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Alumawood vs Alumi-cover Patio Covers

Updated: May 4, 2023

If your looking for the perfect patio cover and not sure what type to go with, we have compared the Alumawood vs Alumicover for you to decide.


The Alumawood® Difference

Our Story

Reshaping the way America thinks about patios

For more than 50 years, Alumawood® has been helping homeowners get more value, more space and more enjoyment from their homes. As an industry leader, we’ve built a solid reputation for reliability, comfort and style. Alumawood shade structures, featuring the Aluma-Shield® paint system with Teflon® surface protector, take performance and dependability to new heights. With the embossed surface of an Alumawood shade structure, you’ll enjoy the beauty of a richly textured, woodgrain finish — with a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep. Alumawood is a division of Omnimax® International, a leading international producer of value-added aluminum, steel, vinyl, copper and fiberglass products for original equipment manufacturers, distributors, contractors and home centers worldwide.


Extend your outdoor living space with Alumawood® shade structures. Whether you’re having a barbeque with family and friends or relaxing with a book, patio covers help protect from the sun, rain, snow and other elements. With an embossed surface, Alumawood provides the beauty of a richly textured, woodgrain finish — with a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep.


Features & Benefits

The Best of Both Worlds: Beauty and Durability

Aluma-Shield® With Teflon® Additive – the Newest, Toughest Paint System Ever

The Washability of a Semi-Gloss Finish and the Decorative Appeal of a Matte Finish

Surface Repels Oil, Dirt, Dust and Stains, Making it Easy to Keep Clean

Protection From UV, Salt, Pollution and Weathering for a Long-Lasting, Beautiful New Look

Durable Surface That Resists Chalking, Fading, Cracks, Peels, Warps and Termites

A Premium Coating Without the Premium Price

Heavy Header Beam Construction

Richly Textured, Woodgrain Finish


Alumawood vs. Wood

The Beauty of Wood Without the Hassle

With the embossed surface of Alumawood, you’ll enjoy the beauty of a richly textured, woodgrain finish — with a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep. Unlike wood, Alumawood won’t crack, peel, warp or rot. Termite-proof, non-combustible and never needs painting.

The Aluma-Shield® paint system with Teflon® surface protector repels dust, dirt, oil and stains, making it easier than ever to keep your structure looking pristine and new. This premium paint system also greatly reduces corrosion from sun, salt, pollution and the elements. With an Alumawood shade structure, you get the best of both worlds: the beauty of wood and the convenience of a highly durable, low-maintenance aluminum surface.


Alumawood Pergola

Want to reduce sun exposure on your patio?

Look No Further Than the Alumawood Lattice System

Lattice lends an air of sophistication and charm to your home’s exterior and helps you reduce your exposure to the sun by 40–60%, without screening out refreshing breezes. Customization options include double beams, post columns, ceiling fans and lights.

Alumawood Pergola
Alumawood Pergola

The Lattice System

Lattice lends an air of sophistication and charm to your home’s exterior and helps you reduce your exposure to the sun by 40–60%, without screening out refreshing breezes. The lattice bars are available in three different sizes: 2” x 2”, 2” x 3” and 1.5” x 1.5”. Customization options include double beams, post columns, ceiling fans and lights. Whether you’re attaching a shaded area to your home or building a freestanding private retreat, the Lattice shade structure has the design flexibility needed to make your vision a reality.


Colors & Finishes

Perfect Your Patio Cover Design

With seven colors to choose from, you can perfect your patio cover design. Our Aluma-Shield® paint system with Teflon® surface protector repels dust, dirt, oil and stains, making it easier than ever to keep your structure looking pristine and new. It also greatly reduces corrosion from sun, salt, pollution and the elements.

Alumawood Colors
Alumawood Colors

System Benefits

The Beauty of Wood, Minus the Maintenance

Insect-Proof Resists Warping Resists Cracking No Painting Needed

Edge Detailing

Alumawood Styles
Alumawood Styles

All edge details are compatible with all dimensions, accessories and styles.

• Beveled Edge • Corbel Edge • Mitered Edge

• Scalloped Edge







See How One Arizona Family Doubled Their Living Space

In Phoenix, Arizona, a family of five added a 15’ x 20’ Alumawood® Lattice cover to transform an unused desert patio into an expanded and usable living space. A cooling fan with lights was installed, providing much needed cooling in this hot climate.

