Louvered Roof System Cost

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Louvered Roof System Costs

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Although louvered roof systems have been around more than 25 years, the main market was high end custom homes in Israel, Australia, and South Africa.  Most Americans are just starting to get to know the louvered roof systems.  In our website, you can find a lot of information about louvered roof systems such as pros and cons, louvered roof systems model comparisons, and how to design, engineer, and permit your louvered roof systems.  In this article, our main focus will be price comparison between the louvered roof systems in the US market.

Perimeters that will affect louvered roof system costs

  • Your main expense difference will be choosing the right manufacturer for you.   The prices from the most affordable to the most expensive can vary and can be up to 400% difference.  Keep in mind, that in most scenarios, the most expensive is not always the best.  Be a smart consumer, ask and compare between the manufacturers.
  • Size of your louvered roof system. As a rule of thumb, the bigger your louvered roof system is, the more expensive it will be.  However, with most manufacturers, the louvered roof system price per square foot will be lower if the size of your louvered roof system is larger.
  • Since your louvered roof system will ship in a large crate, shipping your louvered roof system can be expensive.  The price of your louvered roof system will vary if you’re living in a large metropolitan area close to the manufacturer or living in a farther rural area.
  • Your louvered roof system costs will be affected by the design.  A louvered roof system that is curved, round, triangular, or free standing will be more expensive than a rectangular louvered roof system attached to the house.  The louvered roof system design will change from one manufacturer to another.  With some manufacturers, a different design will not increase the cost, and with other manufacturers, the price difference will be significant.
  • Different wind loads and snow loads will determine spans and strengths of your louvered roof system.  A louvered roof system on the Florida coast will need more support than a louvered roof system in Phoenix, AZ.  Same reinforcement will be for snow loads as well.  A louvered roof system in upstate New York will need to carry more snow load than a louvered roof system in Dallas, TX. Therefore, more material will be used and the cost will increase.
  • Different building departments use different codes and regulations in different cities.  For example, a 200 square foot or less louvered roof system in Scottsdale, AZ will not require a permit, but the same louvered roof system in Phoenix, AZ will require a permit.  Cities fees, engineering packages, and contractor times will be added to the cost of your louvered roof system.
  • Some cities and design will require site specific. This means an engineer will work on your specific plan and this cost will be added to your louvered roof system cost.
  • Most manufacturers will have 3-6 standard colors for their louvered roof systems.  Most manufacturers will also allow you to combine those standard colors in the same louvered roof system without an additional cost.  You can always compare and look for your desirable colors with different manufacturers and if you cannot find a color you like from any manufacturer, custom colors is also an option.  As a rule of thumb, custom colors will increase your louvered roof system costs between 30-50%.
  • Besides the louvered roof system options, you will need to choose a substructure that will meet your design such as posts, headers and support beams.  There is almost endless options and designs and each one of them have different prices.  You can pick and choose from stucco, steel, roll forming or extruded aluminum sub structure.
  • Operating system. Most manufacturers will have the louvered roof system motorized as a standard option however, with Solara Adjustable Patio Cover, you can choose between a manual operating system or a motorized operating system for your louvered roof system.  Choosing a manual louvered roof system will reduce the cost of your louvered roof system.
  • With most manufacturers you can add accessories to your louvered roof system such as motors, visors, rain and wind sensors, etc.  Each of those accessories will add on to the cost of your louvered roof system.

 

Solara Roll Formed Louvered Roof System

Solara is the first manufacturer that introduced the louvered roof system to the US market and have more than 25 years’ experience with louvered roof systems.  The roll formed louvered roof system is the most affordable system in the market.  The price can vary between 18 to 30 dollars a square foot, installed.

