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.


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.


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.


Make Your Backyard Your Vacation Destination

July 6, 2020

“It’s a cruel, cruel summer…” It’s no secret that this summer is very different from other years. Travel plans are being changed and maybe even halted. However, it doesn’t have to be a totally cruel summer. Turn your summer vacation into a staycation. Sound a little boring? It won’t be with the help of SugarHouse’s… Read More


“It’s a cruel, cruel summer…”

It’s no secret that this summer is very different from other years. Travel plans are being changed and maybe even halted. However, it doesn’t have to be a totally cruel summer. Turn your summer vacation into a staycation. Sound a little boring? It won’t be with the help of SugarHouse’s products. We’ll turn your backyard into your vacation destination. So let’s take a trip to your backyard to explore the possibilities.

Get Your Food On

One of the first things a lot of people look forward to on a vacation is different types of food and eating as much of it as possible. So, the first stop on your staycation will be for your inner foodie. With an outdoor kitchen, you’ll be able to create all sorts of food from around the world in your own backyard. To give you an idea and some recipes to transport you to another country, check out this article by Good Food. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

  • Singapore-style barbecued chicken wings
  • Turkish kebabs
  • Boerewors with chakalaka and polenta

While cooking these recipes, we want to make sure your skin isn’t cooking. That’s why we recommend a beautiful retractable awning to cover your kitchen. These awnings can also offer protection from rain in case your imaginary tropical vacation turns into a tropical storm. 

Our retractable awnings have so many features including wind and sun sensors, handheld remote controls, and home automation integration. The fabrics we use are exceptionally durable and highly customizable.

Wellness and Relaxation

Now that you’ve eaten to your heart’s content, it’s time to rest with a little wellness and relaxation. With everything that’s going on with COVID-19, your life might feel out of control and stressful. Transform your patio into your own outdoor retreat. Somewhere you can do a little yoga, meditation, and soak your stress away in a nice hot tub. To give you a little privacy while you take this journey, install a rope-operated drop shade.

Our Verticool rope-operated drop shades provide superior protection and shade for your enclosed deck or patio. These shades simply drop when the rope is released and raise by pulling on the rope. Cleats attached at the side and bottom of the screen secure the screen when it is extended or retracted.

Here are a few extras to complete your serene space:

  • Enjoy a warm summer night in an even warmer hot tub. When you’re not using the hot tub, you can cover it with one of our custom covers.
  • Open space next to the hot tub where you can roll out your yoga mat for a peaceful workout.
  • Add some woodsy scented candles to bring in a relaxing vibe and complement sweet floral smells.

Let’s Get Physical

If you enjoy getting out and being active on vacation, you’ll enjoy the third stop on your staycation. This idea will bring the little kid out in you and hopefully get your heart pumping. Before we get to the activities part, let’s look at the SugarHouse product we are recommending to make this stop more delightful. 

July and August can be the hottest months of the summer. We suggest adding our Rayblock Shade Sail over your outdoor activity area. One of the benefits of shade sails is that they are free-standing and can be temporary. So if you have a playground that you want to move, move the shade sail with it. 

Some activities that you can do under your shade sail are:

  • Swimming, if you have a pool. 
  • Swinging on the monkey bars of your playground.
  • Cornhole and other lawn games.
  • Play baseball, volleyball, soccer, etc.

Isn’t it Romantic?

Your fourth and final destination will possibly get your heart pumping too. That is if you’re with the right person. It may not be the same as walking on a Hawaiian beach but you can transform your backyard into a romantic place.

To start, have one of our Shade Glide Slide Wire Cable Canopies installed. It can be over an existing structure or we can create an aluminum structure for you. These canopies are retractable so you can fully extend the canopy when the sun is out, then retract when you want to gaze at the stars. These canopies can also look very romantic especially if you pair them with twinkle lights and soft curtains on each corner of the structure. 

Don’t forget to include a nice seating area underneath your canopy to enjoy your night. Maybe a comfy sofa or a porch swing hanging from the top of the structure. Or you might prefer to have something that can be easily moved so you can dance the night away to your favorite romantic songs. Adding a sound system with a romantic playlist will also hit the right note.

