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What Are The Differences Between WeatherwoodTM, AlumawoodTM and
WeatherwoodTM vs. AlumawoodTM
WeatherwoodTM and AlumawoodTM have the Teflon coating to
reduce dirt build up making it easier for periodic maintenance.
They also use the Aluma-shield coating to reduce fading of
color. The basic shapes and metal thicknesses are the same.
The biggest misrepresentation comes from...for the most part
It has long been told by AlumawoodTM dealers...“AlumawoodTM
is the best” since they where the first on the market place. This
is for the most part untrue since other companies had the
cedar embossing long before Amerimaxbp every come onto
the market place. What AlumawoodTM has done better than any other manufacturer is
advertise to consumers and contractors thus building a large dealer base. What
AlumawoodTM dealers do not want you know is Amerimaxbp who owns the brand name
“AlumawoodTM” also paints the WeatherwoodTM product line made by Duralum Products,
Inc.. Even though the cost for an WeatherwoodTM Aluminum Patio Cover is substantially
less than the AlumawoodTM patio cover.
Is ElitewoodTM 33% thicker than WeatherwoodTM or AlumawoodTM?
WeatherwoodTM vs ElitewoodTM
ElitewoodTM is manufactured by Allmet a trademark of Metals
USA, Inc. Allmet otherwise know as ElitewoodTM has long
claimed their metals are 30-33% thicker then any other
manufacturer such as WeatherwoodTM or AlumawoodTM. This
is true for the Lattice tubing on the Open Lattice Patio Covers.
ElitewoodTM had to upgrade to a .024 metal thickness from
the standard .018 in part because the .018 would would crack
during production. Metals USA, Inc. carries two product lines
one being the ElitewoodTM and the other is Ultra-Lattice Patio
Covers. Ultra-Lattice is a cedar embossed product much the
same as WeatherwoodTM and AlumawoodTM. However, Ultra-Lattice does not include the
Kynar paint system and more of a backed on enamel paint.
ElitewoodTM uses Kynar paint which is an epoxy based paint system with unique
characteristics for bonding to metals. The Kynar when applied to a deeper embossing like
the Driftwood embossing for ElitewoodTM brand, shows dirt and smog more often due in part
to the large ridges created from the embossing process. Airborne particles like smog and
dust become ingrained in the painted surface requiring more frequent cleaning and
servicing. The warranty is lacking in comparison to the WeatherwoodTM Lifetime Warranty
by Duralum Products, Inc. and consumers should compare warranties if you are considering
having ElitewoodTM Patio Cover installed on your home.
We would like to tell you their is some state of the art materials that are better then
any another other. It all comes down to price, manufacturers warranty & dealer
warranty. If you compare the warranties between manufacturers you will find the
WeatherwoodTM is the only true Lifetime Warranty and far superior to
AlumawoodTM Lifetime Limited Warranty or ElitewoodTM Limited Lifetime Warranty.
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