"What is Powder Coating"
Powder Coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as "whiteware," aluminium extrusions, automobile and bicycle parts.
"What is the largest roof that can be erected"
The largest roof with a single motor to operate the opening and closing is 24’ louver length and 18’ rafter length. We have a splice kit that joins rafters end for end to produce virtually an unlimited length roof. Each additional roof segment will require an additional motor so each spliced roof can operate independently or in unison. Our remote control can operate up to 6 joined roofs. The Arches National Park roof is over 100 feet long!
"What's the biggest problem with the rooF"
None really. But sometimes the customers forget and try to open or close the roof when it is frozen and the motor can be damaged. You should not operate the roof when below freezing or loaded with snow. Keep it clean and no problems.
"Do you offer any financing programs"
Yes we do. 12 and 21 month SAME AS CASH financing plan.
"What types of features can I add to the roof to enhance the outdoor experience"
The most popular option is the addition of a ceiling fan. We also offer an integrated LED lighting system, a solar energy system for remote installations, an automatic wind/rain sensor that will automatically close the roof when it starts raining, and a cool misting system that will really lower the temperature under the roof. Our newest feature is screen doors between the posts!
"Can I install the roof myself"
Yes, however we almost always recommend against installing the roof without the participation of the authorized ALR Dealer. We do not want any of our customers to have difficulties with the roof performance so we strongly discourage non-professional installation.
"How many LOUVERED roofs have you made and installed"
Thousands from all over the country by 150 Dealers, and more are installed every year.