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There’s no escaping it — with winter just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your home or business for the cold and wet season ahead. If you’ve recently purchased an outdoor awning, you may be wondering how to properly care for it now that the cooler months have set in. While a quality retractable awning offers adequate protection from inclement weather, extreme conditions could potentially damage it if it’s not properly cared for (depending on which type you own). As a...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Whether you are looking for a way to transform the look of your home, improve your home’s energy efficiency or provide much needed shade in your outdoor space awnings can prove to be the perfect accent that is not only practical but attractive. Here are some wonderful ways to use awnings for your home:Curb AppealWindow awnings can add a distinctly different and welcoming look to your home. They come in a number of designs and colors making it easy to find the perfect...


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