Select your post height and decide how many posts you want on your patio cover.

The standard Alumawood post height is 8′, but we offer 9′, 10′, and 11′ tall posts to accommodate different preferences and needs.

How do I measure my post height?

Measure from the ground up to the location where you’re going to attach the cover. This will give you a close idea of the post height you need.

Going one post size up if you’re unsure is always a good idea, as cutting your posts down on-site makes it easy to get the perfect fit. You can look at it as cheap insurance.

Everyone cuts their posts; you may have to cut them for several reasons.
1.) One reason is that almost all slabs have a slope to them, which must be accounted for by modifying the height of your posts.
2.) The height of the post is also modified if you need a different length post than we have in standard lengths,

For example, if you need a post height of 8′-6″, you would round up and order a 9′ post and cut it down to 8′-6″.

White and Graphite Alumawood Insulated Patio Cover
Single and Double Alumawood Header Beams

How many posts come with the patio cover?

Alumawood patio covers have different post and beam gauges and designs, allowing us to custom design your cover to give you the number of posts you need.

The best thing you can do is to let us know how many posts you want, and if you need them in a certain location, to let us know where those locations are so we can try and design a cover that meets your needs,

You can even do a quick overhead line sketch with dimensions, showing your patio cover and the locations where you want the posts.

What is the maximum spacing between posts?

The size of the cover and design load requirements will determine the maximum spacing.
Depending on your application, the posts can be spaced anywhere from 20′ and up to 30′ apart.
Most customers land on a post spacing between 8′ and 20′ apart.

What size are the Alumawood posts?

Your patio kit comes with “H-Posts,” meaning there is a 3″ x 3″ square post sandwiched between two 2″ x 6 1/2″ post sideplates. The posts and sideplates create an “H.”

What are Alumawood posts made from?

Alumawood posts are made from aluminum. The post sideplates have a foam insert to reduce the chance of denting.

How do the posts secure to the header beam?

Depending on the cover,  the posts secure to the header beam with self-tapping screws or bolts.
The posts attach differently to the single and double header beams.
With the single header beam, the posts are set on top of the 3″ x 3″ post, and the sideplates sandwich the posts and extend up above the post and cover the header beam.

On double beams, the beam sandwiches the 3″ x 3″ post, so the sideplates terminate underneath the double beams.

Where are the posts located on the Alumawood patio covers?

The posts are located on the front side of the cover, generally set back about a foot, leaving an overhang beyond the beam for the gutter and front perimeter trim.

Do you offer decorative round or square columns?

No, we do not offer round or square columns; however, you can purchase them locally and place them over our 3″ x 3″ structural posts.