Enjoy the Snow Under Your Louvered Roof

January 13, 2021

We’ve been waiting (not so patiently) for Old Man Winter to show up! There are plenty of people who are itching to hit the slopes, rev up the snowmobile, or have a good old fashioned snowball fight. On the flip side, there are plenty of people who want to spend their social distanced winter at… Read More


We’ve been waiting (not so patiently) for Old Man Winter to show up! There are plenty of people who are itching to hit the slopes, rev up the snowmobile, or have a good old fashioned snowball fight. On the flip side, there are plenty of people who want to spend their social distanced winter at home. If that’s you but the idea of staying huddled under a blanket isn’t appealing to you, don’t worry. Enjoy the snow under your louvered roof!

A louvered roof is perfect to make your patio winter wonderland ready. The really nice thing about a louvered roof is that you can leave it open when it’s not snowing or close it with the push of a button when it is. It can also hold up to 60 lbs. per square foot of snow. 

And there are still ways for you to stay warm and cozy while outside.

Create a Warm Space

It’s no secret that it’s much easier to enjoy the snow when you are comfortable. So in addition to your louvered roof, let’s create a warm space outdoors for you. Here are a few ideas to keep you comfy while getting fresh, crisp winter air. 

  • Patio heaters. These can definitely bring some warmth to your deck or other outdoor space. They come in tons of different shapes and sizes. Check out this article from Business Insider showing the top picks for 2021.
  • Chimeneas or portable fireplace. The crackling of a fire is something that always brings back happy winter memories. This is an affordable way to add a fireplace to your patio.
  • Heated chair. Relax those muscles in a nice heated chair. You’ll feel warm and snug as you watch that snow fall.
  • Pet bed. Now that you have a comfortable place to lounge, put one out for your best friend. They will feel as cozy as you on one of our gel-infused pet beds.
  • Teepee/tent. Watching snow fall can be so relaxing especially when you are warm. Having a teepee or tent set-up will give you a place to sleep or just hang out so you can enjoy the entire night outside.
  • Inflatable movie screen. Okay, as we’ve established, we’re waiting on some snow but until we get it, you can still enjoy your time under your louvered roof. Just rent an inflatable movie screen and voila! You’ve got some outdoor entertainment.

Louvered Roof Features

Here are just a few of the many features a louvered roof offers.

  • Shade Control – by operating the motorized louvers with the remote control, you can fully open or fully close to adjust the shade exactly where you need it.
  • Sun Control – when you want the sun on the patio, coming through your windows or patio doors, you can easily get it by opening the louvers at a slant, to provide up to 85% of the natural light.
  • Ventilation Control – with Louvered Roofs, you get almost 100% ventilation. When the louvers are open, they are parallel to each other.
  • Rain Control – the Louvered Roof has interlocking louvers with a drip edge, so the rain simply runs into the louver troughs, and then out into the full perimeter gutter. It can then run into the post as a downspout or through a regular downspout. It can also be saved into a rain storage device or directed to the lawn or garden. Because of the gutter screens, you will never have to clean out leaves!

We would love to get you set-up with a louvered roof so that you can enjoy your winter when it finally shows up! Give us a call at 801-563-9600 to get going on your customized design! 

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Make Snow Removal Quick and Easy

December 10, 2020

It’s the beginning of December which means we can’t wait for snow! Snow has a way of making the world seem more beautiful. The peaceful feeling you get when you see the pristine white flakes falling at night or the sparkle that happens when the sun hits it just right. There’s one thing that some… Read More


It’s the beginning of December which means we can’t wait for snow! Snow has a way of making the world seem more beautiful. The peaceful feeling you get when you see the pristine white flakes falling at night or the sparkle that happens when the sun hits it just right. There’s one thing that some might not look forward to with snow – removal. But for over 30 years, SugarHouse Industries has been making snow removal a little bit easier with Snow Shields.

How Do Snow Shields Work?

Snow Shields remove hundreds of square feet of snow in minutes. Just lay the Snow Shield out before a storm, attach the corners to overhead cranes after the snow has fallen, and lift. If you are using Snow Shields at home, you can easily attach them to a four-wheeler, UTV, etc. to pull the tarp off your driveway. It will make snow removal easier on your back and you’ll have more time to spend with the out of town relatives. Yes, that’s a good thing 😉 

Watch Snow Shields in Action

What Sizes Are Available?

There are two different sizes of Snow Shields available – 20’x20’ and 25’x25’. 

