Have you ever asked the question, “Why should we choose an aluminum patio when wood and lumber is a stronger material?” Here you will be provided with the leading edge details and up to date information on Alumawood vs wood patios.
When wood patios are installed they’re supposed to be treated to prevent drying out and attracting termites, not only is this an additional cost but it is also very commonly overlooked. This is the biggest downfall of the wood nature! Though you may think by purchasing the “stronger and more natural look” you went the route of least resistance. As time goes on and the sun struck patio begins to fade from it’s new paint and starts drying opening up to the elements the cost to retain the once amazing look only continues to grow.
Aluminum Patios - Way Of The Future
Aluminum patios, commonly know as “Alumawood” are cheaper at the time of purchase, cost no additional money for different available colors and require absolutely no maintenance! The paint is baked onto the material at over 1000 degree Fahrenheit, never allowing sun fading or drying out. When the aluminum is manufactured into a patio or “roll formed” it is bent in increments of 15 degrees at a time to not only insure no paint to crack but to strengthen the material. The lighter, maintenance free material is made to look like wood and provide you with beautiful shade for years, and years to come! Rest assured, you have cut no corners choosing an aluminum shade structure, after all aluminum is one of the strongest alloys available today.
Looks like wood
9 colors to choose from - same cost
4 end cap details to select from