3 Different Patio Cover Kits To Choose From

Affordable alumawood aluminum patio cover kits

Alumawood DIY Patio Cover Kits, or patio cover kit, is a pre-cut patio cover kit in its simplest term. The Alumawood patio cover is, for the most part, a wood-like textured material extruded from rolls of aluminum sheet metal and pressed into wood-like members. These members include rafters, lattice shade bars, beams, and posts. It more or less resembles wood patio covers.

Furthermore, Alumawood by Amerimax is a name brand manufacturer of Alumawood patio covers (including the patio cover kit) that are designed to resist even the harshest of elements mother nature has to throw at it.

Not to mention, these Alumawood patio covers require very little in the way of maintenance. Just a simple wash now and again and you’re golden. No need to replace old tired-out dry rotted wood any longer, but not with the Alumawood patio covers.

What comes in the Patio Cover Kits

  • 3x8 girder or Alumawood beam
  • Lattice bars for Laguna patio kits
  • The posts which hold up the patio cover
  • Post covers (2-2×6) which protect the post front and back and are filled with structural foam
  • Steel post insert – A structural member which inserts into the post
  • Bases and post/beam attachment for the post – At the bottom and top
  • Insulated Roof Panels for insulated patio kits
  • Non-insulated Roof Panels for insulated patio cover kits
  • IRP Hanger – It’s what the insulated patio cover panels attach to the home with
  • Caulking
  • Panel tape
  • Flashing – Connected to a wall of the home to cover
  • Gutter assembly
  • Side plates – Sides of IRP
  • Wrap kit – (The little pieces that stick out the front of the cover)
  • Screws and bolts

Aluminum Patio Kits

Effectively, the Alumawood DIY Patio Kits are beautiful and easy to assemble, they resist dry-rot, termites, deterioration, warpage, etc… all of the damages which make wood such a nightmare to maintain.

Of course, here in Los Angeles, we love our entertaining right? As a matter of fact, most of us would rather spend our time outdoors than sitting in a living room behind the television. Why not entertain under a patio cover, or better yet... build one of your own aluminum patio cover kits?

Alumawood of Amerimax is a dealer and name-brand manufacturer of patio covers

Alumawood of Amerimax is a name brand manufacturer of patio covers that are designed to resist even the harshest of elements mother nature has to throw at it. Not to mention, these babies require very little in the way of maintenance. Just a simple wash now and again and you’re golden.

No need to replace old tired-out dry rotted wood any longer, not with Alumawood. These Alumawood Aluminum Patio Cover Kits are beautiful and easy to assemble, they resist dry-rot, termites, deterioration, warpage, etc… all of the damages which make wood such a nightmare to maintain.

Here in Los Angeles, we love our entertaining. As a matter of fact, most of us would rather spend our time outdoors than sitting in a living room behind the television.

Patio Cover Kit Colors

Comparatively speaking, this is where wood and the Alumawood product differ greatly. Wood patio covers possess the ability to be painted in just about any color you can imagine. Contrast that to the Amerimax DIY kits, there are 7 colors. 

  1. White
  2. Mojave Tan
  3. Desert Sand
  4. Latte
  5. Adobe
  6. Sonora Beige
  7. Spanish Brown

The Amerimax Alumawood covered patio system DIY patio cover kit, can be ordered in just about any color combination (offered) you can think of.


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Alumawood DIY Patio Cover Kits are a pre-cut, disassembled patio cover structure ready to be assembled. The Alumawood DIY kits are very easy to put together with the use of some very basic tools you may already have in your garage.

As a home owner, we provide the instructions to build any of our aluminum patio cover kits. As for the lattice cover, we have a video (How To Install An Aluminum Lattice Patio cover) as well as a PDF that will help walk you through the entire process.

If you’re looking for functionality and could stand to save a few bucks, (lattice patio cover) aluminum pergola covers (Alumawood) is a great alternative to the traditional wood patio cover. Just about any contractor will tell you that wood is much more maintenance than the aluminum patio.

By and large, the Alumawood system is a cost-effective way to get the shade you need to do all your entertaining outdoors or just enjoy San Fernando’s beautiful summer (or winter) weather.

We Can Build your patio cover For You

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Let’s face it, you can never go wrong with aluminum. And who better to roll-form this stuff into a super cool and easy to assemble kit than Alumawood?

Patiocovered.com of Los Angeles sells the Alumawood kit like Starbucks Coffee on a manic Monday morning (we sell a lot). We all love Los Angeles. Where else can you go to the beach and surf and snow ski all in one day?

When it comes to the art of designing and constructing patio covers in Los Angeles, it’s who we are and it’s all we do. Because we only build patio covers and decks we understand the local jurisdictional codes and requirements. Not only is this a benefit when choosing between contractors, as a homeowner, but it also makes your job even that much safer. Regardless of whether you buy any one of our complete patio covers or just one of our patio kits, we can still provide the install.

Affordable Aluminum Patio Cover Do It Yourself Kits

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Patio cover systems from Alumawood are very affordable. As a matter of fact, use our handy free patio cover cost estimator or calculator to determine the estimated cost of your very own patio cover. If anything at least it’ll get you some patio covers ideas. Ideas are where you start. Take a look at some of our photographs. It might get you started on your DIY project.

Because of the material differences for these shade structures, patio covers kits specifically the Alumawood product is hence more affordable than wood or even vinyl. As a result, the Alumawood cover can produce an equal amount of shade for almost half the price (*Depending on the Alumawood / wood comparison) in most cases.

Of course, most noteworthy is the fact that when compared to wood patio covers, Alumawood starts out saving you time. How so? Well, for starters, in the next year you won’t have to paint, seal, or otherwise re-finish your aluminum patio cover because it doesn’t require any of that.

DIY patio cover kit cost

The cost of these patio covers can range from as little as $8.00 per square foot for a DIY Alumawood lattice cover and as much as $25.00 per square foot for the 4K lattice patio cover system. The patio cover cost is dictated by the size that it takes to cover your outdoor living space first and foremost. Second to that would be type and of course and additions or add-ons offered like fan beams for ceiling fans or extra beams for example. But of course, the Alumawood patio cover isn't the only manufacturer of these patio cover kits. So it makes sense that there are likely other less expensive or more expensive patio kits out there. Call us for a free quote on any one of our patio cover kits today.

Alumawood sells three different covers

Insulated patio cover kit costs - $14 per square foot
Newport solid non insulated patio kit costs- $11 per square foot
Laguna Lattice patio kits cost - $11 per square foot

We are a local Los Angeles Based Company… we’re licensed and insured

First off, why would anyone want to deal with a company from Rancho Cucamonga when you can work with someone local to Los Angeles? We’re not a “wham-bam, throw it together in one-day” patio cover construction company.

On the contrary, we are extremely detailed oriented and place our client's wishes first. Our work ethic is second to none. In the service industry, the client always comes first. Look, we understand that working with contractors can be a pain sometimes... many times.

Nevertheless, when you are forced to use a contractor, such as in the case of needing a new patio cover or DIY patio cover kit, you might as well love who you work with.

When you buy a kit from us, know that our prices are fair and our customer support is superior. We offer phone support to those who buy our covers and attempt the installation themselves.

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More About Licensed and insured

Honestly, how hard is it to sit and take a contractor's exam? Why then are there so many unlicensed aluminum patio cover contractors out there? It’s really getting to be a problem… But that’s a blog for another day, right? Let’s focus on the fact that we are licensed, contractors.

We are bonded and we have insurance just in case accidents happen on the job. We even have workers comp. When you choose patiocovered, you are literally covered.