Features:

  • Industrial-grade 18oz. vinyl-coated
  • Heavy-duty construction with double reinforced corners for strong performance
  • Certified 10,000 lbs lift capacity
  • Water repellent, mildew, and tear-resistant
  • 20 ft. x 20 ft. red Snow Shields cover an area of 400 sqft.
  • 25 ft. x 25 ft. red Snow Shields cover an area of 625 sqft.

Straps are attached but we also sell five-foot strap extenders to increase the strap length to just over six-feet. These extenders are removable so you can easily transfer from one tarp to another. 

Storm Preparation

We are confident in our product and know it will save you a lot of time and back-breaking labor. To give you a reminder of when to lay your Snow Shield out, we provide free weather alerts that come straight to your inbox. You can sign-up for these alerts here.

Where Can You Purchase?

You can purchase online at Snowshields.com or you can find a dealer here. Don’t delay your purchase as winter is on its way!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


What We’re Grateful for in 2020

November 23, 2020

The Thanksgiving season is here and it’s a great time to reflect on what we have been given. This year has been difficult for many but we hope you have been able to find some hope and happiness. We asked our SugarHouse family what they are grateful for and we want to share with you! From… Read More


The Thanksgiving season is here and it’s a great time to reflect on what we have been given. This year has been difficult for many but we hope you have been able to find some hope and happiness.

We asked our SugarHouse family what they are grateful for and we want to share with you! From our business being able to pivot and produce PPE, to our wonderful customers who trust in us, there are many reasons we are grateful!

Click on the video below to watch.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Fall Into New Projects

October 19, 2020

Who says you have to stop working on your outdoor space once the temperature drops? Fall is a great time to get some projects done so when warmer weather returns, you’ll be one step closer to enjoying time outside. Let’s fall into new projects. SugarHouse has some brand new products that will definitely enhance your… Read More


Who says you have to stop working on your outdoor space once the temperature drops? Fall is a great time to get some projects done so when warmer weather returns, you’ll be one step closer to enjoying time outside. Let’s fall into new projects.

SugarHouse has some brand new products that will definitely enhance your space. They will also give you a place to relax and enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

Backyard Awnings

After raking leaves, trimming dead limbs from trees, and planting a fall garden, you’ll want a nice place to relax. Our Backyard 100 & 200 Pergola series lets you relax and enjoy the outdoors. They are affordable and durable plus adds beauty to your yard. These pergolas are used a lot to provide shade and privacy over hot tubs – which is such a nice way to unwind in the fall. They can be mounted on any surface including a wooden deck, concrete slab, or the ground. 

Features:

  • Robust aluminum frame. Made from commercial-grade materials that are 100% rust free and 4-times stronger and more durable than what is available through large-box retailers.
  • The adjustable panels block up to 95% of UV rays without trapping the heat or airflow.
  • White glove service with expert and fast installation. We handle the project details so you can just sit back and enjoy your new outdoor structure.
  • Extremely durable with a UV protective powder coating, for a long-lasting hard finish that is fade, scratch, and chip resistant.
  • Multiple color options are available for the frame and panels.
  • The Premium Series includes 3 Verticool rope-operated drop screens that match the fabric and color of your adjustable panels and lighted posts.
  • Lifetime limited frame warranty and 5-year fabric warranty backed by 80 years of craftsmanship experience and over 200 5-start Google reviews.
  • Made in the USA.

Railings

Fall evenings spent on your deck with a cup of hot cocoa and wrapped in a blanket. Sounds pretty nice. Unless you have an unsightly railing that is ruining your view.

Update your out-of-date or unfashionable railings on your porch or outdoor stairs. Railings provide safety but they can also be quite beautiful. SugarHouse now offers three different types of railings – iron, cable, and glass. 

Our iron railing is a pre-welded, easily customized railing that provides a classic appearance that is versatile for a variety of applications and surfaces. Pre-galvanized steel, zinc phosphate e-coat, and premium powder coating make it the most elegant and durable steel railing system on the market. 

Virtually maintenance-free, our horizontal cable railing panels our unobstructed views of your backyard. No need to tension your system on a regular basis, as is the case with competitor’s products. We also coat our products with a durable multi-layered anti-corrosion coating technology adopted from the high-end automotive industry to ensure enduring beauty. 

Enjoy slick, modern aesthetic coupled with low maintenance. Glass railings allow natural sunlight to radiate in and open outdoor spaces and enhance views. Our simple drop-in solution simplifies the installation process and it’s more cost-effective than custom cut-glass panels.

