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Ombrasole recently had the privilege of being featured in the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) award-winning magazine, a non-profit trade organization comprised of over 2000 members in the international specialty fabrics marketplace. Awarded the 2011 and 2012 International Achievement Award (IAA) by the IFAI, and receiving the Canada Honors' Program in 2014 and 2015, Ombrasole has been recognized for excellence and innovation in the design...


When it comes to finding the perfect shading structure for your home, business, or restaurant, outdoor retractable awnings are an unbeatable choice. Not only do they enhance the look of your space, provide shade and protection from outside elements, but they can also expand your business’ commercial footprint and accommodate more customers (for increased profits!). Outdoor awnings come in a variety of shapes, styles and materials, so choosing the right retractable...


Whether you’re a home or business owner looking to enhance the look and functionality of your property, outdoor awnings are a convenient and affordable way to provide your terrace with style, shade and weather protection year-round. In addition to the structure, selecting the right fabric to dress up your awning and shield your patio is also a key factor. Many homeowners do not take full advantage of their outdoor space because of its inadequate shelter from heat, rain, or...


It’s time to gear up for summer! The temperature is finally starting to warm up, and you and your family are excited to kick back, relax and enjoy some fun in the sun. If you're planning a season filled with backyard barbecues, outdoor activities, gardening projects and pool parties, you will need to consider getting some extra sun protection. The sun’s UV rays are at their peak during the summer, and unprotected skin can get sun burnt in less than 15 minutes. While applying a...


Tags: Condo Terrace | Terrace Awnings | Awnings Condo April 24, 2017

You don’t have to necessarily live in the suburbs or have a secondary backyard to furnish with style a terrace garden or a sunny terrace. Ombrasole offers outdoor products weather-proof to Quebec's climate, with a modern design and reduced format. During summer, the balcony becomes the extension of your interiors. A bit of green, it turns into a city garden. Furnished, it becomes an additional room in the condo. A well-appointed balcony is essential to enjoy the summer...


Discover the benefits of retractable awnings versus Aluminum Pergolas with pivoting louvers. Choosing the perfect shelter for your backyard is never an easy task. There are different factors to so that outdoor furniture could meet your home’s decorative requirements; A retractable pergola or awning must meet safety and practical standards, and also be well immersed with the exterior design of your home and garden. Discover Ombrasole's canopy awning solutions...


Winter is almost over; Here some ideas to give a total new look to your backyard patio or terrace: Spring makes us think about summer dinner al fresco on our patios and terraces, unfortunately, once we look outside all that we can see are dry plants, wasted wood floors and what’s left of ice and snow. Suddenly, we start thinking about the amount of work we have to go through trying to refresh that cozy space where we usually enjoy spending time with friends and family. Clean the...


Ombrasole Awnings offers you a new solution for your outdoors that protects from the dangerous U.V. rays and gives style to your patio.A balcony, a terrace or a small garden, you can create a game of shades, without engage in long and expensive handwork. When we think about easy and economic solutions, we always imagine some kind of cheap outdoor umbrella or gazebo ; cheap quality, a fragile structure and approximate designs.If you are looking for a new economic outdoor...


You are interested in a shelter for the entrance of your house, a pergola or awnings with a retractable canvas? Find out why you should buy one that comes directly from Ombrasole’s factory, awnings specialists in Québec.1. In contact with an outdoors specialistSend us your ideas for a garden pergola or window awnings here. You will be put in touch with one of our specialists in exterior design.This relationship allows you to have a product adapted to all your requests. So we...


Tags: retractable awning April 19, 2016

Q- What happens to the retractable awning in the winter?  R- By their design, Ombrasole retractable awnings are auto- stored when retracted. Customers affected by severe winter conditions, can protect by covering with a sheath of fabric or plastic.Q What type of wind resistance, an Ombrasole awning can handle?R- Retractable awnings mainly for sun protection and should not be left open in very windy conditions, or when the area covered by the product is not used. The...


September 24, 2015

Choosing the right canvas awning can be a difficult decision. It depends on several factors: your area (wind, sunlight levels),its use, your taste and of course your budget – the denser  the fabric the more it costs.Your awning is going to be given the duty of protecting your home and outside area from the sun. You are going to want to make sure that what you get is capable of doing its duty.The standards for determining the protective abilities of your awning’s fabric are going...