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With this louvered roof system, the design is very flexible and shouldn’t affect the price as much.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • you can choose between a motorized and manual system
  • Manufacturer is located in Arizona, however due to smart engineering shipping should not be affected as much on your louvered roof system cost
  • Site specific engineering with additional costs
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for each state at no cost
  • You can choose between 6 standard colors for your louvered roof system
  • Gutter system optional
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are easy to design and will not add significant costs
  • Custom made louvered roof systems with a flat square foot price

Solara Aluminum Extruded Louvered Roof System Cost

Solara adjustable patio covers is the only manufacturer that can offer 2 types of louvered roof systems at 2 price ranges.  The extruded aluminum louvered roof system price will be between 20-45 dollars per square foot installed.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • you can choose between a motorized and manual system
  • Manufacturer is located in Arizona, however due to smart engineering shipping should not be affected as much on your louvered roof system cost
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for each state at no cost
  • Site specific engineering with additional costs
  • You can choose between 6 standard colors for your louvered roof system
  • More than 1,000 custom colors
  • Gutter system optional
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are easy to design and will not add significant costs
  • Custom made louvered roof systems with a flat square foot price 

American Louvered Roof Systems Cost

American louvered roof systems is a fairly new company and has been in the market for about 3 years.   They only offer extruded aluminum louvered roof systems and their cost is between 28-55 dollars per square foot.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • Motorized louvered roof system is standard
  • Manufacturer is located in Kansas, due to the louvered roof system design, shipping might be an obstacle
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for some states with additional costs
  • Site specific engineering is not available
  • You can choose between 3 standard colors
  • More than 500 custom colors
  • Built in gutter system
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are easy to design and will not add significant costs
  • Have only a few standard sizes and your louvered roof system will be cut to the size needed with extra costs

Equinox Louvered Roof Systems Cost

Equinox louvered roof system is part of Amerimax building products and has been in the market for 7 years.  They can offer a lattice patio cover and a single model of louvered roof system.  Their price range is from 35-65 dollars per square foot.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • Motorized louvered roof system is standard
  • Manufacturer is located in California, however they have several distributors around the country. Due to their design, shipping will be a big part of your louvered roof system cost.
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for some states with additional costs
  • Site specific engineering is not available
  • You can choose between 4 standard colors
  • More than 500 custom colors
  • Built in gutter system
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are hard to design and will add significant costs to your louvered roof system
  • Have only a few standard sizes and your louvered roof system will be cut to the size needed with extra costs
  • Due to their design, the louvered roof system mechanism is limited and in some designs you will need more mechanisms.

Arcadia Louvered Roof Systems Cost

Arcadia louvered roof systems has been in the market for 5 years and their louvered roof system costs is between 40-75 dollars per square foot.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • Motorized louvered roof system is standard
  • Manufacturer is located in Georgia, however, due to their design, shipping will be a big part of your louvered roof system cost.
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for some states with additional costs
  • Site specific engineering is not available
  • You can choose between 4 standard colors
  • More than 500 custom colors
  • Built in gutter system
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are hard to design and will add significant costs to your louvered roof system
  • Have only a few standard sizes and your louvered roof system will be cut to the size needed with extra costs
  • Due to their design, the louvered roof system mechanism is limited and in some designs you will need more mechanisms.

Apollo Louvered Roof Systems Cost

Apollo louvered roof systems has been in the market for 2 years and their louvered roof systems cost is between 45-80 dollars per square foot.

  • You can choose any type of substructure
  • Motorized louvered roof system is standard
  • Manufacturer is located in California, however, due to their design, shipping will be a big part of your louvered roof system cost.
  • Manufacturer will supply generic engineering for some states with additional costs
  • Site specific engineering is not available
  • You can choose between 4 standard colors
  • More than 500 custom colors
  • Built in gutter system
  • Accessories are optional
  • Curved or round patio covers are hard to design and will add significant costs to your louvered roof system
  • Have only a few standard sizes and your louvered roof system will be cut to the size needed with extra costs
  • Due to their design, the louvered roof system mechanism is limited and in some designs you will need more mechanisms.

Hopefully this article will simplify and explain better the difference in costs between each louvered roof system.  As you can see, experience and smart designs, can lower the price of your louvered roof system without hurting the benefit of the expensive louvered roof system.  Our recommendations are to compare the louvered roof system prices and make sure you’re not being overcharged.  Call directly to the manufacturer and put them to the test.  Take your time when making a decision on which louver system you should go with since the louvered roof system should last a lifetime.

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Aluminum Louvered Roof System next to a pool.

Aluminum Louvered Roof System next to a pool.