Gate and Railing Accent Lighting

In addition to our railings, we also offer gates for outdoor stairwells and lighting post caps for your railings. Available in both aluminum and steel to match your railing, our gates convert your outdoor space into a safe area for your family and pets. 

Our energy-efficient LED lighting post caps bring your outdoor space out of the Dark Ages. Easily transform any railing style with our waterproof LED light kit. Backed by a 10-year warranty, its thermal management system offers a power supply option with a timer, dimmer, and photocell.

Our experts are ready to help you with your fall projects. Give us a call at 801-563-9600.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Prepare for Hunting Season with a UTV Enclosure

October 9, 2020

It’s October which means the big elk and deer hunts are underway. Are you prepared? Do you have all your gear? Safety vest, binoculars, rifle? What about an enclosure for your UTV to keep you warm during your hunt? Let the craftsmen at SugarHouse design, produce, and install a custom soft top or enclosure for… Read More


It’s October which means the big elk and deer hunts are underway. Are you prepared? Do you have all your gear? Safety vest, binoculars, rifle? What about an enclosure for your UTV to keep you warm during your hunt?

Let the craftsmen at SugarHouse design, produce, and install a custom soft top or enclosure for your Side-by-Side UTV. Our enclosures are custom made to your exact specifications and installed by our experts who know how to treat your SXS right.

Our UTV and ARGO cab enclosures and storage covers are handcrafted to ensure a precise fit for each model. They are manufactured using heavy-duty, marine-grade polyester that is water-repellent, tear-resistant, and impervious to mildew and UV rays.

Ultimate Cab Enclosure

The full cab enclosure provides full coverage of your cab when combined with an existing hard windshield and roof. 

  • Available in a 2- and 4-door model. 
  • Protects you and your passengers from water, wind, sand, and snow.
  • Doors can be rolled up and secured to create an open-cab environment during warmer months.
  • Windows are made from 20 gauge, anti-scratch, marine-grade vinyl, providing an inhibited view and total clarity.
  • Lightweight and easy to attach.

Premium Storage Cover

We know from experience that because of the high-quality fabrics we use and our proven manufacturing methods, our UTV and ARGO storage covers will provide you with many years of service. We feel confident in guaranteeing our craftsmanship with a 7-year warranty.

  • Made in the USA, using heavy-duty, marine-grade, 100% polyester, waterproof, and fade-resistant materials. 
  • Light yet very strong.
  • Mildew and UV resistant characteristics of the material provide rugged, all-weather protection even in the harshest of Utah weather conditions. 
  • An elastic cord hem under the front and rear bumper produce a fast, snug fit, while straps around the front and rear tires ensure the cover will not blow off in the wind.

What Models Can Be Enclosed

There are so many different makes and models of UTV’s out there. And according to wideopenspaces.com, there are specific models recommended for hunting

Here’s the beauty of coming to SugarHouse to get your enclosure or storage cover. Since we custom make every UTV enclosure, we can create covers for any type, size, and style of SXS off-road vehicle! Polaris, Can-Am, Arctic Cat, Honda, Kawasaki, John Deere, Yamaha, and ARGO are just a few we have worked on.

Call us at 801-563-9600 so we can get your off-road vehicle covered and get you out on the hunt!

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


Bring Your Cozy Outdoor Dreams to Life

September 25, 2020

A crisp fall breeze. Crackling light from the fire pit. Comfy furniture and even comfier clothes. We’ve had our first taste of cooler temperatures and now it’s time to get ready for fall! But what if you’re not ready to say goodbye to spending time outside? Well, you don’t have to. We can bring your… Read More


A crisp fall breeze. Crackling light from the fire pit. Comfy furniture and even comfier clothes. We’ve had our first taste of cooler temperatures and now it’s time to get ready for fall! But what if you’re not ready to say goodbye to spending time outside? Well, you don’t have to. We can bring your cozy outdoor dreams to life with the help of some products from SugarHouse.

Let the Sun In, Keep the Rain Out

One of our favorite products for making your outdoor space a year-round getaway is a louvered roof. This is a unique patio/deck cover that can let sunlight in or be closed to provide shade and weather protection. Bonus, it can handle up to 60 lbs per square foot of snow! 

