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Just how long will a solarium or greenhouse last?

Built to Last for Generations: How Modern Solariums Stand the Test of Time

Unlike flimsy options built even a decade ago, today’s tempered glass, UV-filtering improvements, and powder-coated architectural aluminum can extend the lifespan of your solarium dramatically with proper care. 

A few of the key features that make your solarium stand the test of time.

All aluminum thermally broken frames.  Our signature aluminum framework features thermal breaks that eliminate conduction, keeping interior temperatures comfortable. The powder-coated finish resists corrosion and fading.

No Exposed Screws. Fasteners are hidden for an ultra-clean look. With no screws exposed to the elements, there is less chance of leaks leading to structural issues over time and you won’t see rust trails.

UV Blocking Dual Pane Glass. We utilize tempered (or laminated) dual-pane glass that filters over 98% of harmful UV rays. The argon-filled space between the panes improves temperature regulation.

In addition to premium materials, we focus on weather-tight architectural designs that stand the test of time. We take pride in building durable, worry-free additions that only improve with age through proper care.

Here are our top tips for maximizing the lifespan of your solarium or greenhouse.

Regularly inspect seals & framing. Check seals around windows/doors for any cracks annually. Inspect aluminum framing for signs of damage. Address any issues right away to prevent water intrusion.

Clean the glass thoroughly at least twice per year. Use a gentle glass cleaner and a soft cloth to avoid scratching. This keeps the glass transparent for light.

Ensure proper ventilation. Consider opening doors/windows on dry days to promote airflow.

Check and clean the weep holes regularly.  Our units come with drainage capabilities to wick water away from the glass.  But just like gutters, debris can build up in these channels. A simple cleaning with a pipe cleaner does the trick. 

Reseal or replace gaskets as they become worn. Maintain pliable seals around openings to prevent drafts and keep out the elements. This straightforward fix goes a long way!

With our top-quality materials and proper care, your beautiful solarium from Sunshine Rooms can stay structurally sound and enhance your living space for 30+ years.  Here’s to many years soaking up the sun in your sanctuary!

Lightning Storm

We all watched a lightning storm from our room. It felt like we were a flash cube… it was neat.

Mr. and Mrs. Shull


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