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Available Colors

White Adobe Desert Sand Sonora Beige Mojave Tan Latte Spanish Brown

Unlike real wood, Alumawood™ won't burn, get termites, crack, peel, warp or rot.

Alumawood™ stays looking new for years and years, so you'll never have to worry about spending money and hours of back-breaking work to scrape, paint and repair your shade structure.

Using Alumawood™ is friendly to the environment because it helps preserve our nation's forests.

Alumawood™ costs less than wood when you factor in maintenance costs.

Our Products

Lattice Roof

Lattice Roof

Lattice is not only practical but also beautiful. A lattice patio cover provides shade for your outdoor living space without screening out refreshing breezes.

Solid Roof

Solid Roof (non-insulated)

A solid patio roof is your best choice for providing your family and your outdoor furniture with maximum protection against the outdoor elements.

AlumaVue Roof

AlumaVue Roof

Offers both benefits of Solid and Lattice roofs. AlumaVue will keep the rain out but will let the sun in. The top polycarbonate panels come in clear, bronze and white opaque colors.

Solid Insulated Roof

Solid Insulated Roof

Best used for 2 story homes where access on top of the roof may be needed for maintenance. Top and bottom of roof look identical. Easy access to cleaning out rain gutters. May be enclosed and conditioned.

Adjustable Roof

Adjustable Roof

This is our top of the line cover. This cover opens and closes with the touch of a button.

Benefits & Features of All Styles

  • Installation instructions are available online. They may be downloaded anytime off our Instructions & Engineering page.
  • You'll have unlimited access to technical help available via email or phone.
  • Everything included and ready to install: All Rafters, Lattice, Posts & Side Plates, Beam, Attaching Brackets and Hardware.
  • Choose from 8 custom colors. White & Sandalwood only for the Insulated Roof Panels.
  • Choose from Attached or Freestanding.
  • Multi-level and Combination kits available.
  • Engineered for up to 60lbs Snow Load & 120 MPH Winds. Engineering is available to download anytime off our Instructions & Engineering page.
  • Up to a 24' out from house (projection) and any length along house. Up to 12' high.
  • Only Basic Home Owner Tools Required for Installation.
  • No pre-drilled holes, easy to use self tapping screws included with kit.
  • Gutters with downspouts, flashing and caulking are included with all Solid and Insulated Roof Panel DIY Kits.

General Alumawood Clarification

  • Alumawood® is a registered brand name.
  • "Alumawood" is a commonly used name to describe wood-embossed aluminum tubing used to build shade structures. It originates from the brand name "Alumawood®," similar to the way that "Kleenex®" (a brand name) is often used to describe a facial tissue.
  • "Alumawood" is a type of wood-embossed aluminum tubing and you will often find these terms used interchangeably: "Alumawood," "Alumashade," "Weatherwood," "Elitewood," "Classic Lattice," and "Ultra Lattice."
  • The scientific name for "Alumawood" is a wood grain-embossed aluminum alloy 3004-H36, 3015-H25, and 6063-T6 (smooth brackets). It is most often used as a low-maintenance, lifetime-warrantied, lightweight alternative for wood shade structures.

The Alumawood™ Difference

Your shade structure is an important investment in the value of your home. Shade Structures Inc. has over 50 years of combined experience designing and building shade structures. We are able to help you begin the design phase, walk you through the permit phase and answer any questions you may have during the ordering & construction phases.

We are proud to be recognized in the industry for our custom design ideas and ability to help you with any challenges that may arise during all the phase of your project. Take advantage of our experience and our unparalleled customer service. Uncompromising standards, state of the art engineering and superior service means you'll enjoy carefree ownership for years and years to come.

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Features of Alumashade include:

  • Heavy header beam construction
  • Richly textured woodgrain finish
  • Weather resistant paint finish
  • Color-matching fasteners
  • Variety of popular colors
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Which Style Do You Prefer?

Alumawood™ Aluminum Patio Covers: Lattice or Solid