FAQS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PATIOS
DO YOUR PRODUCTS COME WITH A WARRANTY?
WE OFFER A LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ON MATERIALS ALONG WITH A LABOR AND WORKMANSHIP WARRANTY.

HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE DOES THE PATIO COVER REQUIRE?
VIRTUALLY NO MAINTENANCE AT ALL. SPRAY IT OFF WITH A HOSE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE.

WHAT COLORS DO THE PATIO COVERS COME IN?
CURRENTLY WE HAVE SEVEN COLORS AVAILABLE: DESERT SAND, ADOBE, CHAMPAGNE, BEIGE, BROWN, CAMEO AND WHITE. IF THIS DOES NOT MATCH THE COLOR PALETTE OF YOUR HOME, THE MATERIALS CAN BE PAINTED.

WHAT KINDS OF PATIO COVERS CAN I GET AND WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?
SOLID ROOF PATIO COVERS ARE AVAILABLE AS STANDARD OR INSULATED COVERS. A STANDARD SOLID PATIO COVER, AS WITH LATTICE, CAN HAVE A FLAT FRONT OR EXTENDED/PROJECTING BEAM ENDS (“TAILS”). SOLID COVERS COME WITH RAIN GUTTERS AS A STANDARD PART OF THE PATIO COVER PACKAGE. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STAND ON A STANDARD, SOLID PATIO COVER!
LATTICE ROOF PATIO COVERS ARE CONSTRUCTED USING 2″ TUBES, SPACED AT 1″ OR 2″ INTERVALS, ALLOWING FOR SOME SUN TO COME THROUGH.
MIXED SOLID AND LATTICE COVERS ARE AVAILABLE. THESE CAN BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT THE AREA(S) OF YOUR PATIO YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COMPLETE SUN/RAIN BLOCKAGE ARE DONE IN A SOLID STYLE, WHILE THE SECTIONS FURTHEST OUT CAN BE DONE IN LATTICE TO ALLOW IN FILTERED SUNLIGHT. OR JUST TELL US WHATEVER ARRANGEMENT SUITS YOUR BACK YARD BEST AND WE CAN HELP DESIGN IT FOR YOU.
INSULATED SOLID PATIO COVERS ARE YOUR TOP OF THE LINE OFFERING FOR SOLID COVERS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE INSULATED COVER ALLOWS FOR EASY CONVERSION TO AN ENCLOSED PATIO/SUNROOM IF YOU SHOULD WANT THAT ONE DAY. THE INSULATION ALLOWS FOR GREATER RELIEF FROM THE SUMMER HEAT, TOO. WE HAVE INSULATED ROOF PANS AVAILABLE IN 3″, 4″ AND 6″ THICKNESSES, WITH EITHER A CEDAR-LOOK OR STUCCO-LOOK EMBOSSED DESIGN. THIS COVER CAN WITHSTAND A WEIGHT LOAD OF UP TO 150 POUNDS ON THE ROOF AND CAN WITHSTAND WINDS UP TO 110 MPH. THIS PARTICULAR PATIO COVER IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN DESERT SAND OR WHITE. RAIN GUTTERS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE.
THE VENETIAN® LOUVERED, ADJUSTABLE PATIO COVERS SYSTEM. THIS UNIQUE SYSTEM, DESIGNED BY AMERICAN BUILDERS, FEATURES ADJUSTABLE LOUVERS THAT ALLOWS THE HOMEOWNER TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF SUN AND/OR WIND ALLOWED TO COME THROUGH: JUST A LITTLE, OR A LOT.
ALL OF OUR PATIO COVERS ARE MADE OF AN ALUMINUM ALLOY MATERIAL. UNLIKE WOOD PATIO COVERS, OURS WILL NOT CRACK, WARP, SPLIT, PEEL, NEED TO BE REPAINTED OR BECOME INFESTED WITH TERMITES.

ALUMINUM VERSUS WOOD — WHAT’S THE STORY?
UNLIKE WOOD, ALUMINUM DOES NOT BECOME ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER EXTREMES SO COMMON HERE. THERE WILL NOT BE WARPING, FLAKING, AND WOOD ROT/MOLD, CHIPPING OR FADING ISSUES. THERE IS NO NEED TO REPAINT EITHER LIKE WHAT SO OFTEN HAPPENS WITH WOOD COVERS. OUR PRODUCTS ARE MANUFACTURED USING THE HIGHEST GRADE ALUMINUM MATERIAL IN THE INDUSTRY, COMING WITH LIMITED LIFETIME MATERIALS WARRANTY.

