Overview: Solar Innovations designs and manufactures a complete line of commercial and residential glazed structures including conservatories, greenhouses, skylights, pool and spa enclosures, sunrooms, canopies, and walkways. They also manufacture door and window applications including folding and sliding walls, windows, and screens, casement, awning and fixed windows, and terrace or French doors. Solar Innovations provides unlimited custom designs in both all-aluminum and aluminum exterior/wood interior systems. They incorporate numerous decorative extruded aluminum and casting options such as ridge crestings, finials, and moldings. Solar Innovations has one of the largest standard color selections in the industry and will match any custom color.
Developed from a system which has been evolving for over fifty years, our products continually adapt to the ever-changing demands of architecture.
Solar Innovations strives to create products tailored to your particular needs. Custom prefabricated structures are available in any size, design, or color ... at prices comparable to their competitors' everyday pricing. Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA051151
Superior engineered design allows for taller and wider panels (up to 4’ x 10’), both top and bottom load, and inswing and outswing options. Cornerless and segmented radius options are also available. Their glass panels meet the requirements of Heavy Commercial AAMA testing, Miami-Dade Certification and Florida Building Product Approval.
Screen options include manual or motorized cassette screens, screens that fold in the opposite direction of the glass panel, and sliding screens.
Stacking glass doors are individual panels which slide along a top hung track and stack to a remote location. There is no limitation to the number of panels which move nor is there a standard size panel. Stacking walls are ideal for large individual panels, typically over 48” wide. Solar Innovations® can design around virtually any parameters you have envisioned.
These systems are ideal for customers desiring a temporary wall with the longevity typical of a Solar Innovations, Inc. product. The unique attribute of being able to fully conceal the wall prevents space from being lost in the room and makes Solar Innovations'® wide open door systems ideal for commercial or residential applications.
This type of door is designed for oversized openings, and is available in a French door configuration. Typical sizes range from 4’0” wide up to 10’0” tall. All sizes are custom and both larger and smaller sizes be manufactured, depending on weight constraints. Consult your Solar Innovations® representative for definitive sizing.
Solar Innovations doors are durable and withstand the test of time. They use either thermal or non-thermal frames and are available with internal grids or simulated divided lights, and decorative base panels. Their doors meet the requirements of Heavy Commercial AAMA testing and Florida Building Product Approval.
Solar Innovations® now offers two lift slide door systems, also available in window sizes. Each system is constructed out of termally isolated aluminum frames which will not rot, warp, rust, or require constant finish maintenance. Wood veneer can be added to the doors to achieve the look of a true wooden door. Various speciers are available, including mahogany, pine, fir, and birch. A lift slide door is a variation of a traditional sliding door; the basic design is still the same, with panels that slide on a track. Pocketing doors are available options with lift slide doors on one side or both left and right sides. Both systems are offered in four standard colors: White, Bronze, Clear Anodized, and Dark Bronze Anodized; additional custom colors are available.
Tilt turn windows are a very unique and functional window, applicable in endless applications. These windows are quickly gaining popularity in the United States. These windows have been manufactured for almost a hundred years, starting out in Europe in the early 1900’s. The beauty of a tilt turn window is its dual action. The window will open like a casement window and will tilt in at the top. Each window is customized to your exact specifications. Tilt turn doors are also available; the window is capable of being manufactured to fit large openings.
The tilt-n-turn windows allow for easy cleaning in hard to reach areas of the home, from the 2nd floor to the 100th floor.
Tilt slide doors are structured similarly to the tilt turn doors; Both options are dual action. The tilt turn door will tilt-in at the top and open like a casement window. Tilt slide doors retain the ability to tilt in at the top of the window, but do not open like a casement. The tilt slide panels slide left or right. The result is a clear opening through which a person can pass.
Folding windows by Solar Innovations® are almost identical to folding doors. These windows can be utilized for both commercial and residential applications. The windows are often used for enclosed patios, sunrooms, and serving windows between kitchens and dining rooms in residential settings. Commercial applications include restaurant windows, hotel windows, and stadium boxes. Various sill options can be utilized for each application and to meet design and performance requirements. The appeal of folding windows is the ability to completely open a view. When the windows are open there are no bars or mullions obstructing the opening which allows for a beautiful view. There are several screening options available to keep out unwanted pests, ut allow guests to enjoy the natural environment.
Stacking glass windows by Solar Innovations® are very similar to stacking walls. The main differences between the two are the dimensions. Stacking windows are of course, shorter. This window system is suitable for residential applications but is more commonly found in commercial situations. Stacking windows are often used to divide conference rooms or placed on a building’s exterior such as a restaurant or hotel. A stacking window system will slide along a track and stack at the end of the into the wall or make a turn and then stack into a remote location.
Solar Innovations® offers thermally enhanced sliding glass windows which can be customized to meet your specific requirements. All sizes and measurements are custom and the windows will be built to fit your openings. The windows can be used for commercial and residential applications. They work great for patios, sunrooms and box seats in stadiums. Each window can be placed on the exterior of a building where it comes into contact with wind and water, or a room’s interior where there is no exposure to the elements.
