Saturday, April 3, 2021

Alumabase Kits

 LB Structural has come up with a new product for Alumawood and similar aluminum patio covers that will cover the base of the standard "H-Post". This product is called Alumabase or H Post Base Kit.

You can order them here:!/H-Post-Base-Kits/c/62786104

Here is a crash course video on how to install:

Monday, May 25, 2020

Recessed Lights in Alumawood

Here is a quick video on one way to install recessed lights on a non-insulated solid Alumawood patio cover. Drill out or cut out the hole for the lights. Run the wire to the light and cap the panel. Power up the lights with switch

Here is a video:

Screw on your End Caps

Alumawood patio covers are always loosing their end caps. Installers will build the cover and sometimes forget or just not put screws in each end piece. With out the screws in each cap eventually some of them will work their way of each year.  We recommend #8 screws-self tapping but any screw to hold the cap on will work.

Here is a short video talking about this....

Screws-Endcaps from Alumawood Products on Vimeo.

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.