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Getting Started

Start Here, where to start when first looking at purchasing an aluminum awning.

Getting started with a new patio cover project, start here to learn how to do it yourself.

Patio Kit Options

See all of the options available.


Available options for Alumawood Patio Covers.

Attachment Details

Options for Attaching to the wall, fascia, wall or freestanding. How to attach your patio cover to the wall, fascia board, roof top or freestanding.


Patio Kit Building Instructions

Instructions included for the DIY homeowner.

Patio cover building instructions for diy kits

How to get a Building Permit

Tips on how to obtain a permit with your Building Department.

Learn how to get a building permit for your patio cover kit

Engineering Plans

Kits are designed to meet current codes, engineering included with kit.

Learn more about the ICC Engineering plans for the aluminum patio covers
Snow and Wind

Load Requirements

Your local region will have requirement for live load, snow load, wind and more.

Learn more about load requirements so you can ask your building dept the right questions.
Patio kit designs

Designing Your Kit

Design options available and tips on designing your own patio cover kit.

Learn more about how you can design your patio cover kit
Recommended Tools

Tools Recommended

Recommended Tools for Installing the Patio Cover.

Learn more about the tools you may need in order to install your patio cover kit

How To Identify Alumawood™

Ways to identify Alumawood™ prior and after purchasing to ensure you get the genuine Alumawood™. How to identify Alumawood is made by Ameriamx Building Products.



Patio Cover Glossary of Terms you need to know. Aluminum patio cover glossary of terms commonly used.


Care and Cleaning

Products are low maintenance but do need to be cleaned to keep them looking their best. How to maintain your patio cover.


Alumawood™ Paint Colors

Alumawood™ Paint Colors including White, Desert Sand, Sonora Beige, Adobe, Mojave Tan and Latte. Alumawood paint colors.

Recommended Pages

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