Help Getting Started. What to know about a DIY Patio Kit.

Are you looking to learn more about DIY patio kits? Educate yourself by reading this page. Take the first step and discover what you need to know before making a purchase.

First Steps

  • Choose your style of cover. Browse the Products available; we have information for each of the products we offer online, and you can call or email with any questions you may have.
  • Determine how you would like to attach the cover from our available options (i.e., attached to wall, fascia, rooftop, or freestanding).
  • Measure the area that you would like to cover.
  • Contact your local Building Department or other Code Enforcement Agency to determine what Live Load / Ground Snow Load, Wind Factor, Exposure (B or C), and Property Line Setbacks are required.
  • Review the general list of what tools are needed to install to ensure you either have the tools, can borrow them, or are willing to purchase them to complete the job correctly.
  • Call Toll-Free 800-531-5994 or fill out a Free Quote Form to receive a Price Quote.

There is a lot of information on our website, and we encourage you to call or email us if you have any questions.

Learn more about the manufacturer and who we are.

Amerimax Building Products

It is crucial to buy from reputable Dealers and Manufacturers. You should seek a Manufacturer that provides high-quality products with a long-standing presence in the industry. 

Amerimax is globally recognized for its quality, value, and innovative aluminum materials. 

Amerimax is the proud originator of the Alumawood™ brand, a unique all-aluminum design replicating the look and feel of wood. These wood-textured Alumawood Awnings boast an attractive, distinctive appearance with minimal maintenance requirements.

In addition to this innovative product, Amerimax Building Products also offers Standard Aluminum covers designed in the traditional “W” style. These covers are known for their simplicity and functionality, and they are an economical alternative to the Alumawood line while maintaining the same high-quality standards.

Choose from their range of DIY Aluminum Patio Covers and Alumawood DIY Kits to enhance your outdoor living space.

Try-Tech Patios, Who We Are

Equally important to choosing the right manufacturer is finding a Dealer who possesses in-depth knowledge and a solid reputation for the products. Our company, Try-Tech Patios, has sold DIY Aluminum Patio Covers and Alumawood DIY Kits online since 1999.

With our extensive knowledge of the product’s capabilities and limitations, we work closely with you to provide the best shade solution, tailored to your needs and preferences.

Choose from our range of aluminum awnings, each offering unique benefits, designs, and customizable options, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your home.

Our patio cover kits are engineered for easy Do-It-Yourself installation, making your job hassle-free and minimizing the need for on-site cutting.

Made for Do-It-Yourself Homeowners.

With our extensive product knowledge, we work closely with you to deliver a shade solution tailored to your needs and preferences.

Choose from our range of aluminum awnings, each offering unique benefits, designs, and customizable options, ensuring the perfect fit for your home.

Our patio cover kits are engineered for easy DIY installation, making your job hassle-free and reducing on-site cutting.

Our aluminum awnings and patio covers are designed with DIY homeowners in mind, prioritizing simple installation. Our comprehensive kit includes all necessary materials, eliminating the need for extra parts in most installations. We provide all the small parts required for a standard installation, including screws, bolts, wedge anchors, brackets, flashing, and caulking.

Depending on the awning size, most homeowners can complete the installation in just one weekend. You will only need essential hand tools, readily available and affordable at Home Centers like Home Depot and Lowes. Additionally, we offer technical assistance to address any uncertainties or questions.

Engineered Designs

Our DIY Aluminum Patio Covers are engineered to meet the specifications of the International Building Code.

If you require a building permit, we provide comprehensive plans that can be submitted to your local building department.

Before placing your order, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the code requirements specific to your area, ensuring that your patio cover is designed accurately.

For further information, please contact your local Building Department to inquire about your local code requirements.

Get your Price Quote

Different products are priced differently; some are based on square footage while others are based on what materials it takes to do your job; also, make sure the price you receive is apples and apples from company to company and product line to product line and any applicable taxes or other surcharges.
Buying from Try-Tech: The prices are based on what it takes to make your awning; every customer is different due to area snow and wind requirements combined with awning size and options.
You can receive a free quote on our website or by phone, and we will get back to you with a complete price.