Sunbrero Awning

The Sunbrero is the best awning solution for smaller sized projects. With a maximum width of 24 feet and a maximum projection of 7 feet, the Sunbrero is a stylish add-on to your home and protects your windows and doors from outside elements. The Sunbrero is highly customizable- you can have them fixed or manually retractable, customized number of ribs, and a large variety of fabric styles and colours. We aim to provide Edmonton with the awnings that suit their needs.

Sunbrero Door and Window awnings not only augment the design of your home, but will protect your windows and entrances from the elements. Choose the shape and size that suits your home the best. With sturdy construction and expert installation from Solaris, your windows and doors will be protected for years to come!

Rectangular-shaped Sunbrero awnings offer the greatest shading versatility, able to cover widths from 1.5' up to 24' and projections 16” to 5'. Elongated dome and round awnings can also be custom-built to fit most doorways and windows, and more than 180 fabric choices give you even more customizability. Frames remain almost entirely hidden, and are available in silver anodized or brown flex paint. Optional pull-up kits enable you to stow your awnings away in high winds and heavy snows.

With a 5 year warranty on both fabric and frame, the Sunbrero is a sturdy window and doorway awning you can trust. With regular awning maintenance from the expert service team at Solaris, the life of your awnings can be prolonged even further.

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Sundrop Awning

For shade focused on a window to help protect interior surfaces and keep you house cool, the Sundrop is the solution. And because the sun moves across the sky, your Sundrop can move to maintain the most shade possible while maintaining as much view as possible. Your experts at Solaris will help you create the best customized version of a Sundrop for your specific needs.

Offered in a standard model or with a SmartCase™ for greater protection when retracted, the Sundrop can come as small as 2' across and as large as 24' (16' with the SmartCase) and can project outwards from 2' to 5'. Adjustable arms let you control the angle of your awning and the level of shade it provides, and optional wireless controls via handheld remotes and/or auto sensors means your Sundrop can be fine tuned with just the push of a button—or even without it! More than 180 fabric choices and four neutral-toned frame options keep your exterior look consistent and stylish while protecting your interior from unwanted heat and brightness.

All retractable Sundrop awnings from Sunesta come with a 10 year warranty on the fabric and a 5 year warranty for the motor and awning frame. Combine that with Solaris' stellar service including ongoing awning maintenance, and you can confidently enjoy your awning for years.

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Awning Maintenance

Our awnings are not only easy to operate, they're also easy to maintain. To start with, the location of your awning determines the frequency we recommend cleaning it. If your home is located inland, you should clean your awning twice a year. If you are on or near the ocean, you should clean your awning once a month due to the salt exposure.

  • To clean your awning, spray off loose debris and dirt with a water hose. For bird droppings and other attached residue, use warm water and a soft bristled scrub brush on the spot requiring attention before rinsing with your hose. After you have removed any loose dirt and/or residue, allow your awning to dry completely before coating with a rain repellent such as Scotch Guard.
  • If your awning fabric has tougher stains such as mildew, you can attempt to remove the stains with a mild soap, such as Ivory Snow or Woolite, with warm water and a soft bristled scrub brush. Avoid using any product with the word "detergent" in it. Again, only use a mild soap. After using the soap, rinse the awning thoroughly with water from your hose. Allow the awning to dry completely before coating the fabric with a rain repellent as mentioned previously.
  • Proper care for the frame of your awning includes rinsing it with water from your hose, wiping it down with a soft cloth and using a 100 percent silicone lubricant on all moving parts of the lateral awning. Again, the lubricant must be 100 percent silicone. Avoid using lubricants such as WD-40 as they will leave a residue and may stain your awning's fabric.
  • If the fabric is wet after a rainfall, let the awning dry out (2-3hrs) before retracting it. It is safe to roll up a wet awning for one or two nights, if there is continuous bad weather.
  • Do not use awning during a snowfall. A few snowflakes will not harm it but snow will accumulate and weigh down the awning.
  • Retract your awning during strong winds to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

Executive Screen Maintenance

  • Executive screens should be watched during operation. Objects left under a motorized unit can prevent the unit from lowering and may damage the unit.
  • Mesh fabric and aluminum framing can be cleaned with water and a soft brush. A mild detergent like dish soap can be used, but do not use chemicals. After cleaning the mesh, allow it to dry before retracting the screen.
  • Interruption of power can affect motorized unit operation. Make sure power is still getting to the unit by checking circuit breakers and ground faults for resetting. Remotes also have a limited battery life so if the remote light does not come on when the buttons are pushed, the battery needs to be replaced.
  • Retract units during strong winds. Wind load may affect the ability of the unit to extend or retract. The screens should never be used solely to block wind.

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