Why Use Aluminum?
February 13, 2021
5 Benefits of Using ‘Elitewood’ vs Wood for Your Patio Cover
- Aluminum is a fire resistant material; which is especially relevant with all of our Southern California fires. Elitewood will not contribute to flame spread or act as an accelerant.
- Aluminum is low maintenance, and requires no additional maintenance costs that are typically necessary when using wood. With Elitewood; there is no rotting or dry rot, peeling, warping or corroding.
- You will never have a termite problem with our Elitewood Patio Covers, Garden Room Enclosures, or Sunrooms. Termite infestation not only creates a safety hazard, as your structure is literally being eaten away, but they could also potentially spread to your home.
- Aluminum materials can be used in areas near the sea or in humid climates, which have adverse effects on wood.
- Aluminum adds a more sustainable value to your home due to its durability and longevity.
5 Benefits of Using ‘Elitewood’ vs Vinyl for Your Patio Cover
- Elitewood is as beautiful and attractive as vinyl, without the high cost and added expense of vinyl.
- Vinyl, when used as a solid shade structure, is proven less dependable against leakage and therefore doesn’t carry an extended warranty. Elitewood, on the other hand, comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty from the manufacturer that is transferrable by ownership.
- The longevity of aluminum far exceeds that of vinyl; which will need to be replaced more frequently.
- Vinyl requires steel reinforcement because it doesn’t provide the necessary structural support on its own, unlike Elitewood. You end up spending more money because you’re paying for double the materials.
- Vinyl has a smooth plastic surface and does not simulate the grain of wood. Elitewood is embossed to simulate the aesthetic nature of wood (without the drawbacks).