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Tags: suspended awning | mounted awning | patio | terrace August 12, 2019

Thinking about adding a shading structure to your home or business? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Fortunately, there are many shading options available on the market, but knowing which one is best for your home or business can be a daunting process, especially if it’s your first time investing in an outdoor awning. This article will focus on two awning options: suspended and mounted awnings. Read on to find out which option is best for you and what factors to consider...


Don’t let your backyard take a back seat this summer! Far from being a plain outdoor space, a terrace or patio can be the ultimate spot to relax and unwind during the warmer months. It seamlessly bridges the gap between your indoor and outdoor space and provides an inviting, contemporary area to host friends and family get-togethers. While there are many backyard decor styles to choose from, going for an urban contemporary design will give your patio a timeless and classic...


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...


Outdoor renovations can be a daunting process, especially if you’re thinking about adding a shade structure or roofing option to a condo unit. While there are many options available on the market, retractable awnings are actually a great choice for condos, because they can adapt to the existing architecture and create a seamless continuity between your indoor and outdoor spaces. But before making any addition, alteration or improvement, make sure you are aware of your...


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...


Are you a restaurant, bistro or café owner? With a highly competitive environment like the food service industry, it’s no surprise that gaining a competitive advantage is key to running a profitable business. Because of increased competition, high operating costs, and a rise in consumer expectations, restaurants and eateries are left with no choice but to exceed their customers’ dining experience to retain and attract more clients; And a great way to achieve this goal...


Winter months can be challenging for many businesses. As the temperature drops, seasonal changes and weather inclement can negatively affect your sales, increase your utility costs, and become a hassle when it comes to maintaining your establishment. We usually think of installing commercial awnings when warm weather sets in, but what business owners oftentimes overlook is that outdoor shelters can also be a great option during the wintertime. From freezing rain to...


Tags: wooden pergola | aluminum pergola | patio | shade | outdoor September 20, 2018

Looking to enhance your backyard space? Outdoor pergolas are a great way to define your outdoor area and add a decorative touch to your landscape while creating shade and protection from outdoor elements. Whether directly mounted on your exterior walls or as a separate freestanding structure in your backyard, pergolas will transform your patio into a beautifully shaded dining area or lounging retreat to host your family and loved ones. Among homeowners, the two most...


When summer kicks into high gear, soaring temperatures can quickly make us yearn for a cool reprieve! And while cranking up the AC can offer immediate relief on a hot summer day (if you’re lucky to even have it), running it for long periods of time will inevitably increase your energy bills. Luckily, there are few alternative options to keep your home cool without resorting to air conditioning. Below are 4 low-energy ways to buffer your home from the blistering heat. 1. Start...


Just like any other room around your home, your patio is an integral part of your living space that should not be an afterthought. With a little tender loving care, it can quickly be transformed into a beautiful and inviting lounging area that reflects your personal style. With so many decor ideas and furnishing options available, many homeowners are enhancing their outdoor living space with furniture, trendy fabrics and upholstery, decorative accessories, dreamy...


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...


The beautiful summer weather has finally arrived and you’re ready to create your own little patio escapade with outdoor furniture to accommodate your friends and loved ones. Garden furniture brings comfort and functionality to any outdoor living space. Complemented with a table, comfortable chairs and a sofa, a basic patio can be quickly transformed into a welcoming dining destination or lounging area during the warm season. However, there are a few key factors to keep...


So you’ve decided to make home improvements and enhance the look and functionality of your outdoor living space? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Now that summer has officially arrived, you’re probably excited to host family get-togethers and entertain guests in your patio or backyard. But with so many outdoor options available for homeowners - from gazebos, to freestanding pergolas, solariums, awnings and more - how do you decide which one is better suited for your...


Terraces and patios are great spots to relax and unwind with family and friends during warmer months. And just like any room around your home, they also deserve some tender loving care! Rev up your patio this summer and turn it into your sweet escape with these 6 simple decorating and landscaping ideas. From furniture to lighting and finishing touches, we’ve got you covered to create a picture-perfect terrace that will draw you in the moment you head home. 1- Add Some Stylish...


