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If you’re looking for ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption, retractable awnings are a great idea. Not only do they help protect your home and family from the sun, but their cooling effect also reduces the amount of energy used by your air conditioning system during the summer.Awnings placed over an area with glass patio doors, for example, can reduce heat transfer into the home by almost half. Exposed glass doors and windows of that size let in a lot of sunlight, which...


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...


Earlier this month at the IFAI Canada Expo in Vancouver, we received the 2015 «Canada Honours Program award» for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications for our Oasis Sun Protection Project.The IFAI Canada Honours Program is an annual competition that recognizes the latest advancements in specialty fabric design and manufacturing in Canada. Our project was selected by a panel of industry experts based on the following criteria: complexity, design,...


When you decide to enhance your home or business with a retractable awning, there is some important information that you need to know before making your decision. There is much variation when it comes to the quality and reliability of currently available retractable awnings.If you’re tempted to purchase your awning online or at a large retailer such as Costco, there are several reasons why you should think twice, and consider buying from a local manufacturer...


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...


Tags: auvent | auvent rétractable January 28, 2015

There are many varying reasons a homeowner might decide to install awnings on their home. One of which can be to provide your backyard with a shady spot from the sun or in some cases to reduce the amount of heat and glare from south facing windows. Retractable awnings are usually chosen when a homeowner’s reason is to have the choice of sitting in the sun or the shade. Other reasons can include an escape and protection from the rain so you are able to enjoy your backyard even when...


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...


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