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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: wall pergolas December 8, 2015

One of the most important aspects of your home’s value is its appearance – not just its location or size. The way it looks and how it is decorated can automatically give it more curb appeal and increase its value. By investing in improving your outdoor situation, you can make your property worth a good deal more. The experts at Ombrasoleare here to help. Add value to your home immediately with these 3 locally made quality products from Ombrasole.Retractable...


Although we usually think of awnings as something we put out for nice summer weather, our Ombrasole products are tough enough to get through even the toughest winters. If you want to keep yours out on your restaurant or home, then there are some winter tips for your awning that you should be aware of. Make sure you take the following to heart to ensure that yours is healthy and ready to go come spring time.Step 1: decide whether you want it in or outThis is a big decision. Some...


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...


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...


Window awnings are a great way to dress up your home’s windows for a more dramatic, colorful or charming look. Not only do they give your home a more attractive appearance but they also provide protection from the sun’s damaging UV rays.Easily Retractable & ProtectiveWindow awnings can either be fixed for year round usage (traditional) or retractable. Both have the capabilities of protecting your curtains, furniture, flooring and carpets inside the house against...


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...


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