Summer’s just around the corner and you’ve finally set up your outdoor terrace awning and created a beautiful outdoor terrace to cater to the busy months ahead. But although the natural sunlight will illuminate your patio during the day, have you considered your lighting options when the evening sets in? Light up those beautiful summer evenings on your deck or terrace with outdoor light fixtures. They will add a touch of charm to your outdoor dining experience and create an...


So you’ve finally decided to enhance the look of your patio this year with an outdoor awning? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Decorative and practical, home awnings will dramatically embellish your outdoor space, making it functional and enjoyable year round by providing shade, outdoor entertaining and a cozy dining area no matter what the weather holds. There are many factors to take into consideration when purchasing an awning, and with so many different options...


Summer and patio weather are just around the corner – and while pool parties, barbecue weekends and backyard fun are on the horizon – so is mosquito season! Mosquitoes and other biting insects such as wasps can quickly sneak their way into your backyard and turn quality family time into a nuisance. Fortunately, there are certain things you can do to thwart and prevent them from invading your backyard. From practical tips to prep your yard to bug repellents and other options...


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...


With springtime just around the corner, it may be high time to consider remodeling or revamping your business’ outdoor patio or space to prep for the busiest months of the year. Whether you’re looking to expand your outdoor seating capacity, build a custom entryway to attract new customers, or get complete weather protection, Terrace Awnings are a must-have for all your business needs. Versatile and highly functional, they will transform any outdoor area into...


In a highly competitive landscape like the restaurant industry, gaining a competitive advantage and keeping up with latest trends is critical to running a successful and thriving business. A great way for restaurant owners to stand out from the competition and grow their revenue is by enhancing the look of their patio and maximizing their seating space thanks to commercial awnings. Having an outdoor terrace can have a significant impact on a restaurant’s appeal and...


With BBQ season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about revamping your patio with an updated refresh! While investing in new patio furniture is a viable option, a long-lasting and practical way of reviving your patio décor without breaking your bank is by adding an outdoor awning. It’s astonishing how outdoor retractable awnings can quickly transform your deck or patio into a beautiful and inviting lounging retreat to entertain family and friends,...


We all know the food and beverage industry is highly competitive. New restaurants, cafés and eateries keep surfacing, especially during the summertime, which is why gaining a competitive edge is critical to running a successful and thriving business. So how can restaurant owners stand out from the competition and grow their revenue? The answer may be as simple as enhancing the look of their establishment and maximizing their seating space with the help of commercial...


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...


Add a Motorized Pergola to your patio, increase the value of your property and take advantage of your terrace canopy all year long. The best option if you are looking for the perfect mix between a contemporary pergola design as an alternative to traditional patio canopies/awnings. The key in the design of our Motorized Pergola is in its modern and refined lines which reflect in today architecture and outdoor landscaping. Ombrasole adds functionality and durability...


Spring is here, you want to enjoy your patio, your backyard or garden.It’s time to shop for some garden furniture. You know you need them, but you do not know where to start.There are so many options on the market as much in terms of materials, colors and features.We must compare the features and check the level of comfort, quality, service and product warranties.Comfort is one of the first things you want to check because we spend hours on our terrace in the summer and it is...


Mosquitoes are always a problem when the good weather arrives. Everyone wants to get rid of flies and annoying insects to enjoy sunny days to the fullest.We give you some advices on the best known methods and the most popular:1-ClothingWear long clothing that your skin is not easily accessible by these flies and use colors near white would help keep mosquitoes away! Also, avoiding creams and skin products with a fragrant smell could be an advantage.2- Ultrasonic...


1) Which types of residential shade options Ombrasole offers ?OMBRASOLE designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of EXCLUSIVE products such as Retractable Awnings, Fixed Retractable Awnings, Pergola, Gazebo, stationary awnings, Parasol, Garden Furniture, Windscreens, window awnings,…………. intended for the intelligent management of outdoor areas.Ombrasole is the only company in North America that manufactures shade products  made of extruded...


The first uses of the pergola reach back to the Greco-Roman antiquity. It’s an English, John Evelyn, who put the principle forward, discovering the term in 1645 during a visit to Rome in the cloister of the Trinità dei Monti. Originally, the pergola was a supported advanced on the house. The roof, consisting of widely spaced horizontal beams, welcomed plants that provided shade and coolness. Since there have been many changes, because now the pergola can be independent, an...


