We use Aluminum material for all our pergolas and patio covers in Arizona due to the extreme heat.
Please note that wood and vinyl materials are highly discouraged and can be problematic in hot climates.
So who is the best manufacturer for aluminum material?
We have done our research – when it comes to giving our customers the very best aluminum pergola materials available, Four Seasons Elitewood™ Ultra Series can not be beat!
Why Four Seasons Elitewood™ Ultra?
The Very Best Warranty
Elitewood™ Ultra Series comes with the industry’s best warranty. They have a Lifetime Limited Warranty that is even transferable. Ultra Series is warranted not to peel, blister, flake, chip, split, rust or crack. This extensive warranty also covers chalking and fading for the lifetime of the original property owner. Four Seasons wants you to enjoy your Ultra Series Patio Cover for years to come without any worry. The Ultra Series Patio Covers truly are the most maintenance-free patio covers available.
Peace of Mind
Elitewood’s™ unique metallic composition offers not just comfort, but complete peace of mind:
- Little to no maintenance
- Total weather resistance
- No cracking, warping, or splitting
- No need for painting
- Fire resistant
- Termite resistant
- Unsurpassed durability that will preserve its beauty for years to come.
The Thickest Material
Ultra Series Patio Covers are constructed with aluminum components such as lattice tubes and solid style flat panels that are up to 33% thicker than many of the other aluminum lattice covers in the industry. This allows for the deep driftwood embossing to capture the true texture and look of perfectly cut, premium grade wood. The added thickness also provides additional strength and durability for a high performance structural shade cover.
The Unique Coating System
What makes Ultra Series Patio Covers different from other aluminum patio products? They use a multi-step coating system chemically cleans the aluminum sheet followed by a baked-on primer coat. Next, a finish coat of Kynar 500™, featuring an ultra-tough carbon/fluoride bond, the basis of Kynar™, is roller applied and baked-on. This multi-step process provides a coating system that outperforms any other coating system for aluminum products in our industry. Performance ratings of “Excellent” relating to chemical and stain resistance, exterior durability, salt spray resistance, fade and color resistance, and gloss retention are typical properties of a Kynar™ finish and the reason why this type of coating system is specified by architects worldwide when a quality, long lasting, vibrant finish is desired.
Elitewood VS Alumawood
Four seasons elitewood out matches the widely popular alumawood brand across the board. This is why we recommend four seasons elitewood aluminum materials over all other aluminum pergola brands for our customers.
|BAKED ON PRIMER COAT||YES||NO|
|WARRANTY FOR CHALKING & FADING||YES||NO|
|NON-STAINING COATING SYSTEM||YES||NO|
|LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY||30 YEARS||15 YEARS|
|WARRANTY LABOR COVERAGE||10 YEARS||1 YEAR|
|2" x 6" 1/2" RAFTERS - WRAPS POST SIDES||.032"||.024"|
|2" x 3" LATTICE TUBES||.024"||.018"|
|2" x 2" LATTICE TUBES||N/A||.018"|
|FLAT-PANEL NON-INSULATED||.032" (Standard)||.018", .024", .032"|