Solar Innovations, Inc. offers elegant wood systems that are reminiscent of classic English conservatories.
Typically, structures consist of solid Mahogany or Spanish cedar, however, interior laminates are available in western red cedar, southern yellow pine, and northern white pine (straight eave applications only) upon special request. Depending upon final engineering requirements, redwood or cherry may also be available for your application. Solid wood framing is typically utilized in smaller structures that have a span of 12′ or less, and should be sealed to maintain the wood’s integrity. If the wood interior will be painted, glu-lam is recommended. Solar Innovations, Inc. can complete the staining process using a three coat, micro-porous sealer. During this process, the first coat seals and protects the wood, the second coat stains the wood, and the third layer acts as a finishing coat.
Solar Innovations, Inc. offers a full line of decorative trims and other accessories for wood systems. The accessories are finished with a protective water based sealer that helps minimize damage and discoloration.
A properly incorporated wood interior creates a highly decorative aesthetic in line with that of classic English conservatories. Wood interior systems are composed of a solid wood or glu-lam interiors that are attached to a maintenance free aluminum exterior frame. Solar’s advanced weep system carries water and condensation away from the wood and assures the structure’s longevity. These systems tend to have higher thermal efficiency, allowing the room to maintain an even temperature throughout the year. Because Solar’s glazing bars are thermally isolated, they create a separation between the metal frame and glass, increasing the room’s overall insulation.
Rafter profiles can be custom designed to feature any shape desired and combined with moldings, wood panels, and trims to mimic existing architectural elements. Each rafter is finished by hand with either paint or stain to further enhance the conservatory, nearly any exterior color can be used to blend with a home’s existing facade or make it the focal point of the property.
As with any Solar Innovations, Inc. product, the end user is responsible for proper maintenance to protect the wood’s finish and preserve the warranty. Please note that wood interiors are not recommended for structures with high moisture, such as greenhouses and pool enclosures.