The Differences Between Sunrooms, Solariums & Conservatories

bright sunroom looking out onto the backyard of a residential home

If you’re thinking about adding an extension to your home, some of the most popular options you’ll come across include sunrooms, solariums, and conservatories.

At first glance they may all seem like the same thing, however, each space is uniquely different and serves distinct purposes. Some of the main factors that differentiate the three home extension structures include location, building materials, and design.

Western Canada experiences all four seasons every year, and while it’s great to go outside and enjoy the outdoors, the harsh summer and winter climates can make leaving the comfort of your home a tedious endeavor.

Having an indoor enclosure with impressive windows everywhere you look mimics the feeling of being outdoors without the hassle of dressing for the weather. Continue reading below to find out which option best suits your lifestyle, your needs and your home.

Beautiful, Year-Round Conservatories

Acting as an extension of your home, a conservatory is a sizable room built with glass walls and a European-style roof design to maximize the amount of sunlight that filters through.beautiful conservatory with glass walls and roof

Originally built for horticultural purposes, conservatories are now much more than a room to grow plants and vegetables out of season. The space can be adorned with luxurious finishes making it the perfect spot to relax, entertain and have dinner under the stars.

Made to last and keep you warm, conservatories are constructed with aluminum and steel walls and dual or triple-pane glass. The roof is carefully designed with tempered glass or polycarbonate heat guard roof panels to keep the space warm and cozy.

Sunroom vs. Solarium: What’s the Difference?

In the simplest terms the difference is in design. Solarium refers to a curved sunroom with an all glass or acrylic design. Fully transparent. Maximum light.spacious and bright sunroom overlooking the backyard of a residential home

A sunroom can be a gable, lean too or combination roof designed room. These rooms can also have a transparent roof or a traditional finished design to match your home’s existing roof. This can be a very good option in rooms that are south facing or in direct sun a majority of the time.

Add a Dreamy, All-Glass Extension to Your Home

Thinking of adding an extension to your home in Edmonton, Red Deer or surrounding cities? Whether you love watching the outdoors or want to have your own indoor planting area, year-round conservatories and solariums offer the perfect solution.

Our specialized construction experts at Construct- Innovative Construction Solutions Corp. work hard to provide our clients with construction products of the highest caliber with top-quality materials. From patio covers to solariums, conservatories and more, you can count on us to deliver exceptional results you’ll love.

Reach out to us to learn more about our residential services and to get an estimate for your conservatory, sunroom or solarium project.

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