Sierra Home Alternatives

We are a family owned and operated business located in the beautiful historic town of Placerville, California since 1997.  We have grown to become the most highly recommended source for sales and service of hearth-products, tubular skylights, natural lighting and retractable awnings in El Dorado and Amador Counties, as well as the greater Folsom area.

We are a member of the HPBA and we are NFI Certified specializing in wood, gas and pellet burning free-standing stoves, fireplaces and fireplace inserts.  We are also factory authorized sales and service for Solatube Natural Lighting, Emerson ceiling fans and Sunair and Sunsetter retractable awnings.

Whether you are planning a remodel or building a new home, our dedicated staff has over 40 years of experience and is here to help you find solutions to your heating, indoor natural lighting or outdoor shade needs.  They will be happy to help you find those solutions in the most attractive, cost-effective way they can.  We are committed to servicing our customer's needs and we have a large number of testimonials from happy customers to prove it.


Sierra Home Alternatives Upcoming Events

We like to get out and about from time to time. Find out where we’ll be demonstrating Solatube products or attending trade shows below. We hope to see you there!


Find out what it’s really like to own a Solatube daylighting or attic ventilation system. Just read the customer comments below. Then, if you’re ready to learn more, contact us to schedule a free in-home consultation. There’s absolutely no obligation, and our professional Certified Installation Consultants arrive when it’s convenient for you.

We recently had a Solatube light installed. We were very pleased with his professionalism, demeanor and lighting expertise. He did a great job and was concerned about leaving no traces of work behind. We love our Solatube.

Thanks for the great service,

Aynn and Dave O.

Immediately upon installation we were extremely impressed with the results. A once almost dreary interior room has been transformed into a bright, welcoming one.

Paul F.

We couldn't be happier with our new lighting. The men we dealt with were kind and honest. Our installer was very capable and quick. I was surprised that he cleaned up, too!

Rebecca B.

Thank you so much for making my Solar Attic Fan experience such a nice one. I wasn't sure I should get it without talking to friends about it first, but it's doing the job just as I thought it would and just as you both explained it to me!!! I'm loving it and know "I did good" by getting it.

Today is a very hot muggy day, but it is actually nicer in my home than outside thanks in part to the Solar Attic Fan. Usually by 3:00 until midnight or so my house is warmer and stuffier than outside. It used to take so long to cool down inside my house. Now it's not only better than it used to be but better than it is outside! I'm really happy about it. I notice I'm using my ceiling fans less and closing my front door earlier!

The installer was so nice, helpful and even really fun to speak with on the phone, and then he showed me the product and re-explained everything and was so nice and easy to have at my home. It's just really nice to work with such good people and such a good product. It made my decision easy. Installation was fast and easy and now I'm happy with my decision. How great is this!

So, I just wanted to give you a big thank you...THANK YOU! I will recommend you and the Solar Attic Fan.


Marilyn T.