Here are some features of the louvered roof:

  • Shade Control – by operating the motorized louvers with the remote control, you can fully open or fully close to adjust the shade exactly where you need it.
  • Sun Control – when you want the sun on the patio, coming through your windows or patio doors, you can easily get it by opening the louvers at a slant, to provide up to 85% of the natural light.
  • Ventilation Control – with Louvered Roof’s, you get almost 100% ventilation. When the louvers are open, they are parallel to each other.
  • Rain Control – the Louvered Roof has interlocking louvers with a drip edge, so the rain simply runs into the louver troughs, and then out into the full perimeter gutter. It can then run into the post as a downspout or through a regular downspout. It can also be saved into a rain storage device or directed to the lawn or garden. Because of the gutter screens, you will never have to clean out leaves!

Warm-Up Your Patio

Keep your patio comfortable this fall with a Verticool rope-operated drop shade. These drop shades offer year-round weather protection at an affordable price. This is ideal to transition from summer to fall. You can keep all of your favorite patio furniture out and add little touches of autumn coziness. Here are a few ideas to help you do that.

  • If you don’t have a fire pit already, get one! This is something you can use for a lot of the year. Making smores in the summer and having hot cider next to the fire on a cool fall night. 
  • Add some soft pillows in fall colors to your chairs, couch, etc. We can definitely help you with that and recover any furniture with our upholstery services.
  • Don’t forget that cushy blanket to snuggle up with.
  • Hang some lighting. You’ll have some light from the fire pit but a little extra twinkle from string lights or hanging lanterns gives the right touch.
  • Don’t have anywhere to hang lighting? Check out some outdoor lighting ideas from ylighting.com
  • Keep your feet nice and warm by laying down an outdoor rug.

Cover It Up

If you’re worried about outdoor valuables that won’t be protected by a drop shade or louver roof, we can still help you out. Waterproof, UV protect, and winterize these assets with a custom canvas cover. Protect A/C coils from snow and ice, prevent pitting on the exterior of a grill, wear and tear on your outdoor furniture, and hinder freezing of an outdoor fountain. There is no limit to the custom canvas products we offer. 

We use heavy-duty, commercial-grade fabric that is handcrafted in the USA. With a top-rated 7 year warranty plus 100% satisfaction guarantee, this fabric is fade and stain-proof. 

Let’s protect your fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and grill. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 to bring your cozy outdoor dreams to life.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


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September 6, 2020



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September 1, 2020



Prepare and Store Your Boat for Winter

August 31, 2020

The end of the summer. Those who love fall and winter are counting down the minutes. Others are hoping for an Indian Summer to extend their boating days. Whichever one you are, we want to help you prepare and store your boat for the winter.  One of the most important parts of winterizing your boat… Read More


The end of the summer. Those who love fall and winter are counting down the minutes. Others are hoping for an Indian Summer to extend their boating days. Whichever one you are, we want to help you prepare and store your boat for the winter. 

One of the most important parts of winterizing your boat is covering it properly. Protect your investment from winter weather and any critters looking for a place to hibernate. 

We have a few different types of boat covers that can be used during the season and while being stored. All can be customized to fit your boat perfectly. All of our covers are made from Sunbrella® fabrics – the most exceptional all-weather marine fabric available on the market.

Let’s take a look at your different options.

Snap-On Covers

The snap-on boat cover is perfect for frequent travelers looking for a fast and convenient way to protect their boating gear from dirt and adverse weather while on the road. If you’re preparing for a boating trip in a hurry, simply put your gear in the boat, snap the cover on, and take the quickest route to the lake.

Each snap-on cover we make is custom-made to fit the exact make and model of the boat it protects.

In addition, our snap-on covers can be altered to fit any type of custom framework and towers. To offer further protection, the underside is reinforced at each critical wear point, including the windshield, cleats, and mounts.

Tie-Down and Cinch Covers

The look of our covers including cinch and tie-down are very different. But, the way they are made are similar because of the premium fabric and craftsmanship. 

For cinch covers:

  • Heavy-duty strap and ratchet fastening system for a secure fit.
  • Easy to install and remove.
  • Custom cut-outs where necessary ie: fuel.

For both cinch covers and tie-downs:

  • Reinforced with heavy-duty webbing, which creates an extremely tight fit without tearing the material.
  • The underside of the cover is reinforced with heavy-duty vinyl on all the critical wear points.
  • Each cover is made from premium marine fabrics that are resistant to water and mildew.

If you’re wanting to extend your season a little bit longer, you can invest in one of our boat enclosures. They safeguard people and upholstery from harsh UV rays by offering shade and help protect against wind and rain. 

We can also repair cover rips and tears. Let us know if you need a repair service.

