Alumawood Patio Covers add unique beauty to any home or outdoor living space. Lattice patio covers are sometimes referred to as pergolas or gazebos and historically were often made of wood. The lattice patio covers we build are crafted out of durable materials, such as aluminum, designed to withstand the harsh outdoor Arizona environment. Alumawood pergolas and patio covers provide shade and protection with beautiful design!
Looking for both shade and protection from the elements? A beautiful Alumawood patio cover can provide that patio retreat you are looking for. Royal Covers designs, fabricates, and installs these one-of-a-kind alumawood shade structures to fit your unique space and design needs. Below are some of the key factors to how we provide some of the best Alumawood patio covers Phoenix, Arizona has to offer.
Crafted of heavy-gauge aluminum
Embossed with a wood texture design
Virtually maintenance free
Durable Aluma-Shield paint system
Alumawood Lattice Patio Cover Style
Alumawood Solid Patio Cover Style
Our Alumawood patio covers are available in 7 popular color designs.
WHAT IS ALUMAWOOD?
Alumawood is basically what it sounds like. It is two materials meshed together to bring out the best of both worlds. Wood has an amazing look and feel to it but is prone to rotting. Aluminum can be a bit dull to look at yet is strong and durable. Alumawood combines aluminum and wood together to bring you the best alumawood patio covers material you can find on the market right now. You have the beautiful look of wood without the vulnerabilities to things like sun damage, water damage, termites, or wood rot. With Alumawood, you can prevent your pergola or patio cover from peeling, painting, or having to replace some or all of your structure.
WHY SHOULD I HAVE A PROFESSIONAL INSTALLER?
If you’re like most folks we chat with on a day to day basis, you’re probably busy doing other things in life. In order for your new patio cover system to reach if full length of life, it is critical that the installation process is a success from day one. Designing and building a perfect project needs to be complete down to the last piece. Without the correct lattice patio cover installation, you may end up seeing weaknesses in your setup much sooner than expected. Most customers tell us that it makes more sense to pay a really well-rounded, qualified lattice patio cover installer upfront to make sure the job is done correctly from day one. This ensures that you won’t need to shell out more money down the road or even worse, completely replace the entire system due to a poor initial installation.
ALUMAWOOD PATIO COVERS IN PHOENIX
Our main office is in Mesa, Arizona but we serve customers throughout the Phoenix metro area including Gilbert, San Tan Valley, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Cave Creek, Peoria and anywhere else in the Valley of the Sun where shade is needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Alumawood Made Out Of?
Alumawood is made of embossed aluminum with a textured wood grain finish that requires very little maintenance or upkeep. Unlike wood, Alumawood won’t crack, peel, warp, or rot. It is also termite-proof, won’t burn, and never needs painting.
Alumawood includes an Aluma-Shield paint system with TEFLON for long-term gloss retention. This surface protection repels dust, dirt, oil, and stains, making it easy to keep your structure looking pristine and new. There are several paint color options for both open lattice and solid patio cover projects.
Alumawood caps are available in 4 different styles and are made of plastic.
How heavy is the material?
Alumawood components are made of roll form aluminum and individual Alumawood pieces are typically very lightweight. Some items like 3” x 8” header beams are heavier to provide strength and support while items like 2” x 2” lattice tubes are very lightweight. Some items can be ordered in various gauges of aluminum to provide additional strength.
Steel inserts can be installed inside some Alumawood components to provide long-lasting durability and strength while adding to the weight of the project as a whole.
Can they be installed as a patio extension?
Yes, Alumawood is often used to extend existing patio covers here in the Phoenix area. Many new homes include a small covered patio area over the door to the backyard but homeowners typically wish they had a larger covered area. Alumawood is a great option for extending the home’s existing patio area with either open lattice or solid roof installations. The flexibility of Alumawood allows Royal Covers to create a patio cover extension that meets the goals of the homeowner.
Can they cover longer spaces?
Yes there are many ways to cover longer spaces with Alumawood. Steel inserts can allow Alumawood to span over longer distances and can allow for installations with minimal or even no posts.
Are the different shapes and colors available?
Yes, Alumawood projects can be designed to custom fit almost any area. All materials are custom ordered for each project and can be ordered in many different lengths and several different colors. Royal Covers can design a solution to best use Alumawood to create the entertainment or relaxation space you are looking for.
How much maintenance do they require?
Alumawood shade structures are easy to maintain but not completely maintenance free. Generally, normal rainfall is sufficient to keep its appearance clean. If cleaning is required, we recommend the following steps. Particular attention should be given to areas under eaves, porches, awnings, and other overhangs that have limited exposure to the natural cleansing effect of rainfall.