Alumawood Styles
Alumawood Styles

The Insulated Panel Roof System

The Insulated Panel Roof System is the best way to get 100% protection against the elements. Its system of tongue-and-groove connections lock together for a solid roof. With an insulated foam core, it will keep your patio at a comfortable temperature, even on hot summer days. That's more time spent outside with family and friends. Customization options include double beams, post columns, ceiling fans and lights. Whether you’re attaching a shaded area to your home or building a freestanding private retreat, the Insulated Panel shade structure has the design flexibility needed to make your vision a reality.


Colors & Finishes

Perfect Your Patio Cover Design

Available in White and Desert Sand to accentuate your outdoor living space. Our Aluma-Shield® paint system with Teflon® surface protector repels dust, dirt, oil and stains, making it easier than ever to keep your structure looking pristine and new. It also greatly reduces corrosion from sun, salt, pollution and the elements.

Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens
Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens


The Solid Panel Roof System

The Solid Panel Roof System was designed to protect you and your patio from sun, rain, snow and more. It's a solid, watertight solution. With spans up to 20’, you can be sure it will cover your entire patio. Made from 100% aluminum, you won’t have to worry about annual maintenance or termites. Plus, it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Customization options include double beams, post columns, ceiling fans and lights. Whether you’re attaching a shaded area to your home or building a freestanding private retreat, the Solid Panel shade structure has the design flexibility needed to make your vision a reality.


Colors & Finishes

Perfect Your Patio Cover Design

With six colors to choose from, you can perfect your patio cover design. Our Aluma-Shield® paint system with Teflon® surface protector repels dust, dirt, oil and stains, making it easier than ever to keep your structure looking pristine and new. It also greatly reduces corrosion from sun, salt, pollution and the elements.

Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens
Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens


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• Alumawood




Alumi-Cover Awning Co, Inc

Serving you since 1968


SERVING THE VALLEY FOR 50 YEARS!


Alumi-Cover has been family owned and operation since 1968 with our home office and manufacturing plant located in Mesa, AZ. As a manufacturer and wholesaler of aluminum products, we have warehouses in Albuquerque, NM and Tucson, AZ Our Service and quality combined with our superior products make us a the preferred provider of patio enhancement systems. Alumi-Cover products add beauty, quality, and value to your home.

Manufactured from the highest quality aluminum alloys and designed to provide years of lasting protection and beauty to your home. Cedarwood shade structures are built to perform. Enjoy the authentic look of wood with the unmatched durability of aluminum. Discover the possibilities and get started now...


Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens
Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens

Product Details

Cedar-wood Lattice is available in solid or open configurations with your choice of attached or free standing. It is engineered and custom designed for your home and personal lifestyle.

Features & Benefits


  • Open or Solid with multi-level possibilities

  • Free Standing or Attached

  • Baked on Enamel Wood Grain Texture

  • Seven Colors

  • Transferrable Limited Lifetime Warranty

  • Will Not Warp, Crack, or Rot and insect resistant

  • Block UV Rays and Lowers Energy Costs

  • Unlimited Design Possibilities

  • Maintenance Free

  • Adds Value to Your Home


Product Details

Aluminum Patio Covers are designed to provide shade in the summer and year round comfort for your home and outdoor activities. Many styles and design options are available in a variety of covers and awnings.

Features & Benefits


  • Open, Solid Flat Pan, or W-Pan Options

  • Will Not Warp, Crack, Rot, and are insect resistant

  • Unlimited Design Options

  • Numerous Color Options Depending on System Chosen

  • Blocks UV Rays and Lowers Energy Costs

  • Maintenance Free

  • Adds Value to Your Home

  • W-Pan come in 2 1/4", 3", or 3


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KoKoMo Grills uses both and decides what brand to use at the time of the custom BBQ Island or outdoor kitchen design depending on each customer.

Check out our models using aluminum patio covers all over Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico




Check out this KoKoMo Grills BBQ Island with aluminum solid top pergola with ceiling fan

set up in Southern California


Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens
Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens


Features include


Fantasy Island 20'x20' (70" TV)


- 20' Long Media Wall - 20' Long Bar for Seating - 20'x15' Aluminum Roof/Fan - 5 Burner 40" Professional Kokomo Grill - Outdoor Kegerator - Large Enclosed Shelves - Bar/Wall Lighting - 70" TV

Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens
Alumawood Outdoor Kitchens




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