Casement windows, which crank open like a book, are one of the most popular window styles in the world today. This system has been in existance since the beginning of the 18th century. First constructed out of iron and true leaded divisions to hold the glass, the casement window was only for the very wealthy. The industrial revolution changed this with the introduction of mass production of glass and wooden frames. Today wooden casement windows are still very popular, but will rot, warp, possibly succumb to termites, and require stain or paint maintenance.
Let fresh air and sunlight flow into your home or business by adding Solar Innovations® glass windows. We offer several window options including fixed (non-operable), casement windows, awning windows, folding and sliding windows to satisfy your every need. Our window applications can be added to any new construction or existing structure. Windows can be glass or polycarbonate glazed. Windows by Solar Innovations® may also be combined in a “glass wall” or “window wall” with our standard terrace doors and decorative panels to create a unique, stylish look.
Hopper windows became popular during the 19th century. At the time this window served several purposes. Automobiles and paved roads were only a novelty, and horses on dirt roads were the means of transportation for the country. The unpaved roads created large amounts of dust. When home owners opened their windows, a furry of dust overtook the home.
Solar Innovations® is a manufacturer of glazed Garden Windows, or greenhouse windows. These windows can be used to replace a standard flat window with a gardener’s in-home haven. Garden windows project outward from the existing structure to create a shelf or set of shelves commonly used to house plants, including flowers and herbs. Custom garden windows are designed to allow plants which thrive on sunlight to achieve to their maximum potential. Often times an existing bay window can be converted into a garden window with the addition of shelving. Supportive base walls can be provided by Solar Innovations®, or the units can be designed to install on an existing base wall.
Hung windows have been in existence since the 1600’s, and their invention is accredited to the famous scientist Robert Hooke. Ham House in England is one of the earliest examples of a house utilizing hung window. Vermeer’s painting The Milkmaid, from 1658, depicts a hung window in the background. At the time of their invention most hung windows were constructed out of timber with individual panels of glass being held in place by a grid.
A Tilt Turn window can be used in both residential and commercial applications. The window can be utilized in almost any room within a residential home. A home’s exterior is a great place for the windows as are sunrooms and pool enclosures. Commercial applications include restaurants, office buildings, and high rise apartments. A condominium on the thirtieth floor cannot typically be cleaned, except by a professional cleaning service; tilt turn windows open inward and allow for complete cleaning of the window units with out calling costly professionals.
Tilt Slide windows are structured similarly to the tilt turn doors; Both options are dual action. The tilt turn window will tilt-in at the top and open like a casement window. Tilt slide windows retain the ability to tilt in at the top of the window, but do not open like a casement. The tilt slide panels slide left or right.
Conservatories by Solar Innovations® are not limited to all-aluminum designs. Conservatories are also offered in aluminum exterior/wood interior options featuring solid Mahogany or Spanish Cedar or 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 glass structure. The conservatory's virtually maintenance-free, aluminum exterior protects the delicate wood interior system from environmental extremes. Solar Innovations'® conservatories are available with glazing options of glass and polycarbonate.
A greenhouse manufactured by Solar Innovations® is the best option available on the market today. Greenhouses by Solar Innovations® are top quality, built to last a lifetime, and can be designed as a turn-key project. This is a solid investment that will allow you to take your gardening to the next level. No matter what scale of a gardener you are, what you grow, or how much you grow, Solar Innovations® has the greenhouse structure to fit your needs.
Perfect for the beginning grower or those with limited space, the hobby greenhouses in Solar Innovations' Hobby House Line offer the highest quality and value for the price. Their all-aluminum extrusions and stainless steel fasteners provide more strength and durability than the lightweight, damage-prone materials typically used by other companies in their greenhouse kits.
An expert in glass and polycarbonate sunroom design, Solar Innovations® will work with you, or if you choose your architect, contractor, or dealer to help you create the perfect four season glass sunroom to meet all of your needs. We tailor glass types, sizing, roof pitch, color, and accessories, depending on your wishes, to create a unique focal point or to blend seamlessly into the surrounding architecture. Interior wood options for our sunrooms include solid Mahogany or Spanish Cedar, as well as laminates of Western Red Cedar, Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas Fir, and Northern White Pine (straight eave applications only). Redwood and Cherry can be integrated into your sunroom depending on final engineering requirements.
This superbly designed, thermally-enhanced aluminum system provides a comfortable, sheltered environment for year round enjoyment of a pool or spa utilizing operable windows, ridge vents, retractable roof panels, and/or humidity controls, minimizing condensation and maximizing comfort.
Solar Innovations offers numerous glass car wash designs including, but not limited to, automated and self-serve options in either single bay or double bay configurations. Custom car wash combination designs are also available. Any self-serve unit can be added to a single or double bay car wash, and equipment rooms can be added to any car wash unit.
If you are considering improving your commercial building with a glass canopy, Solar Innovations® can provide cost effective options. Canopies typically consist of an overhead aluminum awning with supporting posts and exposed sides, or completely free span. Canopies can range from a simple overhead barrier to an elaborate radiused barrel vault design, both of which ward off rain and snow. Solar Innovations® can design canopies for both commercial and residential applications. Outdoor kitchens, patios, and carports are all regular applications for residential canopies. Common uses for commercial aluminum canopies are entrance canopies to a business, ambulance entrance canopies for hospitals and retirement homes, and airport canopies . All of these canopies provide shade and protection from the weather for you and your customers or guests.
