Alumawood Lattices In Wood Finishes
Many of the lattice style arbors and porch / deck coverings are made from a product called Alumawood, and one of their lines is a series of Alumawood lattice covers. They can be carport designs and can be ordered in the W Pan style, or other varieties depending mostly on the weather in your region…the snowfall and how much weight the patio roofs will need to support. Aluminum in wood finishes that really look like wood, and can even have cedar embossed finishes and wood grain texture, are also available for patio enclosures with solid roofs and even sunrooms that have glass or screens and garden style rooms that may be open or have curtains.
Vinyl, Fiberglas, PVC and Aluminum
Vinyl patio roofs are also available in wood finishes and are amazing when you consider that they will not require maintenance. However vinyl is only one material, you can also choose fiberglass, PVC and the aluminum designs that all have similar features namely they do not require maintaining like wood. Imagine no painting, no sanding, no repairing rotten boards, no termites, no sealants, no nothing except a great roof, or beautiful year-round deck or patio enclosure.
Estimating The Cost
Patio roofing systems can be ordered in kits, and can be assembled on your own if you are a handy sort of person. The aluminum patio cover kits that are available online start around $10 per square foot if you want to do a rough calculation of what it will cost to get started. Most kits should include everything you need to get started, except if you want a cement pad or posts should it be a garden area or a freestanding structure like a carport that isn’t attached to the walls or structure of the house.