FAQs About Our Elitewood Patio Covers and Enclosures

Q. What colors are available?

A. Please take a look at our variety of colors.

Q. What are the options for end cuts?

A. We offer a variety of end cuts; please see this brochure.

Q. Does the aluminum patio cover rust?

A. No, steel rusts—aluminum does not.

Q. Can the posts be easily dented?

A. Not usually. Although, the front- and back-side plates attached to the post can be dented but easily replaced if that happens.

Q. Is it as strong as wood?

A. It is much more durable. It won’t burn, crack, peel, or warp like wood.

Q. How is it attached to the house?

A. Your patio cover is anchored to your house wall and sealed and flashed properly.

Q. How are the posts anchored to the ground?

A. The aluminum post bracket is anchored to a concrete slab or footing.

Q: Can you hang plants or shades from the cover?

A: If you add a wood insert inside the aluminum beam or rafter.

Q: Can I buy material so I may install myself?

A: Yes.

Q: Do the covers only come in white?

A: No, we have 7 different colors; see the Products page.

Q. Do I need a building permit?

A. Yes, you do, and we will take care of the necessary paperwork for you.

Q. Do I need a permit for a freestanding cover?

A. Yes, you do. Whether the cover is attached or freestanding, a permit is required.

Q. What is the warranty on our cover?

A. Duralum materials are free from defects and will not chip, peel, flake, or blister under normal conditions, and Duralum will either replace the defective product or refund the full purchase price of the product. Please ask for complete warranty details.

Q. How long will the project take?

A: We usually get material deliveries each week. Once the material has arrived at our showroom, it will take 1 to 3 days of installation time, depending on the size of the project.

Q: Does the solid cover come with a gutter?

A: Yes it has a gutter and downspout.

Q: Can the insulated roof support a fan?

A: Yes, the insulated roof has a fan beam channel to support a fan.

Q: Can you stand on top of the patio cover (for access to the second story)?

A: Lattice cover (Yes) – Insulated cover (Yes) – Non-insulated cover (No)