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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...


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...


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...


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...


October 3, 2016

Prepare for winter in Québec! Buying a pre-made winter shelter ‘tempo style’ is easy but this time you are looking for durability and flexibility: a long lasting structure that does not simply protects from snow (thanks to its high quality materials guaranteed 5-10 years) but that can also be used all year long as a sun/wind/rain canopy.Ombrasole manufactures commercial and residential winter canopies for house,condo and enterprise. Cover your building entrance;...


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...


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...


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...


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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