How to Design your Patio Cover

Customer Worksheets



Learn how to design your patio cover by using our helpful customer worksheets and videos below.

Alumawood Patio Covers by Patio Kits Direct are simple to design and install. To offer our customer’s more resources to help during the design phase, we have created a Customer Worksheet below. This customer worksheet provides a guide on different Patio Cover components and how to measure and design.

Some customers find it useful to print the worksheet out and use the guide and graph paper to make an aerial sketch of their Alumawood Patio Cover. On our “Custom Quote” form, you can upload the worksheet and any drawing you have done to the quote request – this will send to our sales representatives, to ensure you receive an accurate quote.

Our goal is to help you design and order the perfect Patio Cover for your home. The more information that you have, the easier the process will be from start to finish!

Included below are printable PDFs on:


These worksheets are optional, and simply provided as a resource to use during the process. If you would prefer to relay the information directly to our sales and design team, that works too! We work hard every day to make sure our customer’s designs are just right for them!


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Our Patio Kits Direct 2019 FAQs document contains answers and videos on the following topics:

– Insulated vs. Non Insulated – Whats the difference?

– Lattice Laguna Patio Covers

– Attachment Options

– How to Measure your Patio Cover Dimensions

– Example Lay out

– Irregular house dimensions/ pop-outs

– How to Measure your Freestanding Patio Cover

– Can I get a combination solid and lattice cover?

– What dimensions are needed for a combination cover?

– Can I order an L-shaped patio cover?

– Standard Post Kits vs. Fiberglass columns

– Single beam vs Double beam

– How does my post/ column option work with my beam option?

– Steel for maximum post spacing or free standing applications

– Colors – what are my options?

– Decorative End Caps – what are my options?

– Fan Beam Kits – optional add ons

– Recessed lighting – optional add ons

– Can I walk on my cover?

– Is the Rain noisy on my Alumawood patio cover?

– Pick up vs. Delivery to your residence

– How do I pay?

– What else does Patio Kits Direct offer with their kits?

And remember, you can also use our 3D Patio Cover Designer to visualize the different options, and see the patio cover in your very own backyard!

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