We want to help make your summer memorable for all the right reasons. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 for a consultation. We’ll discuss how to make your backyard your staycation oasis.

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.


Refer a Friend, Receive an Amazon Gift Card

June 25, 2020

Wow, what a start we’ve had to 2020! It has been a crazy few months and we hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We are grateful for our customers and are happy to help extend everyone’s safe space beyond the walls of their homes with our products. We also want to help people… Read More


Wow, what a start we’ve had to 2020! It has been a crazy few months and we hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. We are grateful for our customers and are happy to help extend everyone’s safe space beyond the walls of their homes with our products. We also want to help people feel a renewed sense of safety for the rest of 2020. 

The best way for us to reach those who need our help is through our existing customers. If you are one, we invite you to send us your referrals and in return, you’ll receive $50! For every one of your referrals who purchase one of our custom awning or boat products, you’ll receive a $50 Amazon gift card and they will receive 5% off their purchase. Some restrictions apply.

Your referrals can give us a call at 801-563-9600 or email us at info@sugarhouse.us and mention your name. We will contact you once their purchase is complete.

Don’t forget to show them our custom products on our website at https://sugarhouse.us/. And if you see something that piques your interest, we would love to continue working with you!

It is our privilege to bring a little safety and happiness to people at this time. Thank you for allowing us to help you and your friends and family.

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.


Outdoor Man Cave for Father’s Day

June 3, 2020

Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave. Below you’ll find three different… Read More


Father’s Day is drawing near and so is the first day of summer. In fact, the first day of summer is the same weekend. So, what about giving the man in your life a place where he can appreciate warm summer days and nights? Give him an outdoor man cave.

Below you’ll find three different ideas of outdoor man caves featuring some of SugarHouse’s products.

For the Game Enthusiast

Take inside games outside for a fun way to enjoy the warm weather. Create a space for the man of the house with a few games to play with his buddies. Do this by taking any game equipment you have in the house out to the patio. For instance, if you have a pool, air hockey or ping pong table, take it out to the patio. Smaller items can also be used like cornhole, darts, or a table and chairs to set-up a game of chess. You can protect these items from inclement weather by installing a pipe frame canopy. 

Our pipe frame patio canopies provide protection from both sun and rain, making your deck or patio the perfect place to enjoy your yard during any season. Made with high-quality, galvanized steel pipe and attached to your home with our special brackets, these canopies provide the ultimate protection.

More about pipe frame canopies:

  • We use name-brand fabrics like Sunbrella® and Dickson® that carry a 10-year limited warranty.
  • The fabrics also come in a variety of colors and in striped or solid patterns.
  • The scalloped valance along the bottom of the canopy is an optional feature available in multiple sizes and colors.
  • The canopy has lace pockets that securely attach the front bar and rafters to the fabric cover. This prevents the fabric from lifting up from the frame in the wind.

For the Chef

Who doesn’t love a summer barbeque with family and friends? Barbeques this summer may look a little different with some restrictions still in place. However, you can still make your small gatherings fun and tasty with the ultimate cook area any chef will love. 

Start out strong with a durable cover that can be opened to let sunlight in or closed to provide shade and weather protection. A louvered roof is made of tough extruded tempered aluminum and comes with a maintenance-free powder-coated finish. They can withstand up to 180 mph winds and up to 60 lbs. per square foot of snow loads in the winter. SugarHouse’s tectonic arched louvers can span longer than any other louvered roof product on the market. Bonus, they look really slick.

We all know that when you have a gathering indoors and it includes food, everyone ends up in the kitchen. So, for your outdoor space, you’re definitely going to need the same space. There are several options for you so we’ll just give you a couple as to not overwhelm you. The first is the most luxurious. An outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven and a fully stocked bar/soda bar. In order to have a pizza oven, you’ll need plenty of space. 

If you don’t have that big of a space or don’t want to go quite that fancy, an L-shaped kitchen island with a built-in barbecue is another option. A small fridge, sink, and prep area can all be on one side. On the other side, a raised countertop with bar stools so friends and family can keep the chef company.  

