Wooden Covers

We see many different types of patio covers in the Tacoma, Puyallup area, as a homeowner you have to choose which material will best fit your needs. With many companies offering both options, wood and aluminum you might be asking yourself, which one is better. In this article we will look at the advantages of both to decide which is better: wood or aluminum patio covers

Wooden Structures

It is tempting to choose wood here in the Tacoma / Puyallup area because it is less expensive than aluminum. However, when fully considering the cost of maintenance, time and paint, it quickly becomes out of the question.  Even if treated lumber is used, you will still have the problems of twisting, warping and paint peeling. Place a painted wooden post next to a high gloss, powder coated extruded aluminum post and the wooden post will be so embarrassed it will run and hide!

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Steel Structures

This is an option that is cheaper than an all aluminum patio cover.  Many times the home owner will order it as a kit and install it themselves. When finished, the comments are usually: “Wow, I’ll never do that again!”   

All Aluminum Patio Covers

If your wooden roof has too low of a pitch for shingles and torch-down or tpo is in play, this is a whole nether can of worms! GO ALUMINUM!


So it is easy to see that Aluminum is the clear choice for durability, longevity and appearance…

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