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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:

Hottest Day in Calgary for 2014 - July 14th at +32°C

Coldest Day in Calgary for 2014 - March 1st at -30°C

Yikes! That’s a 62°C spread!

With all this temperature change, it certainly can’t be easy on your home!? Purchasing a retractable awning that will withstand these extreme Calgary temperatures is a must! Solaris, right here in Calgary sell a superior line of retractable awnings and the arms and exposed metal parts are constructed from quality aluminum. But that’s not enough! What’s going to keep the colored aluminum from cracking, peeling, or chipping? Well, the aluminum pieces in our retractable awnings aren’t just spray painted. No, when you purchase an awning from Solaris Calgary, the retractable awning aluminum parts go through a process called ‘powder coating’. What’s that? Let me explain….

According to ‘Wikipedia’, the process of powder coating is as follows:

“Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a skin.”

Want a direct translation? This means that the color coating of our aluminum parts is baked on and extremely durable. Your retractable awning will hold up in Calgary’s intense and extreme temperature variances. No scraping and painting every few years. And here’s the best part. There are many colors to choose from. You can purchase a retractable awning right here in Calgary that will match your house trim or paint beautifully. The Sunesta line of retractable awnings that Solaris Calgary sell come in the standard colors of white, beige, clay and brown. However, if you have another color in mind for your retractable awning, to better match your Calgary home, talk to us about custom color options. The world is your oyster!

It’s a great feeling knowing that your new retractable awning purchase is worry and maintenance free. Invest in a quality Calgary Solaris retractable awning and spend your free time enjoying your outside living space not scraping, painting….. and cursing! Solaris Calgary - Retractable Awnings you can count on!