It’s hard to find true quality products these days. We are so often drawn to big-name manufacturers and outlets because of the convenience, and often we sacrifice quality and durability in doing so.All OmbraSole products, such as the ATTICO Terrace Awnings, are built to withstand the tests of time because they’re manufactured with care here in Quebec from the best materials available.You know that when you purchase an OmbraSole product, it will be fit to stand the...


Whether you are a homeowner looking for a garden awning or a business owner looking for awnings for your patio or to add a touch of charm to draw attention to your location, awnings are an affordable asset to your property. There are many different types of awnings from which to choose and making sure you are selecting the proper canvas for your awnings is important to ensure longer wear.Here is the difference between waterproof and water-repellent canvasses to help you...


In order to have a long lasting, well-maintained awning, it’s important to follow a few steps when the awning is being used often as well as right before the cold, snowy winter months. As a continuation to our previous blog, Enjoying Easy Maintenance & Cleaning of Acrylic Awning Fabrics, we expand on the topic of maintaining your awning fabrics and share the necessary steps and tasks needed for optimal care before the winter begins, when it’s time to close up...


OmbraSole offers stunning, high quality awnings ideal for Canadian homes with many choices designed to allow you to get optimum use from your backyard. However due to the volatile nature of Canada’s weather you should be aware of the proper care and use of your awnings during the winter months. If you have recently purchased an awning for your home you might be uncertain if you should be leaving it opened or closed during the winter months. Here are some basic tips for...


It’s quite common for people to think that buying a custom-made garden furniture set manufactured in Quebec is much more expensive than one that is mass-produced and imported from a foreign country like China. However, OmbraSole is best known for its high quality, unique European design, and affordable outdoor furniture with special features that common store-bought products don’t have. View the comparison below :Surviving Harsh WintersAll too often we find...


Tags: acrylic | awning | garden | garden furniture | gazebo | pergola | retractable awning December 17, 2014

If you have been living with the same unfinished backyard year after year the New Year is the perfect time to make a commitment to creating a brand new garden. Make a New Year’s resolution to create a stunning garden oasis for 2015 following these easy steps to spruce up your backyard:1. Do some researchUse the internet to find inspiration for ideas to create your dream garden. Look for great backyard ideas that will work well with the style of your home and size of your...


If you have been seeking the perfect solution to help control the weather in your backyard, a fixed retractable awning might be the answer. Fixed Retractable Awnings require minimal work for installation and offer the best of both worlds: perfect flexibility and convenience.The Benefits of Fixed Retractable AwningsHere are a few of the benefits of the fixed retractable awning:A fixed retractable awning is extremely low maintenance. Unlike a canvas gazebo there...


November 26, 2014

You know your Canadian summer only allows for a short window to get out there and enjoy your backyard. More and more Canadians are looking for options that allow them to get more use out of their outdoor space. With a little planning you can find a four seasons retractable gazebo that will allow you to enjoy your backyard all year round.Below is a list of what to look for in a four seasons gazebo:Retractable GazeboThe OmbraSole retractable gazebo is new to the Canadian...


November 4, 2014

Ever wish you were able to furnish your garden with a sheltered furniture set? Your wish has finally been granted. The first of its kind, OmbraSole’s ‘Oasis’ 2 in 1 garden furniture is exactly that. For those who aren’t able to install an awning over their outdoor seating area, this is just the thing for you. ‘Oasis’ is a sun shelter AND garden furniture, perfect for your patio or terrace, capable of protecting you from harmful UV rays while sitting and relaxing outside with...


Ever look at the top of your awning and see quite a bit of dirt? No need to fret. Sunbrella & Dickson Shade fabrics, made with acrylic cloth, are primarily used at OmbraSole. OmbraSole awnings and other shade structures and furniture are made with acrylic, as it is one of the best fabrics to use for easy care and cleaning. You can now keep your awnings looking great with little effort. From light cleaning to removing tough stains, there’s an easy and quick solution that can be...


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