WHAT IS THE COST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WOOD AND YOUR COVERS?
THE COSTS OF OUR ALUMINUM PRODUCTS ARE COMPARABLE TO WOOD WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE OVERALL COST OF THE COVER THROUGH ITS LIFETIME. ALUMINUM COVERS ARE PRACTICALLY MAINTENANCE-FREE, NEEDING ONLY AN OCCASIONAL RINSING OFF WITH A GARDEN HOSE. WOOD COVERS OFTEN REQUIRE REPAINTING, AND WOOD IS AT THE MERCY OF THE WEATHER. AS POINTED OUT IN THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

WHAT ABOUT PERMITS, OR MY HOA?
WE WILL PULL ANY PERMITS TO SATISFY BUILDING REQUIREMENTS, YOUR HOA, AND YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND. OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE WORKED WITH MANY OF THE AREA HOA’S AND DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEES.

HOW WELL DO YOUR COVERS STAND UP TO WIND?
THE LAS VEGAS AREA IS PRONE TO HAVING SOME SEVERE WIND STORMS AND DUST DEVILS. OUR COVERS ARE WIND RATED UP TO 110MPH, AND HAVE NO PROBLEMS STANDING UP TO THE WINDS HERE.

WHAT ABOUT SIZE AND SHAPE?
YOUR PATIO COVER DESIGN NEEDS TO MAKE YOU HAPPY, AND THIS IS WHY A SITE VISIT/CONSULTATION IS SO IMPORTANT TO THE PROCESS. HOA AND BUILDING REGULATIONS ALLOWING, WE CAN PRETTY MUCH DESIGN WHATEVER WILL FIT YOUR YARD AND SATISFY YOUR IMAGINATION. WE WILL PUT TOGETHER A SCHEMATIC THAT GIVES A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT THE FINAL LOOK WILL BE.

WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICAL, OR FANS?
THE COVERS COME WITH A NON-VISIBLE CANAL SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS FOR ELECTRICAL CABLES TO BE PASSED. UPON REQUEST, WE CAN INSTALL A CHANNEL SUPPORT (FAN BEAM) WHICH IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW FOR INSTALLING A FAN.

WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN MY PRICE QUOTE?
THE COST OF ALL MATERIALS FOR THE COVER, THE LABOR, THE COST OF THE BUILDING PERMIT AS WELL AS ANY APPLICABLE SALES TAX IS INCLUDED IN YOUR QUOTE. IF YOU REQUIRE A CONCRETE PAD OR “FOOTERS” TO BE DUG OUT TO ACCOMMODATE THE INSTALLATION, THIS CAN BE PROVIDED AT AN EXTRA COST.

ARE YOUR COVERS FOR HOMES ONLY?
NOT AT ALL! OUR COVERS CAN BE FOUND AT LOCAL BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS AT APARTMENT AND CONDOMINIUM COMPLEXES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY. OUR FREE-STANDING STRUCTURES CAN BE USED AT APARTMENT/CONDO COMPLEXES IN “COMMON AREAS” SO TENANTS CAN ENJOY OUTDOOR BAR-B-Q AREAS, SPA AND HOT TUB AREAS OR SEATING AREAS ALONG WALKING TRAILS. BUSINESSES CAN BLOCK THE SUMMER SUN FROM BUILDING FRONTS, THEREBY INCREASING THE COMFORT OF EMPLOYEES AND DECREASING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON AIR CONDITIONING.

DO YOU DO WINDOW AWNINGS?
YES, WE DO, FOR BOTH HOMES AND FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS, OUR MATERIALS FOLLOW THE FIRE RESISTANCE REGULATIONS.

HOW IS THE VENETIAN® DIFFERENT FROM A LATTICE PATIO COVER?
THE VENETIAN® PATIO COVER IS A UNIQUE DESIGN THAT ACTUALLY ALLOWS THE OWNER TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF SUN COMING THROUGH THE LOUVERS BY ADJUSTING THE ANGLE. THIS ABILITY TO ADJUST THE LOUVERS IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR BASIC LATTICE COVER, WHICH HAS FIXED-IN-PLACE TUBES AND CANNOT BE ADJUSTED.

IS THE VENETIAN® JUST A PATIO COVER?
NO. BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES, THE VENETIAN® CAN BE INSTALLED VERTICALLY TO ACT AS ADJUSTABLE PRIVACY SCREENS, SHADE SCREENS, SUN OR WIND SCREENS.

WHAT KIND OF WARRANTY DOES THE VENETIAN® HAVE?
JUST LIKE OUR OTHER PATIO COVERS, THE VENETIAN® COMES WITH A LIMITED LIFETIME MATERIALS WARRANTY AND A SEVEN-YEAR LABOR WARRANTY.

WHAT COLORS DOES THE VENETIAN® COME IN?
THE VENETIAN® IS AVAILABLE IN ALL THE SAME COLORS WE CURRENTLY HAVE FOR OUR STANDARD PATIO COVERS AND TRELLISES: CHAMPAGNE, DESERT SAND, CAMEO, BROWN, ADOBE, WHITE, AND BEIGE.

HOW STURDY IS THE VENETIAN®?
LIKE OUR STANDARD SOLID PATIO COVERS, THEY ARE SAFETY RATED FOR UP TO 110MPH WINDS. NEVER ATTEMPT TO STAND ON ANY PART OF THIS COVER!