Solariums & Sunrooms

Bright and Beautiful Solariums for Maximum Relaxation at Home

There are times when you’re sitting outside wishing you didn’t have to deal with the inconveniences of nature, such as mosquitos, cold weather, and hot weather. While you love admiring nature, you wish you could be totally relaxed while doing it. If you’ve ever felt this way, there is good news for you – solariums, a type of sunroof can give you that peacefulness you’re yearning for from nature.

About Solariums

A solarium is a type of sunroom that is made from glass. It includes walls and a roof. It can be heated and cooled depending on your comfort level, which means you can use it year-round. Solariums in Toronto are especially useful in the winter months since it’s too cold to sit and entertain outdoors.

Imagine sitting in your solarium seeing snow gently fall on the trees around you while you sit back with a cup of cocoa only needing a light throw because the temperature is a comfortable 21 Celcius.

This is what you can expect with a solarium. Let’s learn more about them to realize how very nice it can be to have one added to your home.

Benefits of a Solarium in Toronto

The Toronto sky at night is absolutely brilliant. There’s nothing like looking up at the stars on a clear night. With a solarium, you can stargaze all the time in the comfort of your home. Simply lie back on a couch and gaze up at the stars. You may even get lucky enough to see a few shooting stars.

If you enjoy seeing animals living in their natural environment, there’s nothing like seeing birds feeding off of a bird feeder, or squirrels eating some peanuts you threw outside. You can sit back on a spring morning in your fully enclosed solarium and watch wild animals living their best life right in your backyard.

Many people worry solariums waste a lot of electricity because the glass causes their heat and air conditioning to escape. This is untrue. Quality made solariums with thick 1-inch glass is energy efficient. In other words, the glass is thick enough to keep the heat and air conditioning inside. It also keeps the cold during winters and heat during summers outside, so your HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature inside of your home comfortable.

Please keep in mind not all solariums or sunrooms are the same. Classic Exterior Contracting Ltd. only uses the best products for all of their projects, so you can rest assured your sunroom or solarium will be durable and energy-efficient.

Indoor gardeners love solariums because they allow natural light into their homes. This is the light that produces the best results for indoor flowers and plants. Many people use their solariums in Toronto as greenhouses for growing not only flowers and plants but vegetables and fruits as well.

Other Types of Sunrooms in Toronto

While many people choose solariums in Toronto, there are a good number of homeowners who enjoy other types of sunrooms. One type we’ve had the pleasure of installing is Patio Enclosures. This type of sunroom is referred to as a four season room. This room extends the living space of a home and is engineered to be heated and cooled year-round.

Why do some people choose a four season room versus a solarium in Toronto? The cost. Four season rooms cost less than solariums and still provide the same visual effects. The only difference is the roof is not made of glass like it is with a solarium, so the amount of sunlight isn’t as much. This is satisfactory to many customers, so it’s just a consideration when shopping for a sunroom.

One option some people consider is having glass roof panels or skylights installed in their Patio Enclosure. This allows more natural light in from the roof without having a solarium. This does come with an added cost, but the addition is not as much as choosing a solarium.

The best way to decide which option is best for you is to speak to a professional solarium and sunroom installer in Toronto by calling 647-220-9221. This person can show you the differences and provide estimates, so you can make a decision based on your desires and budget.

Options for Sunrooms and Solariums in Toronto

Whether you choose a sunroom (four season room) or solarium, you have some options:


You can choose from white, sandstone or bronze finish. You can also choose a powder-coated frame, which is highly resistant to fading, peeling, chipping and scratching.

Window and Door

You have many options when it comes to choosing windows, a door, and even screening. Since there are so many options, we recommend consulting with one of our expert sunroom and solarium installers to review them all.


You have two options for a roof with the four season room:

1. Single Slope
2. Gable Roof

Most people choose the one that complements the design and style of their home.

There’s also a possibility a sunroom can be constructed under the existing roof of the home, so be sure to ask about this if you’re interested.


Sunrooms and solariums can be manufactured with double-pane insulated glass or a 1-inch thick glass. Both of these options improve heating and cooling performance, but the 1-inch think glass seems to perform a bit better in summer months reducing cooling costs by 25%. However, double-pane insulated glass blocks UV Rays. The decision on which one you should choose depends on which benefits is most important to you: lower cooling costs or blocking UV Rays.

Contact Classic Exterior Contracting Ltd. for Sunrooms and Solariums in Toronto

Our professional sunroom and solarium installers are well trained, efficient and experienced. Every project is fully inspected before and after installation to ensure the highest quality of workmanship and customer satisfaction. If you would like to add a sunroom or solarium to your Toronto home, contact us now at 647-220-9221 to discuss your options.

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