The “Do It Yourself” market became wildly popular in 2010 coming off the back of the recession, when consumers became more cost-conscious in their purchasing habits. With the crash of the housing market, homeowners began seeking new ways to increase equity in their homes, while not breaking-the-bank on expensive renovations. Seeing this need, and recognizing the rising trend of DIY, Patio Kits Direct was born. The founding partners were former Patio Cover contractors in Riverside County. By Partnering with marketing and software experts, a new DIY Product was introduced – Do It Yourself Alumawood Patio Cover Kits for homeowners in California, Arizona and Nevada!
Installing a Patio Cover increases a home’s value by creating an additional outdoor living space for families to enjoy. It also increases the opportunities for utilizing backyards during the summer by creating a shaded area, or during the winter by providing coverage from the rain. Many customers install patio covers to lessen the amount of afternoon sun coming through their windows. There are many reasons to install a patio cover, but traditionally, it has been expensive hiring specialized tradesmen and paying for the cost of wood.
With Alumawood, customers have a high quality yet low cost solution! Alumawood is a cedar-embossed wood-grained Aluminum, made specifically to mirror the image of traditional wood. Alumawood is increasingly the preferred material for Patio Covers, especially in California, because it does not burn or get termites like wood. In fact, many Homeowner associations require Alumawood Patio Covers for these reasons. Alumawood also does not rot, peel or warp, meaning it requires little to no maintenance.
So how does a Patio Cover become a DIY project?
The whole idea behind Patio Kits Direct is to offer customer’s the opportunity to design and order from home, without having to deal with in-home salesmen. Pricing is based on the actual material you need, not an arbitrary “square footage” price which most contractors use to over-bid. Patio Kits Direct is the only company that has a fully customizable 3D Patio Cover designer, that designs in real time conforming to engineering guidelines. Homeowners can upload a photo or utilize the Augmented Reality tool to see it in their actual backyard! There is also a team of design engineers to help with your design over the phone.
Once ordered, each Kit is manufactured custom for every homeowner and includes all material needed – down to the screws. Patio Kits Direct then delivers the kit with their in-house white-glove service right to each customer’s backyard. But that’s not where the service ends. Patio Kits Direct makes sure that each customer is taken care of throughout the entire journey! By offering Live Phone support during the homeowner’s build, customers feel confident that they can complete the project themselves knowing that support is only a call away. There is surely a reason over 40 homeowners a week choose to build with Patio Kits Direct and create their dream backyard for a fraction of the cost!