Lake Louise, Mount Alberta: What's in a Name?

Posted by Bill Gould on 6 December 2016 | Comments

Lake Louise makes Banff National Park the sensation that it is today, and is widely known for it's stunning turquoise colour. This glacier-fed body of water, surrounded by many high peaks, is one of the most breathtaking sights in the Canadian Rockies, and has enthralled the minds of visitors, artists and mountaineers for more than a century. How did the name, Lake Louise, come to be?

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Solaris in the Economic Downturn

Posted by Bill Gould on 29 November 2016 | Comments

Alberta’s current economic downturn, shortly following the global downturn in 2008/09, has been described as one of the most severe in Alberta’s history. Needless to say, this is having a significant affect on those directly related to the oil & gas industry: office and field workers, landlords, service providers, etc.

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Solaris Products: End of Season Cleaning

Posted by Bill Gould on 22 November 2016 | Comments

One of the fantastic things about Solaris screen and shade products is the ease of maintenance. As most of these products are stowed away for the winter, it’s a good idea to do a quick cleaning before the snow flies.

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Say "Yes!" to Roll Shutters

Posted by Bill Gould on 15 November 2016 | Comments

You’ve seen them on store fronts, food counter windows and people’s homes. Here are nine reasons to consider roll shutters for your property.

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Remembrance Day

Posted by Bill Gould on 8 November 2016 | Comments

In the year 1919, King George V, uncle of Queen Elizabeth, presided over the inaugural Remembrance Day ceremony. The ceremony was originally practiced by members of the Commonwealth of Nations, to recognise the ceasefire of World War I, on the Western Front at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918: the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. WWI officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

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History of Awnings

Posted by Bill Gould on 1 November 2016 | Comments

An awning is defined as “a sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a storefront, window, doorway or deck.” Synonyms include: canopy, shade, marquee, sunshade, brise-soleil, cover and blind.

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Solutions, Not Products

Posted by Bill Gould on 25 October 2016 | Comments

At Solaris, we talk about providing screen and shade solutions to our customers. What do we mean by solutions? Aren’t we just selling products, such as screens and awnings?

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Be Outside

Posted by Bill Gould on 19 October 2016 | Comments

For many of us, the concept of the ‘olden days’ include a lifestyle where people spent much more time outside than we do today. Work and play was more often outdoors, than in. Is it just a coincidence that over time, our typical house sizes have been increasing, while the average amount of time we spend inside, is also increasing?

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble till you wobble

Posted by Bill Gould on 6 October 2016 | Comments

Solaris is a company providing screen and shade solutions.Solaris is also a group of people. We are people working together for our customers, our fellow employee and the long-term sustainability of Solaris. We are people with personal lives, goals, challenges and accomplishments.

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Awnings Calgary - Sun Rises in the East and Sets in the West!

Posted by Carla Nixon on 4 May 2015 | Comments

It’s true and if you are considering an awning, Calgary’s sun and where your deck is located is crucial.  An eastern side deck gets that lovely morning sun and a western side deck takes advantage of those long summer nights!  Either way, if you have one of these  exposures, sometimes the sun is at such an angle that it can be bothersome. It can shine right in your eyes, or right in your window causing your Calgary home to heat up like a lightbulb!  The formula:

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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.