Glass walkways are typically pathways enclosed on all four sides which connect two buildings or provide a sheltered walking area directly from the street. Walkways can range from a simple lean-to attachment to a free standing decorative thoroughfare. Solar Innovations’ walkways can be used for both commercial and residential applications. Common uses for commercial aluminum walkways are healthcare facilities, schools, hotels, and businesses. Residential applications include passages between a home and pool enclosure or the home to a detached garage. All of these walkways provide shade and protection from the weather as people pass from one location to another, while enjoying the view around them. Solar Innovations® offers many cost effective options for both residential and commercial walkways which can be customized to meet each project’s requirements.
Open up any room by incorporating natural overhead lighting with glass, polycarbonate, or acrylic glazed skylights by Solar Innovations®. We manufacture virtually any type of skylight imaginable in limitless shapes and configurations: roof lanterns, residential skylights, commercial skylights, institutional skylights, and more. Hurricane approved skylights are also available in six standard shapes. Custom shapes are available and can be engineered to meet specific design requirements.
Solar Innovations®' newly introduced Timber Wall curtain wall system has been skillfully created to accommodate all design conditions, whether they be vertical, sloped, or custom skylight. Consistent with all of Solar Innovations’® quality products, Timber Walls dependably maintain a high level of performance through their positive drainage principles and thermally-broken aluminum profiles. The innovative Timber Walls combine the warmth and beauty of a natural wood interior with the durability and longevity of an aluminum exterior to create the perfect solution for those seeking a high-performing, Green building system.
Storefront systems by Solar Innovations® are a durable, long lasting product to add to your business. The curtain wall can be utilized on virtually any type of business. A system can be added to the exterior of your building or be utilized for interior divisions between departments or as office walls. A glass hallway is a unique options that can be constructed which allows for an open office appearance.
As a premier product leader, Solar Innovations offers numerous decorative extruded aluminum and casting options such as ridge crestings, finials, and moldings to enhance the appearance of virtually all structures.
Screen systems by Solar Innovations® are available in five models to suite your job’s requirements. The five models are folding, sliding, fixed, screen room and retractable. Whatever type of application you may have, Solar Innovations has the screen to fit.
Solar Innovations™ offers a wide selection of high quality intake louvers and exhaust fans that evenly circulate the air in our structures. When used in conjunction with one another, the intake louver allows fresh air to flow into the structure and the exhaust fan creates an opportunity for a cross flow of air for adequate ventilation. This minimizes hot spots and assists in maintaining a constant temperature inside the enclosure. Our intake louvers and exhaust fans are typically used in our greenhouse and pool & spa product lines but can be incorporated into any of our other structures..
The use of ridge vents, eave vents, and windows in a Solar Innovations structure will create a functional, passive ventilation system. Ridge vents are placed at the highest point of the structure while eave vents and windows are positioned in vertical walls. This combination provides a balance of fresh air and a practical method for temperature control..
Intake louvers and exhaust fans are two greenhouse accessories that work hand-in-hand. Often times called shutter fans, these accessories help to promote a healthy greenhouse. There are two main functions of these units: to cool a greenhouse and to exchange air.
Solar Innovations offers several sizes of circulation fans to provide the correct amount of moderate air flow in your greenhouse without drying plants. When strategically positioned around the room, the fans greatly increase the air flow inside the greenhouse, de-stratifying the air and balancing the environment. This properly circulated and balanced environment promotes healthy plant growth..
Solar Innovations® has a tried and true history of manufacturing and creating environmentally friendly alternatives to building structures and energy usage. We have been providing passive solar opportunities for many years and are proud to announce that we now provide active energy solutions through our renewable energy system designs and installations.
Solar Innovations, Inc. is proudly expanding our renewable energy program to include solar thermal solutions. Solar Innovations, Inc. works with you from start to finish to properly design and install a solar thermal system right for your application. Whether you are interested in solar hot water, solar space heating, solar pool heating, or some specific solar thermal application we can assist you from idea inception to completion.s
Solar Innovations,Inc. a PA Sunshine Program Approved Installer, is dedicated to assisting our customers from the initial project conception to the finished product. We understand going solar can be an intimidating task and Solar Innovations, Inc. is here to help you in every way possible. Here at Solar Innovations, Inc. we work with a multitude of manufacturers and distributors to ensure that we can provide you with the right product for your particular application. Our trained team members have all the experience and skills necessary to take your project through the design phases and install them properly with regards to necessary code requirements.s
We will work with you to be sure that your property is a viable option for the installation of a wind turbine. Siting a wind turbine is more complex than siting solar and some other renewable energy solutions. However, when you have a proper site for a wind turbine the investment is superb. As a certified Southwest Wind power dealer we use the industry standard Skystream 3.7 Wind Turbine which has a rated capacity of 2.4kwh and will produce roughly 350kwh a month with averages of 12mph wind speeds.s