Frequently Asked Questions
We know that you probably have a few more questions which this website hasn't yet answered. We have put together a list of commonly asked questions for your convenience.
Q: What are the freight costs to ship from your factory to my location?
A: We negotiate combined loads so we can reduce the actual overland distance cost. We're sorry we can't provide posted estimates, but changing fuel prices would render those estimates obsolete within only a short time. If you are concerned about shipping, please let us know your ZIP code and we'll send you a shipping estimate good for 15 days.
Q: If I placed my order today, how long would it take to receive my Solargon?
A: It takes about a month between the time you place your order, and the time you receive the assembly pieces at your site. We strongly suggest that you have all your site preparations made before the Solargon arrives, because once it arrives it can be erected very quickly. A 20' Solargon will normally require several hours to assemble, and a 30' Solargon will normally require less than two days.
Q: How long will it take from groundbreaking, to finish, to move-in?
A: Solargons go together very quickly. Erection and seal-in of the structure requires only a few hours for a 20' Solagon and two days for a 30' Solargon. Structural finishes such as flooring, cabinets, fixtures, detailing, and any internal wall construction will take a varying amount of time depending on your choices. It’s reasonable to anticipate being in your completed Solargon within a very few weeks, using an experienced contractor.
Q: Once I complete my Solargon, how easy is it to expand or modify the structure?
A: You cannot expand the basic octagon shape of the Solargon, but you can add on additional Solargons via our vestibule module. Click here for more information about the vestibule, or contact us for more information.
Q: Can I connect two Solargons?
A: Yes, you can connect two or more of the Solargon units via a unit we call a vestibule. This vestibule is a fully contained structure which functions as a long hallway or passageway between two Solargons. This can be paneled and roofed with materials to match your Solargon exterior so that the vestibule will be an attractive, seamless connection. It can function as a front door parlor, a walled, shelved utility area between living and garage or sleeping areas, or an airy breezeway.
Q: Are the door and window placements fixed?
A: We have standard placements but we can customize any Solargon to your needs. Additional doors and windows, or different placement of the offered door and window openings, are available. Please contact us for more information.
Q: What kind of siding, flooring, and wall treatments can I have?
A: Siding, flooring and wall treatment decisions are entirely up to you, based on your needs, goals and aesthetic preferences. The Solargon needs a foundation, so any form of flooring that you like can go over the top of a slab or raised floor system. The SIP paneling which your Solargon is made with can accommodate a wide variety of treatments. Most contractors can advise you on how to attach your preferred exterior siding and interior wall treatments to the panels we use in our SIP assembly. Please contact us to request more information.
Q: I really like these Solargon units and I am thinking about becoming a Solargon dealer. What do I need to do?
A: We welcome new Solargon dealers, but we have a few criteria which you must meet before you represent Solargon. Please contact us for dealership information.