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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


As much as we look forward to the warm sun of summer, we still have to remember how harmful the sun’s UV rays are even with short intervals of exposure. If your backyard has exposure to the sun you should consider adding protection so family can enjoy being outside without the worry of sunburn.Here are some of the benefits of awnings, pergolas and gazebos:Relief from the Heat: Although it is nice to feel the sun on your face, on those extremely hot and humid days most of us...


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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