The Insulating Power of Roll Shutters

Posted by Bill Gould on 20 February 2018 | Comments

Security against vandals is one of the more common reasons for purchasing roll shutters. Roll shutters serve other purposes as well: closing off reception or kitchen counters, blacking out rooms, blocking noise, rain, snow and blowing debris.

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Another Happy Solaris Customer

Posted by Bill Gould on 13 February 2018 | Comments

Check out this recent installation of Phantom retractable screens. Four motorized wall screens, each about 9.5 feet high, beautifully finish off this outdoor patio. The type of mesh chosen for the screens is a tighter weave ‘privacy mesh’. This mesh provides daytime privacy while maintaining a beautiful view of the surroundings from the patio. Each unit is powered by a Somfy Altus Motor: the premier motors for retractable products. One hand held remote controls all four screens, independent of each other or all at the same time.

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Sunesta Tour

Posted by Bill Gould on 6 February 2018 | Comments

Sunesta Production Facility

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Solaris: A reliable, sustainable business

Posted by Bill Gould on 19 December 2017 | Comments

As we count down the days to the end of 2017, we find ourselves busier than ever. Without exception, year upon year, Solaris has always had increased sales. This means that every year we have more customers satisfied by our products and service. Satisfied customers are the driving force behind our expansion.

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Why Sunesta

Posted by Bill Gould on 5 December 2017 | Comments

At Solaris, we are continually reviewing our products to make sure we are offering the best solutions for our customers. In 2012 we added Sunesta products into our portfolio.

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History of Window Screens

Posted by Bill Gould on 24 May 2017 | Comments

What would you do without your screen door, or the screens in your home’s windows? What did people do before these things were invented? You might be surprised to learn that horse hair and cheese cloth played roles in the origins of what we now take for granted.

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Extending Your Home's Living Space

Posted by Bill Gould on 11 April 2017 | Comments

Screened Garage and the Front Porch

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Sunesta Sundrop

Posted by Bill Gould on 30 March 2017 | Comments

The Sundrop by Sunesta: Versatile. Functional. Durable. Beautiful.

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Mike from Sunesta

Posted by Bill Gould on 1 March 2017 | Comments

About 4 years ago Solaris began carrying Sunesta products in our shade solution portfolio. We made the move to Sunesta for 3 reasons:
1. Experience – Sunesta has been a leader in the market for decades
2. Quality – Sunesta products undergo the most stringent durability tests
3. Service – Sunesta stands by their products with a recently introduced limited lifetime warranty and by providing exceptional service.

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Windy Alberta: A place for retractable awnings?

Posted by Bill Gould on 15 February 2017 | Comments

With few natural wind barriers, Alberta is prone to windy conditions. Calgary is one of the windiest of Canada’s large cities. On average, 28 days a year have strong winds (at least 52 Kph). The wind blows at an annual average of 14.2 Kph in Calgary with wind gusts upwards of 100 Kph, and much more at the top of the highest buildings.

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Solaris is proud to be the exclusive Phantom Screens distributor for northern Alberta, as well as the Alberta distributor for several other outdoor living products. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers, we are able to bring our customers the highest quality and customer service on the market. With a wide variety of products available customized to suit your needs, Solaris will help you find the perfect solution for your home.