Retailers specializing in home and gardens, the outdoors or home improvements sell aluminum patio covers. Popular retailers include The Home Depot, Menard's and Lowe's Home Improvement. Department stores with garden or outdoor departments may also offers patio covers.
Patio covers offer shade for temperature control or UV protection and a barrier from rain for enhanced backyard enjoyment. They can be mounted almost anywhere and aesthetically complement home exteriors. Aluminum models are lighter, yet still durable enough to handle heavy loads and strong winds. Covers are available as stationary or retractable, with custom sizing or color and with manual or mechanical retractability.