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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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


Tags: auvent | auvent rétractable September 24, 2014

Summer 2014 proved to be the year of the awning with homeowners embracing their outdoor spaces and learning how to get the most out of their backyards. Awning design trends encompassed a number of key elements of style as well as a nod towards eco-friendly choices using recyclable materials. Here is a look at backyard awning design trends for 2014:Colour CoordinatedThe savy homeowner took their cues from their homes and gardens to coordinate their fixed retractable...


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