greenhouses; sunrooms; skylights; folding, sliding, stacking walls, and screens; and custom windows and doors; introduces Contemporary Design Conservatories.

Pine Grove, PA, October 19, 2011 --( Solar Innovations, Inc. is proud to offer customers a contemporary conservatory option. The correlation is often drawn between conservatories and the word “traditional.” Historically, conservatories feature a very decorative design: grids, finials, ridge cresting, and base panels. Classically styled homes and businesses typically feature conservatories that are ornamental in appearance. While the majority of conservatories follow the classical guidelines, modern appearances are becoming increasingly popular and can be custom manufactured by Solar Innovations, Inc.

A contemporary conservatory retains all the functions of its traditional counterparts. In residential settings the space can be used for entertaining, growing plants, or as a pool enclosure. In contrast businesses can utilize conservatories for additional retail space. The structure will feature doors, windows, and ventilation. Solar Innovations, Inc. can provide environmental containment systems to maintain appropriate cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.

Solar Innovations, Inc.’s conservatories are manufactured from aluminum that will not rust, rot, or require constant maintenance. This framework is constructed with a thermal break, to minimize thermal transfer. Conservatories can also feature wood interiors; the maintenance-free, aluminum exterior protects the delicate wood interior from environmental extremes. Solid Mahogany and Spanish Cedar can be used, along with laminates of Southern Yellow Pine, Western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir, and Northern White Pine (straight eave applications only). Redwood and Cherry can also be integrated into your structure.

Custom conservatories by Solar Innovations, Inc. are thermally isolated structures that can withstand even the most brutal outdoor climates. These structures offer superior design, functionality, and can be engineered to fit custom structural needs, including hurricane and seismic requirements. Solar Innovation, Inc.’s conservatories have been installed from Florida to Canada. Solar Innovations, Inc.’s in-house engineers will design a conservatory to fit your contemporary style and withstand high snow, wind, water, and impact loads. No job is too small or too large; all Solar Innovations, Inc. conservatories are custom built to meet customers' exact specifications.

The main difference between traditional and modern conservatories is styling. Instead of decorative accessories, a contemporary conservatory will feature a minimalistic appearance. It is common for modern conservatories to feature large spans of glass and small site lines in narrow, tall applications, extending two stories. Designs frequently feature linear appearances; horizontal mullions are positioned close to each other and grids can be used to create for a defined, linear look. Modern accent pieces can be custom manufactured to match the conservatory’s façade. Instead of using a Palladian arch, for example, a simple circle can be added to the gable end.

Historic conservatories often feature Hartford green, bronze, and sandstone finishes. A modern conservatory can be any color, but blues, silvers, blacks, and grays help to achieve the contemporary aesthetic. Incorporating a tinted glass, such as blue and green glass tints, can also add an additional modern element to the design.

Contemporary conservatories are the perfect solution for customers wishing to harness the benefits of an all season glass structure, but that find the aesthetic of a traditional conservatory unappealing. Contact Solar Innovations, Inc. today to speak with one of our conservatory design experts; our experienced staff will work with you to create a one of a kind custom conservatory. Please contact Solar Innovations, Inc. at 800-618-0669 or

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Melissa Reinhart