Store Your Boat

When you are ready to give up your fun in the sun, we’re ready to take your boat off your hands for the winter. Our secure, gated facility in Midvale has plenty of room to store your boat until next season. We’re conveniently located just off the 7200 South exit for quick and easy access. Call us for pricing.

Browse our selection of covers and find the one that is right for you.

SugarHouse Ind. has served its clients in the Intermountain West since 1941. In that time, we have become Utah’s largest provider of awning, boat tops and specialty canvas covers. After nearly 80 years, our focus is still to provide customers with the highest quality products and the best prices. We remain a family-owned company, and we remain committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That’s why we make every product that we offer in our 30,000 ft2 facility in Midvale, Utah.


It’s Time to Invest in Your Home

August 24, 2020

Are you ready to add some value to your home? Let us tell you why it’s time to invest in your home. According to a survey conducted by Porch.com, 76% of homeowners in the U.S. have completed at least one home improvement project since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More are planning to complete… Read More


Are you ready to add some value to your home? Let us tell you why it’s time to invest in your home. According to a survey conducted by Porch.com, 76% of homeowners in the U.S. have completed at least one home improvement project since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. More are planning to complete a project in the next 12 months. If you are one of those homeowners, we’re ready to help you!

If you have no idea where to start with updating and investing in your home, take a look at some of the ideas we’ve put together for you.

More Energy Efficient

Updating your home to make it more energy efficient will not only reduce our carbon footprint but it will put money back in your wallet. Let’s start with your windows.

Feeling the heat come through and dreading the cold winter air? Make sure to check the caulking and weather stripping around your windows. Fill in any gaps. 

In addition to caulking, installing our Verticool interior drop shades will help keep your home the temperature that you desire. You’ll be protected from UV rays since interior shades block up to 99% from entering your home. They also protect your furniture from sun damage and will reduce light glare. And don’t forget about giving yourself some privacy. 

Now that you’ve got your windows under control, consider these other options to increase efficiency:

  • Install fans. Summer is almost over but the dog days are here. By installing fans, you’ll be able to use them in the mornings before it gets too hot and again at night rather than the air conditioner. 
  • Change the filters on your HVAC unit. This should be done every three months. 
  • Consider upgrading your appliances to energy-efficient ones if you don’t already have them.
  • Turn down your water thermostat. You waste energy if you have to turn on the cold-water tap while showering so you don’t burn yourself. 
  • Use LED and CFL lightbulbs.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

It’s no secret that the outside of your home is the first impression. Boosting your curb appeal will definitely add value to your home. There are some really simple ways to do this.

Let’s start with the windows here too. Let SugarHouse give your house a new look with some window awnings. Not only will this help with the appeal, but it will also help with your energy efficiency! We have several different options.

Retractable window awnings come with either manual or motorized controls for convenient operation. Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy your window awnings worry-free for years to come thanks to our 10-year limited warranty.

Rigid Frame awnings are very attractive and can add color to the exterior of your home. These awnings are constructed from welded tubular metal supports that are covered in a fabric that can be colored with the color or pattern of your choice.

Rope-Operated window awnings are a sturdy, durable shade solution for your storefront or home. Capable of cooling the interior while beautifying the exterior of your home, this classic awning design has been a SugarHouse customer favorite for over 75 years.

Our awning experts will customize and install your window awnings. You can finish updating your curb appeal with a few DIY projects including:

  • Make your front door stand out by painting it with a pop of color. 
  • Keep up with your landscaping. Overgrown grass and weeds can take away from the beauty of your home.
  • Dress up your front porch by adding some decor. Change it with the seasons or keep it simple year-round.

Protect Your Investments

When investing in your home, you’ll want to make sure those investments are protected and cared for properly. Our custom canvas products will protect backyard investments like outdoor kitchens, fire pits, hot tubs, air conditioners, etc.

Our custom covers are made from a heavy-duty, commercial-grade fabric. It’s a breathable canvas that provides full-length coverage that prevents condensation. You’ll receive a 7-20 year warranty plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Let’s get going on your newest and best investment – your home. Give us a call at 801-563-9600.

SugarHouse Industries is the largest provider of custom awnings, boat tops, and specialty canvas covers in the Intermountain West. Established in 1941, our family-owned business remains committed to putting a personal touch into everything we do. That is why we custom-make every product we offer to fit the unique needs of our clients. Read our Google Reviews to see why our customers have been choosing SugarHouse for the past 75 years.