Saturday, November 9, 2019

Chinese Downspouts

Take a look at this alternative to a standard downspout. When building Alumawood structures you can sometime find it hard to figure out where to bring the water down from the gutter and how. Some reasons for that could be columns or pillars that wont asthetically go well with the common downspout aluminum kit. 

This is a "Chinese downspout." Here is a quick link to an Amazon search to find more.

Here are a few photos to give you an ideas of what we are talking about.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Extruded Gutter Video

Extruded gutter is an open gutter option for Solid Newport Alumawood patio covers. We replace a Rollformed gutter to make it easier to clean out the gutter. It is better to opt for the Extruded in the beginning if you know you will have a lot of debris on you patio cover. If you are free of trees and other problems that could clog you gutter then the rollform can save you money

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Beamlyft for Alumawood

Beamlyft makes it possible to build Alumawood patio covers in new ways. This product opens the door for different applications of Alumawood. In the past there was only one way to do a roof mount where now you have 3 new ways to solve that problem. There are three different Beamlyfts to choose from:
Each bracket has a unique way of solving problems that have plaqued the Alumawood patio industry for years. Take a look at some pictures to get an idea of just how cool the Beamlyft is with Alumawood.

 Check out for more pictures or visit to purchase this product with your own DYI kit.

Here is a video:

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Double Header

Increase your post spacing and eliminate unwanted post by going with the double header option. By adding an extra header beam you will be able to free up space and strengthen your patio cover. Here are some pictures of an Alumawood patio cover with two header beams.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Alumahook by Alumahangers

This is a great new idea for Alumawood patio covers. Alumahangers have been around for years and just came up with the new Alumahook. There are many different ways to use this product on Alumawood Patio Covers. Check out the video below to learn more or visit