At Dulando Screen & Awning, we thrive on delighting our customers by delivering both amazing quality and great value. That’s why we love Alumawood patio covers. Alumawood provides the best features of wood, vinyl and aluminum in a single material, so you can enjoy the advantages of all three. What makes an Alumawood patio cover such a smart choice? Check out these seven reasons to choose Alumawood patio covers over other patio materials.
Why Build a Patio Cover
1. It’s Attractive.
When constructing a patio shade cover, people often opt for wood because they like the natural beauty of wood. With a richly textured finish that mimics cedar wood grain, Alumawood is engineered to look and feel like wood. Plus, it’s highly customizable. You can choose from a wide array of colors and various styles of rafters and end cuts.
2. It’s Durable.
Aluminum is a popular choice with manufacturers of a wide array of products because it is both lightweight and strong. Alumawood is too. An Alumawood pergola won’t have any trouble withstanding Florida’s high winds, strong sun and steamy humidity. Unlike wood or vinyl, minimal maintenance is all that’s necessary to keep this kind of shade structure looking good.
3. It Never Needs Painting.
Wood requires regular repainting or treating and vinyl is prone to fading. In contrast, Alumawood is finished with the Aluma-shield paint system. It delivers long-term gloss retention and resists fading, chipping or cracking, so you’ll never need to break out the paintbrush.
Alumawood Pato Covers come in these amazing colors:
4. It Won’t Rot, Warp or Split.
Without substantial upkeep, wood doesn’t fare well against the elements. Heat and humidity will cause it to rot, warp, split and crack. Alumawood doesn’t have that problem. Wind, rain and strong sun won’t faze it, so you can spend less time working on your patio cover and more time relaxing underneath it.
5. It Resists Corrosion.
What about rust? Salt air and high humidity are notorious for fueling rust, but there’s no need to worry about corrosion if you have an Alumawood Pergola. Alumawood isn’t particularly susceptible to damage from water and resists corrosion well.
6. It Won’t Fall Victim to Termites.
Even the thought of termites is enough to make many homeowners shudder, and it’s with good reason. These destructive pests can literally eat a wooden structure from the inside out. Fortunately, your Alumawood patio cover won’t fall victim to termites or other wood-destroying insects. After all, it may look and feel like wood, but it’s made of aluminum.
7. It Keeps Your Patio Cooler.
Standard aluminum lattice patio covers help block the direct rays of the sun. However, they still absorb solar heat and can transfer it to the space below, making it uncomfortably toasty. Alumawood resists the transfer of heat, so your patio stays cooler and more comfortable.
If you’re looking for a roof for your patio, Alumawood patio covers offer the perfect blend of beauty, practicality and value. As you can tell, we are a huge fan of using Alumawood for patio covers and shade structures. Alumawood is a product we can stand behind because our customers absolutely love it.
Do you have questions about these popular patio shade covers? Are you ready to add one to your outdoor living space? Contact the experts at Dulando Screen & Awning today at 407-862-6060 to schedule your free design consultation.