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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...


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...


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...


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...


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