Do It Yourself Patio Covers provides all-inclusive kits that come with easy building instructions and installation guidelines.

You can have an elegant outdoor addition in as little as one to two days. And with more than 35 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, we have your patio renovation needs covered.

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Alumawood™ Features

Your neighbors are sure to be impressed when they see your newly installed porch covering. Our high-end Alumawood products come with value-added features that give you long-lasting beauty and shade. They include:

  • Heavy Header Beam Construction
  • Richly-Textured Woodgrain Finish
  • Weather-Resistant Tuffcoat™ Finish
  • Color-Matching Fasteners
  • Variety of Popular Colors

Wood-Style End Caps

Another beneficial feature of our patio products is the end caps that are placed at the end of each beam and rafter. They are attached easily and give your patio cover a wood-like custom look. The available end caps include Rafter Tail Caps and Beams.

Tools Needed

At, we supply all products and materials needed to build your cover. To make your construction easier, we recommend equipping yourself with a stud finder, protective gloves and glasses, chalk, and a sae socket set with magnetic tip and shank. Those tools are not essential, but will make the job easier. The following tools are required for building your kit:

  • Circular Saw
  • Step Ladder
  • Hammer
  • Socket Wrench
  • Level
  • Caulking Gun
  • Hole Saw Measuring 1.5"
  • Magnetic Hex Head Nut Drivers Measuring 1/4", 5/16", 3/8"
  • Chop Saw (Fine-Toothed Blade for Sawing Metal)
  • Sawhorses
  • Metal Snips/ Tin Snips
  • Heavy-Duty Carpenter’s Pencil for Marking
  • Measuring Tape
  • Crescent Wrench
  • Carpenter’s Square
  • 12 volt or higher impact drill Drill or a varible speed drill
  • Roto Hammer Drill and 3/8" Roto Hammer Bit
  • Douglas Fir #2 or better Measuring 2"x6" (for Ledger Board Only When Required) – Do Not Use Compressed Wood

Obtaining a Permit

In most jurisdictions, a building permit is required for constructing a patio cover. Check with your Building Department about specific requirements before construction. The Department can help you obtain a permit if one is required. To do so, they will need a plot-map of your house and property as well as Structural engineering plans , (Included with your kit)

Evaluation Reports

Every state accepts different engineering reports, but the most widely accepted is the ICC. Check with your local building department for requirements.

Engineering Factors

Alumawood Patio Covers can withstand 115 plus MPH winds and up to 30 pound snow loads. If your area differs in these factors, consult your Building Department for the exact requirements for constructing a roofing structure. Site specific engineering is available at a additional cost. for heavier snow loads.

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