An occasional washing with clear water using a garden hose and soft-bristled brush is recommended (a long-handled, car-washing brush is ideal for this purpose).
Heavier Dirt Accumulation
Wash in the manner indicated below, but use the following solution:
- ⅓ cup detergent (i.e. Tide)
- ⅔ cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T.S.P.)
- 1 gallon water
Although rare in Arizona, mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products and is often evident on surfaces that have not been properly maintained. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots. Mildew is easy to remove by using the following cleaning solution:
- ⅓ cup detergent (i.e. Tide)
- ⅔ cup trisodium phosphate powder (also known as T.S.P.)
- 1 quart sodium hypochloride 5% solution (e.g. Clorox)
- 3 quarts water
Use mineral spirits in reasonable amounts, apply directly to foreign substances. Rinse the area thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.
How much do they cost?
Alumawood is considered to be comparable to traditional wooden patio cover setups. However, because of their longevity of the aluminum, you typically eliminate the need to replace, paint, or treat anything. Custom alumawood patio covers allow you to both save time and money over the long haul.
Can you install supports?
Supports can be installed to support ceiling fans per specific engineering details, but engineering does not support anything installed on top of or hanging from Alumawood products.
What paint is used for them?
Amerimax (the manufacturer) uses a weather-resistant, anti-corrosive Aluma-Shield paint system with Teflon surface protector. It is the most durable paint system in the aluminum patio cover market. The paint system withstands the harshest conditions, including sun, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures.
Can they be repainted?
While we do not recommend it, you can repaint Alumawood Shade Structures; however, proper preparation is critical. Amerimax recommends consulting a professional paint store for repainting advice. Alumawood Shade Structures are coated with silicone polyester and cured in a paint line oven for a durable finish. Repainting will likely weather and fade quicker than factory paint.
Please know that repainting any part of your Alumawood Shade Structure will void your warranty.
How to Identify Genuine Products
Made with quality materials and attention to detail, Alumawood Shade Structures are one of the best in the aluminum patio cover market.
Each component of an Alumawood Shade Structure is manufactured from structural grade aluminum alloys and finished with our exclusive high performance coating system, Aluma-Shield with Teflon surface protector, which is backed by Amerimax’s Limited – Lifetime Warranty. Each patio cover system is designed to assemble with flawless fit and engineered for building code requirements throughout the United States. Every design and detail has been carefully considered to enhance the aesthetic appeal and the natural wood appearance.
Alumawood Shade Structures that were purchased after February 2004 will have “AMERIMAX ALUMAWOOD” stamped in black ink inside the 2′ x 6′ Rafters and 3′ x 8′ Headers (also known as Header Beams). Once the product is received, take off the end caps of the 2′ x 6′ Rafters or 3′ x 8′ Headers and look inside for the “AMERIMAX ALUMAWOOD” ink stamp.
If you can’t find the “AMERIMAX ALUMAWOOD” ink stamp (can be hard to see inside of the components) you can request verification from your materials provider.
Alumawood Shade Structures are constructed of embossed aluminum with a textured wood-grain finish. The structures are built with heavy header beams and a weather-resistant Aluma-Shield paint system with Teflon additive that withstands sun, rain, wind, and extreme temperatures. Alumawood Shade Structure need virtually no maintenance. Unlike real wood, Alumawood Shade Structures won’t burn, crack, peel, warp, rot, or attract termites. Our environmentally friendly Alumawood Shade Structures are made from recycled aluminum.
Alumawood Shade Structures come in two different styles to suit your needs. If you want added shade but prefer partial sun and refreshing breezes, our lattice patio cover is the ideal solution. However, our solid roof patio cover provides you and your outdoor furniture with the best protection against the elements. You’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor living space even when the weather isn’t ideal.
Latest Custom Alumawood Projects
Project Description: Royal Covers built an Alumawood Lattice Patio Cover to add some shade near a customer's pool. There was a small area that would be great as a small sitting area but was fully exposed to the sun. This small custom lattice cover will provide some...
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Free Standing Patio Cover - Project Location: Residential backyard in Mesa, AZ 85203 Customer’s Goals: Shade area near pool and create space to enjoy sitting outside near pool. Future plan is to install pavers below freestanding cover. Wanted electric for outlets on...
Project Description: Royal Covers built an Alumawood Lattice Patio Cover to shade the customer's grill & firepit area next to the pool. The Spanish Brown color matched the home's trim.
Project Description: Royal Covers installed an Alumawood lattice cantilever to extend this Scottsdale family's existing patio cover. The spanish brown color created a beautiful contrast with the light tones of the home while blending with the darker tones in the stone...
Project Description: Royal covers installed a lattice style cover with an angled beam and contoured tubes to follow the path of the pavers, and a vertical privacy panel on their existing patio cover.