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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


With the arrival of spring and everybody keeps up with the cleaning inside and outside the house. For those who own retractable or window awnings it is time to discover the state of the textile and its condition after the winter period especially if the recommendations of the manufacturer were not followed properly. Old fabrics are the most at risk for the proliferation of bacteria and mold; Care must be taken to carefully examine each corner of the canvas to avoid the...


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...


You are interested in a shelter for the entrance of your house, a pergola or awnings with a retractable canvas? Find out why you should buy one that comes directly from Ombrasole’s factory, awnings specialists in Québec.1. In contact with an outdoors specialistSend us your ideas for a garden pergola or window awnings here. You will be put in touch with one of our specialists in exterior design.This relationship allows you to have a product adapted to all your requests. So we...


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...


Tags: awning | awning fabric | retractable awning June 7, 2016

In 1830, the manufacturing Thimonnier Bartholomew invented the first sewing machine. He filed the first patent for a “mechanical sewing” built of wood, with a continuous thread in chain stitch, sewing 200 points per minute. He produced 80 copies to honor an army uniforms command. Many inventors of this time bet on the reproduction of the movement of the hand, which limits to a simple sewing needle.Then there have been many sewing machines more effective than others and now...


Tags: awning | retractable awning May 16, 2016

When the rain passes through the seam of the canvas of a retractable awning it becomes a big concern especially when you have spent a few thousand dollars. We want to be certain that our canvas will last a long time and that water will not pass through the seam.For centuries the traditional sewing for awning canvas is done with machines with a single or double needle. Many companies until nowadays use these machines, but what makes the difference is the quality of the needle...


Tags: retractable awning April 19, 2016

Q- What happens to the retractable awning in the winter?  R- By their design, Ombrasole retractable awnings are auto- stored when retracted. Customers affected by severe winter conditions, can protect by covering with a sheath of fabric or plastic.Q What type of wind resistance, an Ombrasole awning can handle?R- Retractable awnings mainly for sun protection and should not be left open in very windy conditions, or when the area covered by the product is not used. The...


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...


September 24, 2015

Choosing the right canvas awning can be a difficult decision. It depends on several factors: your area (wind, sunlight levels),its use, your taste and of course your budget – the denser  the fabric the more it costs.Your awning is going to be given the duty of protecting your home and outside area from the sun. You are going to want to make sure that what you get is capable of doing its duty.The standards for determining the protective abilities of your awning’s fabric are going...


It’s hard to find true quality products these days. We are so often drawn to big-name manufacturers and outlets because of the convenience, and often we sacrifice quality and durability in doing so.All OmbraSole products, such as the ATTICO Terrace Awnings, are built to withstand the tests of time because they’re manufactured with care here in Quebec from the best materials available.You know that when you purchase an OmbraSole product, it will be fit to stand the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Ever look at the top of your awning and see quite a bit of dirt? No need to fret. Sunbrella & Dickson Shade fabrics, made with acrylic cloth, are primarily used at OmbraSole. OmbraSole awnings and other shade structures and furniture are made with acrylic, as it is one of the best fabrics to use for easy care and cleaning. You can now keep your awnings looking great with little effort. From light cleaning to removing tough stains, there’s an easy and quick solution that can be...


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...


Your backyard is an extension of your living space ideal for dining, relaxing, entertaining, cooking and most importantly spending time with family. In order to create the perfect backyard environment you have to consider the function, the light and the overall layout and use each area wisely.Pool AreaThe enjoyment of your space is often dependent on the way the sun falls. For example, if you have a pool, sunlight is a welcome element as it provides a natural way to heat the...


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