Louvered Roof – Watch Winter From A Snow-Free Deck or Patio

louvered roof winterTHE STRONGEST ELEMENTS OF WEATHER ARE ABOUT TO HIT US ALL. So why not enjoy winter under a new louvered roof?

Now is a perfect time to have Specialty Home Solutions personally design to your preferences and accommodations. We can install a louvered roof manufactured by Equinox/Amerimax before the snow hits. These roofs are designed to withstand snow up to 30 lbs. per square foot. If you should have a 20×20 patio or porch, then it can carry up to 12,000 pounds on the louvered roof, opened or closed.

Equinox Louvered Roofs meet all building codes, including snow load and wind load requirements, and are customizable for any home, yard, size, style or purpose.

Having one of these can also save you that much more space that you would not have to shovel snow.

Specialty Home Solutions works closely alongside with Equinox Louvered Roofs. All year these roofs can offer many possibilities for your benefit such as; adjustable louvers to let as much or as little sun as you want to enjoy the outdoors during hot summers and rainy days, they seal out the rain with watertight, closed louvers and an integrated gutter system and are remotely operated.

louvered roofThe Equinox Louvered Roof system works with any architectural style to suit design and lifestyle needs. They block the sun’s powerful ray protecting expensive window coverings, which we (Specialty Home Solutions) also install those interior and exterior shade screens, carpets, and your furniture from fading and damage. A louvered roof helps reduce the cost of your summer cooling by deflecting solar heat gain away from the exterior walls of your home or business. The roof system has solar powered controls for the ultimate in energy saving and eco-friendly materials. They have lasting durability, and ease of operation.

Planning parties and events without worrying about the weather is a perk and stress relief without having to worry about the weather.

Specialty Home Solutions can make your louvered roof to suit all types of outdoor areas. We can attach them to existing residential or commercial structures: built free-standing: or incorporated into a current solid roof in a sky-light fashion.  The possibilities are endless!  A louvered roof would be a great addition to a patio or deck, a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen, a swimming pool, BBQ grilling areas, gazebos, courtyards, an entryway and anywhere else sun, light, and weather control is needed.

Look at some of our work done personally, perfectly and professionally by us:


They are constructed of high quality, ultra-strong, and rustproof extruded aluminum for a smooth, seamless finish. Customizable columns and colors let you create the backyard of your dreams.

Design possibilities are endless with multiple colors, materials, finishes and styles available. These include aluminum, steel, wood, stucco, paint, etc. Virtually any material and finish can be applied to achieve just the right look and feel for your project.

An Equinox Louvered Roof contains louver blades, which rotate in unison over a 160 degree of motion activated by a small 12 volt DS motor. The blades have the capability to stop anywhere allowing a specific regulation of light, shade, and air movement you desire. Blades can be controlled via remote control, by a single toggle switch or multiple toggle switches. The system is powered by a small transformer which plugs into an ordinary household 110v outlet.

The Equinox Louvered Roof system can be installed gabled or pitched, flat or vertically for privacy screening and better wind protection.



Equinox/Amerimax aluminum products are easy to maintain. Typically, normal rainfall is adequate to keep its appearance clean. If cleaning is required, we recommend the following steps. Special attention should be given to areas under eaves, porches, awnings, and other overhangs that have limited exposure to the natural cleansing effect of rainfall.

1) For moderate dirt An occasional washing with clear water using a garden hose and soft-bristled brush is recommended (a long-handled, car-washing brush is ideal for this purpose).

2) For a heavier dirt accumulation – Wash in the manner indicated above, but use the following solution:

  • 1/3 cup detergent (e.g., Tide®)
  • 2/3 cup trisodium phosphate (e.g., Soilax®)
  • 1-gallon water

3) Mildew accumulation – Mildew can collect on surfaces of all types of building products and is often evident on surfaces that have not been properly maintained. Normally, mildew will appear as black spots. Mildew is easy to remove by using the following cleaning solution:

  • 1/3 cup detergent (e.g., Tide®)
  • 2/3 cup trisodium phosphate (e.g., Soilax®)
  • 1 quart sodium hypochlorite 5% solution (e.g., Clorox®)
  • 3 quarts water

4) Environmental black streaking – Black streaking can also collect on the surface of a structure resulting from numerous environmental factors. Please consult with the installer on the best way to remove the streaking from your unit.

5) Caulking compounds, tar, etc. – Use mineral spirits in reasonable amounts; apply directly to the foreign substance. Rinse the area thoroughly with water immediately after cleaning.


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About Specialty Home Solutions

Specialty Home Solutions, the best high-quality awning supplier in the Des Moines metro, has been providing first-class, energy saving products to clients since 2005. A local and family-owned business, Specialty Home Solutions is an authorized dealer for Eclipse Shading Systems, Equinox Louvered Roof, GutterDome Gutter Guards, Lifestyle Garage Door Screen, and Solar Comfort Heater, the original infrared heater.

Specialty Home Solutions offers superior design consultations, shade system sales, installation and ongoing maintenance plans including shade system repair and awning cleaning. Our clients can expect high quality, cost-effective shading system sales and service delivered with professional, caring and personalized touch.

For more information you can visit our website at www.SpecialtyHomesSolutions.com or call us toll-free (888) 365-9008.