1) What types of residential shade options do Ombrasole offer?OMBRASOLE designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of EXCLUSIVE products such as Retractable Awnings, Fixed Retractable Awnings, Pergola, Gazebo, stationary awnings, Parasol, Garden Furniture, Windscreens, window awnings, etc. intended for the intelligent management of outdoor areas.Ombrasole is the only company in North America that manufactures shade products  made of extruded...


Tags: Awning accessories | Retractable awning October 19, 2015

Having a beautiful, sturdy, effective awning to cover up an outside area at your home or to add a little flair to your business is a great investment that will pay big dividends down the road. If you are in the market for one, trust the experts at Ombrasole to find the very best quality awning in the business.What sets us apart is our dedication to customer service, our wide variety of well-built models, and our impeccable taste in color and variation. Customizing your purchase...


September 24, 2015

Your business is the most important thing in your life, which is why you probably dedicate nearly all of your waking hours to it. If your business involves a storefront, you are going to want it look as good as possible. Many people realize that appearances matter quite a bit, and that a professional demeanor will garner respect from prospective clients or customers.Although many realize the importance of indoor décor when it comes to commercial establishments, not nearly...


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...


There’s nothing better than a good old fashioned summer barbecue. And while we all want to have the perfect space for outdoor entertainment, landscaping a backyard can be daunting. It can be especially difficult for those who are doing the work themselves, or are starting from scratch. Not to mention landscaping can be an expensive and timely project.If you’re looking to breathe a little life into your patio and make it a finished backyard space, here are some quick tips to...


Tags: awning | ombrasole awnings | stationary awning May 20, 2015

Many people have backyards that often remain unused, especially during the colder months. However, with a few simple additions, you can turn that empty looking space into a perfect outdoor area for your Sunday brunch, barbecue or family get-together.If you’ve got a backyard, it’s time to use it to its fullest potential. In order to do this, you need to transform your dull backyard into an inviting environment that stimulates outdoor living. Here are a few additions that...


The eco-chic homeowner recognizes the importance of environmentally friendly options in their own backyard. Here are some tips to help you create an eco-friendly outdoor space:Repurpose and RecycleLook for products made of recycled materials such as garden furniture, accessories, an awning, gazebo or pergola. Many of today’s outdoor fabrics contain recycled materials perfect to add finishing touches to your garden. The garden is the perfect place...


Looking out the window at the dreary, wintry weather, it is hard to imagine spring will ever arrive. However as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and February begins to wind down, it is the perfect time to start considering the fantastic upgrades you can make to your outdoor space.Here are some of the spring/summer trends you should be watching for 2015:Colour Trends of 2015For 2015 you will see a number of colour trends that are ideal for outdoor living. One of the...


February 5, 2015

As a business owner you have to use all the tools at your disposal to draw attention to your establishment and grow your business. There are a number of options to take advantage of your location to not only advertise, but also to add much needed space for restaurant owners.Window AwningsWindow awnings can work for any business to enhance your image and highlight your name, website and phone number. They offer an upscale look in a number of colors designed to complement...


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...


Tags: pergolas November 13, 2014

Now that summer is over, you are probably already thinking of disassembling your outdoor mosquito nets that have been protecting you throughout the warm summer months. We all know that these nets are essential especially for houses located in the countryside near lakes and ponds, where mosquitos and flies are more likely to be.However, more and more city homeowners are requiring mosquito net systems for their windows and doors on the patio or terrace since more children...


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...


Winter tends to send us all back inside where we feel warm and protected. We say goodbye to the lovely gardens we have worked so hard to nurture and return to cooking heavier meals in the oven. However with a four-seasons fixed retractable or stationary awning it is possible to continue to enjoy your patio and even BBQ throughout the fall and winter months. Here are some warm and cozy ideas to help you enjoy your patio and deck all year round.Built-in Seating: Built-in...


Business awnings are all the rage nowadays. As mentioned in our previous blog, they add a certain charm and elegance to a storefront. Restaurant awnings are not only chosen for a nicer look but they are also quite useful over patios or terraces. Restaurant owners choose OmbraSole awnings for their enterprise, just like the owners at Madisons New York Bar & Grill, to transform their look and expand their terrace.Restaurant Terrace AwningAs a restaurant owner your...


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