An Ounce of Prevention: Calgary - Retractable Awnings and Solar Shades

Posted by Carla Nixon on 24 March 2015 | Comments

Keeping cool in our Calgary summer is an achievable goal, but doing so economically and with your ‘carbon footprint’ in mind is a much loftier goal.  So how is this attainable?  

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Retractable Awnings Calgary: Will my Solaris Retractable Awning Corrode in Calgary’s Crazy Weather?

Posted by Carla Nixon on 10 March 2015 | Comments

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Fear Not! Despite Calgary’s rapid temperature changes; brutal cold winters or intense dry summer heat, your Solaris Calgary - Retractable Awning will not corrode!  Wow, that’s a relief and it’s an important consideration because Calgary’s climate is EXTREME!  Let’s look at the 2014 weather facts from the ‘Weather Spark’ website at:

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Retractable Awnings: Calgary’s Wind, No Problem!

Posted by Carla Nixon on 4 March 2015 | Comments

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So you would like a retractable awning but you are concerned about the Calgary wind? Scared that you will come home in a wind storm and find a limp fabric jumble entwined in a metal montage in your neighbour's backyard? Well, a retractable awning with a motion sensor is for you!  

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Awnings Calgary: Solaris at the Calgary Home & Garden Show

Posted by Carla Nixon on 26 February 2015 | Comments

Awnings? Calgary is cold today! It’s the end of February and we can’t wait for Spring to hit Calgary!  Officially it begins at the end of March so technically, it’s less than a month away.  Looking outside however,  I see light snow falling and kids bundled up in snowsuits heading to school.  Ugh!  There is a saying that states, “If March comes in like a lion, it will leave like a lamb!” So let me check the forecast:

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Window Awnings Calgary: Goodbye 1950s - Hello 2015!

Posted by Carla Nixon on 17 February 2015 | Comments

Do you remember window awnings? Calgary circa 1950s…. Yes, back in the 1950s and 1960s, it was fashionable to install awnings on the windows of your family home.  The look was considered modern and yes, these window awnings were effective in keeping Calgary homes cooler in the summer. This was, back in the day when A/C wasn’t a common luxury in the typical Calgary home.  Let’s face it though, running an A/C unit is expensive!  Not only that, it’s not considered ‘green’ by any stretch of the imagination.  Calgarians recycle, ride their bikes to work, frown on pesticides and eat organic. Calgary folks like to reduce their carbon footprint.  Calgarians want to know that their consumer purchases are not going to contribute to global warming.  How can a Calgary consumer ensure their home is cool in the summer yet still be ‘green’?  Solution: Window Awnings! Calgary consumers want to be green both environmentally and in the pocket book!  Solaris, a company right here in Calgary offer many window awning options to keep your Calgary home cool. Window awnings to improve the exterior look of your home sweet home without robbing too much of that green from your wallet!

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Calgary Shade Solutions: Protecting Your Family and Your Home

Posted by Carla Nixon on 9 February 2015 | Comments

Calgary Shade Solutions?  Really?  I realize that it’s February and in the winter you don’t normally consider protecting yourself from the sun, but do you realize that Calgary is the sunniest of all Canadian large cities?  Just ‘Google’ it! I did and I found out all kinds of interesting facts about Calgary and the amount of sunshine we get each year.  Apparently since we are sunniest of all of Canada’s large cities we get around 2400 hours of sunshine each year.  Do the math, that means that just over half of our daylight hours are sunny!  So, even though it’s February, consumers should be thinking about how they can protect themselves and their Calgary property from the damages of the sun. Shade solutions are a real issue.    

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Calgary’s Awning Market: The New Kid In Town

Posted by Carla Houle on 30 January 2015 | Comments

The Calgary awning market just got a little brighter (no pun intended)!

Consumer choice in the Calgary home awning marketplace is always a good thing and Alberta’s own Solaris is expanding into the Calgary marketplace.  Whether you are looking for a manual crank awning or a power awning, our new Calgary location will provide you with many options to deck out your deck!  We have a wide selection to choose from with your home budget and lifestyle in mind.  Our quality awnings can improve your outdoor living space. From decks to patios, with the push of a button or turn of a crank you can control the shade or the beautiful Alberta sunshine! A wise consumer choice to enhance the enjoyment of your Calgary home.  Look us up!  The new kid would love to meet you!

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Three Year Anniversary of the Legacy Phantom Screen

Posted by Danielle Hopkins on 11 December 2014 | Comments

Early 2015 will mark the third anniversary of the Legacy Phantom Screen. Introduced in 2012 as the second edition of the famous invisible screen (the first being the Professional), the Legacy took North America by storm and continues to do so three years later.

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Christmas Ideas for Your Customers

Posted by Danielle Hopkins on 1 December 2014 | Comments

December 1st. For many, this day marks the official start of the “Christmas Countdowns”. The countdown for the number of days you have left to buy Christmas gifts, until you are on holidays, or even until your in-laws come. In short, December can be a stressful time for many individuals.

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How to Get a Quote for a Retractable Awning

Posted by Danielle Hopkins on 18 November 2014 | Comments

For those who are unfamiliar with the vast amount of options an awning can have, the process of getting accurate pricing to have one installed can be overwhelming. Therefore, we thought we’d write up a bit of information on the available options we offer that will hopefully help you determine what it is that will work best for your home.  

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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.