A Brief History - Glastar Sunrooms by SunShade

A Brief History

Our company name is Sunshade Products Limited and “Glastar” is the trade name of our sunroom system. In the late 1970’s as a family business involved with awnings, canopies, and patio covers, we recognized the need for screen enclosures to provide people with an insect free environment.
The company started making larger and larger awnings to shade deck areas that were too hot, and then customers began asking to add screens. Customers then asked us to add glass with the screens to keep out the dust and rain. As manufacturing techniques were further developed and refined we incorporated a combination of glass and screen to lengthen our summers while still maintaining the “feeling” of being outdoors.

Utilizing computer assisted design (CAD), prototypes were developed and tested that met or exceeded building codes and regulations. Working with various independent engineering firms, the Glastar Sunroom became the first “floatation system” to be certified by City Of Winnipeg engineers for installation on a non-piled surface.

Honesty and Integrity

The sunroom industry has rapidly grown, and we have seen many companies come and go.  As a family business with over 47 years of proven performance and thousands of Glastar Sunroom installations - we pride ourselves in the knowledge that we take care of and satisfy every customer that we deal with.

Customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal - we encourage people to shop around so they know they are getting the best value.  Through our ongoing research in design, manufacturing, and installation techniques, we continue to provide families and homeowners with unique, high quality Glastar Sunrooms.

Team Work at SunShade Products

Although SunShade is a family owned and operated company you will find all of our employees; including our designers, installers, office and production staff, work together as a team and all share the same high level of enthusiasm, dedication and commitment to providing you the customer with what we feel is the “best” sunroom in the industry.

This team approach, longevity of our employees, and their involvement in the entire research and development process is invaluable in assuring the quality of all our Glastar sunroom systems.

  2023 Consumer Choice Award Recipient 

Consumer Choice Awards is thrilled to announce that Glastar Sunrooms - SunShade Ltd. as recipient of the 2023 Top Service Provider in the category of Sunrooms/Solariums for the Winnipeg Area. This is the Sixth Year that Glastar Sunrooms has received the reward. Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners have gone through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RELEASE

BBB Accredited Business & Torch Award Winner

SunShade Products Ltd. has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau for over 34 Years.  In January 2012, SunShade Products Ltd. was recognized by the Better Business Bureau as being complaint free in all time as a BBB Accredited Business.  Click here for a link to our company listing on the BBB website. 

  • In 2010 we were pleased to have been selected as the Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics & Integrity.  
  • In 2013 we were again nominated by our customers and were selected as the 1st Runner-Up in the Category of Marketplace Excellence.  
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