Saturday, March 26, 2016

Alumahangers New Colors



Check out Alumahangers.com for hangers designed from Alumawood patio covers.
There are a few new colors available. 




Here is video. It has been posted on here before but wanted to share again for those who haven't seen the time lapse Go Pro video. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coring concrete

When building an Alumawood patio cover on an existing slab. One way to solve the problem is coring concrete for the footing. Then you can dig the dirt out and set you steel posts in concrete to stabilize the header beams. Here are a few pictures to get the point across.







Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top of Alumawood

IRP(insluated roof panel ) Above and Newport 6" Flat Panel Below
This is the top of an Alumawood patio cover. There are two kinds of Alumawood Roofs: IRP (Insulated Roof Panels) and Newport Flat Panel (or 6"flat panel). In this picture you see the Newport

Flat Panel. The Newport is considerable more affordable and cannot be walked on.

The IRP can be walked on but not for a balcony. It can support the weight of someone if they need to get on top. Both products  

As a builder my option for each:

Flat Panel Newport: If you are just looking for shade then the Newport patio is the cost effective way of getting that done. Saving money is a huge benefit in my mind. The bottom of the patio is flat and has wood texture. You can still get all the electrical extras, columns, lighting, blind, etc..

Insulated Roof Panel: If you want to spend money and tell your friends about it at BBQ's then the IRP is the way to go. The one big sales technique for IRP is to use the "what if you house is on fire?" This will get people to think about jumping out there window and making the smart choice to save there families life (emotional decision). If that is the problem then I would just get a 10 dollar piece of ply wood and set on the Newport cover below the window you intend on jumping out of.  Then you can save thousands and take your family on a trip to Hawii instead. Again, if you like fancy things and have the money the IRP is a fantastic product. I am just a "saver" at heart so don't take offense to my bias opinion on the subject.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Custom Turns

Here is a patio cover that had a very unique turn. The slope off the roof and headers had to be calculated exactly in order for the panels to flow smoothly accross the roof line. It seemed difficult before the build but like most things as long as you focus and pay attention anything is possible. Hope you like this one. Just want everyone to know what is possible with Alumawood.