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Everything Homeowners Need to Know about Aluminum Shade Structures


Last updated 1/21/2018 at Noon

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Jordan Feil

Special to Valley News

Looking to build a new patio cover, awning or other shade structure?

You probably have at least a basic idea of what materials you want to use, but have you considered aluminum? You should.

When many homeowners think of aluminum shade structures, visions of 1970s-style carports, with dull, graying, corrugated metal come to mind. These traditional aluminum structures were effective – but you’d never call them “stylish.” Aluminum has come a long way since then, but reputations, good or bad, are hard to shake. Today’s aluminum shade str...

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