Aluminum patio covers are an attractive and affordable way to shade your patio. They can be used to shade and protect just about anything. They have always been popular in mobile home parks and rv parks. They are now gaining popularity as a residential home option. Where ever you live, aluminum is worth looking into.
Depending on where you live, a standard awning kit may need upgraded. You need to look into local building codes, if they apply. For heavy wind or snow areas consider using a heavy gauge awning panel and possibly adding an I-beam. Square posts, like the ones pictured here, are a strength building upgrade. Even adding a couple more posts than needed builds strength. Built right, an aluminum awning can withstand most weather conditions.
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