Alumawood Combines the Beauty of Wood with the Durability and Low Maintenance of Aluminum
Not All Aluminum Patio Cover Materials are Made Equally.
When building an outdoor patio cover or shade structure, there are three main types of materials to choose from: wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Here’s what you need to know about each:
- Wood looks great but doesn’t hold up. Wood that is found in today’s market, comes from all fast-grown trees, which doesn’t stand the test of time because its fiber density is too loose. Plus, regardless of the age of the lumber, wood patio covers must be painted every few years. Wood patio covers are highly flammable; they tend to warp, crack, peel and rot; and they attract termites (especially here in Southern California).
- Vinyl is easy to maintain but looks cheap. Vinyl patio covers look like plastic, tend to warp and fade over time, and are not available in the range of earth tones colors used in residential home exterior décor and can’t be refinished to a more suitable color. Plus, they’re costly – often the highest cost option available.
- Alumawood™ combines the best of all worlds. Alumawood™ is a high-quality roll-formed aluminum with a richly textured wood grain finish. It comes in seven popular pre-painted designer colors, is nearly maintenance-free, and can be installed with up to 20 to 30 feet between posts, ensuring unobstructed views.
Your Alumawood™ Patio Cover Will Look Like New for Decades
There’s a reason why a lifetime warranty backs Alumawood™: Alumawood™ is engineered to last a lifetime.
- Alumawood™ is coated with a siliconized polyester paint that includes a Teflon® surface protector. The same type of paint that’s used on sky rise buildings, and proven to last for 50 to 60 years.
- Will not warp, rot, crack or peel, is termite-proof, and repels dust, dirt, oil, and stains (thanks to the Teflon® that’s in the paint).
- It can be cleaned with a garden hose. Annual washing is the only maintenance it requires!
- It does not burn, which is why most Homeowners Associations approve it.
- It is tranquil on rainy days, in contrast to the low-quality aluminum products, which can be quite loud.
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