Alumawood DIY Pergola Kits provide shade and style to your backyard.

The lattice filters out harsh sun rays, making a comfortable space you will enjoy for eating, relaxing, or visiting with friends. Soak up the rays in comfort.

Aluminum pergolas let the sunlight in adding warmth to your outdoor space.

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Create a focal point for your backyard oasis.

With an outdoor kitchen in Phoenix, Tim M. wanted partial shade with an open-air pergola. The lattice lets the heat out when grilling and provides shade at the bar when they’re not in the pool or hot tub.

Make a comfortable sitting area.

Ralph O. and his wife enjoy their retirement on their patio, drinking their coffee and eating breakfast under their pergola every morning. The partial sunlight lets them get some sun without getting overheated.

Extend the living space to your existing patio.

The pergola lattice changed how Phillip B. uses his patio, now his wife and three sons have room to sit by the firepit and relax as a family.

Get ideas of what an aluminum pergola lattice can do for your outdoor space.

See our DIY customer’s projects page to get ideas.

What is a Pergola Lattice?

A pergola lattice is a shade structure with an open roof design that uses a header, rafters and lattice on top for shade.

The open-air roof lets light into your space, with the rafter and lattice tube roof providing about 50% shade.

Popular in dry climates such as Arizona or Southern California.
They are also popular for entertaining areas that are only used during fair weather.

Are aluminum pergolas better than wood?

Most wood pergolas have a short life, and require frequently painting and replacement of rotted lattice and rafters. The aluminum is durable, requiring very little maintenance and will last decades.

How to Do It Yourself

Aluminum Pergola Benefits

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Add style & beauty to your backyard.

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Entertain friends and family outdoors.

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Extend living space.

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Create privacy from neighbors.

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Grill outside during summer heat.

How do I buy my DIY Lattice Cover?

1.) Design your cover
Browse our website and call or email us with any questions.
Measure the area you want to cover.
Choose options from our website.

2.) Get a Quote
Use our online, easy to use Quote Form.
Or, give us call and we can assist you over the phone.

3.) Order
Call us to review your design and place your order over the phone.

Where do I pick up my cover?

Pick up your cover in Hemet/Romoland, Sacramento, Phoenix, or Salem.

Alumawood Pick Up Locations

How do pergola lattice covers attach?

The covers can attach to your home’s wall, fascia, or rooftop.
If that’s not an option, you can go freestanding.

Wall
Fascia
Rooftop Ledger Board
Rooftop Riser Beam
Under Eave Beam
Freestanding

Customize your pergola.

Choose color, rafter and header beam end caps, and lattice tube size to complement your home.

Colors

Available in White, Desert Sand, Mojave Tan, Latte, Adobe, Spanish Brown, and Graphite.

Do you offer color samples?
Yes, we have color samples available that we can mail; please contact us for samples.

End Caps

Four types of end cap cuts, Corbel, Mitered, Scalloped, and Beveled.

Attachments for aluminum patio covers

Pergola Lattice Tubes

The lattice tube size and spacing determines the amount of shade, and how how much light shines through.

What lattice tube sizes are available?

2″ x 2″ Lattice Tubes
2″ x 3″ Lattice Tubes
3″ x 3″ Lattice Tubes

2x2, 2x3 and 3x3 Alumawood Lattice Tubes
Aluminum pergola lattice tube size comparison, 2x2, 2x3 and 3x3.
Shade from the lattice tubes changes depending on the lattice size, 2″ x 2″ and 3″ x 3″ provide 50% shading while the 2″ x 3″ provides 60% shading.

– 2″ x 2″ has a 2″ gap between tubes (50% shade).

– 2″ x 3″ has a 2″ gap between tubes (60% shade).

– 3″ x 3″ has a 3″ gap between tubes (50% shade).

 

What lattice tube size should I choose?

The 2″ x 2″ size is the most popular choice, offering a balanced combination of light and shade. It’s also the most affordable option, providing 50% shading.

If you live in a high-heat area like Phoenix, consider the 2″ x 3″ lattice tube for additional shade and 60% shading to keep your patio cool.

The 3″ x 3″ tubes are used on larger pergolas or for customers who want a dramatic shading effect.

 

Are the lattice tube size’s true dimensions?

The aluminum lattice tubes are true dimensions. Unlike wood where the 2″ x 2″ tubes are generally only 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, a 2″ x 2″ for example is actually 2″ x 2″.

Is there a price difference between the lattice tube sizes?

The cost increases as the size of the tube increases. Choose the lattice tube size that best suits your needs and budget.

 

Accessories to upgrade your cover.

Add recessed lighting.

AlumaGlow Lights are a complete recessed lighting kit that includes the ceiling downlights, wiring, remote, and voice control. The included light mounts are installed between the rafters.

Alumawood Roof Panel Installation

Add ceiling fan mounts.

The fan mount creates a location to install your outdoor ceiling fan. The mount is a short piece of the 3″ x 8″ header material and two brackets. The mount is installed between the rafters. For strength, add a piece of  2″ x 6″ wood inside of the fan mount. Purchase your outdoor waterproof ceiling fan locally.

Alumawood Roof Panel Installation

Add base caps

The base caps trim out the bottom of the posts. The caps can also be used as crown caps on doubleheader beams. See more about base caps.

Add Ledger Board Cover

You can purchase the ledger board cover for applications that call for a wood ledger board, such as wall and rooftop attachments.

Do I need a ledger board?

The rafters need solid framing to attach to, and if you don’t have solid framing you add a wood ledger board. Most wall applications require a ledger board unless you have framing in the wall to secure each rafter, such as a header or top plate.
Rooftop attachments with the “L” brackets also require a ledger board. Fascia attachments do not require a ledger board as you’re attaching directly to your two-inch fascia board.

What comes with the Kit?

The kit comes with Rafters, Lattice Tubes, Header Beam, Posts, Post Sideplates, Rafter Brackets and Hardware.

The homeowner will need basic tools for assembly.

Proudly Made in the USA

Alumawood is known for its quality. Durability comes from its high-grade aluminum and durable paint finish, backed by Alumawood’s lifetime limited warranty.

Measure your Pergola Lattice

Attached to House

Projection = Distance projecting out from home.
Length = Distance running along the home.
Height = Post Height.

Freestanding

Projection = Direction the Rafters run.
Length = Direction the Header Beam and Lattice Tubes run.
Height = Post Height.

Before and After

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I install this myself?
DIY Kits are designed for the homeowner to install, it’s easy, and it only takes a weekend for most covers.

All kits come with Installation Instructions to walk you through every step, plus feel free to email and call us with any questions during your installation.

Do I need a permit for my cover?
Typically, a permit is required. Check with your local building authority for their requirements. Read our page on Permits for more details.
How long does aluminum pergolas last?
Aluminum is a long-term solution, lasting for decades with very little maintenance. The aluminum is strong and durable and will not rust, rot, warp, burn, or get termites. Being extremely weather resistant, the manufacturer, Amerimax Building Products, guarantees the product with a limited lifetime warranty.

Testimonials

Here’s What People Are Saying

Thank you Try-Tech for the great customer service, my husband and I installed the cover and couldn’t be happier with the quality. It’s truly added to our backyard.

Rachel T. from Temecula, CA

I replaced an old wood pergola that had dry rot, the new Alumawood pergola looks so much better than I thought and I don’t have to replace it again. Great product!

Mike W. from Sacramento, CA

My husband and I were surprised that we actually installed this cover ourselves, it was so much easier than we thought and it looks fantastic.

Kathy H. from Phoenix, AZ