When your cook area isn’t in use, protect it from unpredictable weather with one of our custom canvas covers. We can make a cover to fit any shape outdoor kitchen you end up creating. 

Once you get your cook area set, here are a few more ideas to fill out your space:

  • A firepit with chairs around for a fun gathering spot.
  • What man cave is complete without a TV to play video games or watch a game when sports return? You can wheel out a TV on a cart if there isn’t a place to mount it.
  • Add a basketball hoop big or small.

For the Laid Back Dude

We’re all about making your backyard your oasis. Not every man cave has to be lively and loud. Some men want a space to relax and not hear the incessant call of “dad, dad, dad” while quarantining. Here are a few ideas of how to give your laid back dude an oasis of his own right on the patio or deck.

  • Lounge area complete with a sofa and oversized pillows.
  • A hot tub with lots of greenery around to give the illusion of being secluded in the woods.
  • Hanging chairs, a hammock, or anything else where you can sit and sway.

To really get away from it all, it’s great to have the option of shades for some privacy. Our Verticool Drop Shades and Verticool Rope Operated Drop Shades come in handy here. They provide an escape from blinding sun and can be lifted easily to see a beautiful summer sunset. The drop shades come with motors and wireless remote controls for shade on demand. The rope operated shades simply drop when the rope is released and raise by pulling on the rope. Both are fantastic products that give you the privacy you need.

We can’t wait to see what other ideas you have for an outdoor man cave. Give us a call at 801-563-9300 so we can get started on a Father’s Day present that will be used over and over again.

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.


Gift Ideas for Mom 2020

April 25, 2020

When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return… Read More


When we think of mothers, we think of someone who teaches, nurtures and makes a house a warm and comfortable place to raise a family. With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) running rampant and people being quarantined at home, having a nice place to live and feel safe is important. Since Mother’s Day is coming up, return the favor and extend the walls of your home into a beautiful space for mom to enjoy her time. 

SugarHouse has several products to enhance your outdoor space. We’ve put a few together with other products for some ideas for you.

Gathering Place

Quarantining inside your home can become stale and boring especially when the sun is making more and more appearances. Create a gathering place out back where the special lady in your life can gather the family for some bonding, school work or other activities. 

A seating area is the first ingredient for a great gathering place. To really make your seating area pop, let SugarHouse recover or replace any outdated or faded upholstery. We are able to customize cushions to fit your furniture exactly. The upholstery we produce for patio furniture is made from premium outdoor foams and fabrics that will give your furniture a much longer life than if you purchased it from a department or home improvement store.

Now that you have updated furniture, make sure you have some coverage for when the sun gets a little too hot. If you don’t want to place your seating area under an existing shaded area, a nice option is a tension shade sail. This is a free-standing shade solution that can be temporary or permanent. 

Here are a few more ideas to complete your gathering place:

  • Colorful pillows for your furniture.
  • A firepit for your family to roast hot dogs and smores during the summer.
  • A sofa swing. These look so comfortable!

Elegant Backyard

A slide-wire canopy system can make a space really elegant. Our custom experts can create a system to be installed on an already existing structure or we can design and manufacture an aluminum frame structure for you. These canopies are long panels that are arranged in overhead swales that will give you a nice shady spot or can be retracted when you want a little more light. With the swales overhead, a couple of things that you can add to the structure that will take the elegant factor over the top are some soft fabric draped down on the corners and tied back like curtains and then some twinkle lights woven around the swales. Since both our acrylic and mesh fabrics that are used to make the canopies come in a variety of colors, you can either match your curtain fabric to the canopy or find a complementary color.

Another touch that you can add yourself is a water feature. The graceful sound of water will give your space a relaxing vibe. Some water features can be elaborate and built into landscaping but they can also be really simple, easily purchased and installed on your own. 

A Quaint Little Spot

Not all homes come with a large outdoor space, however, you can still make a beautiful spot to spend time with family or get some peace and quiet for yourself.

A retractable awning is a simple way to extend shade over any size area. They can even be mounted on a roof if you are creating your quaint little spot on an upper-level deck. A SugarHouse custom expert will help you create an awning that fits your style and either adds a pop of color to your home or looks like it was part of the original build.

Let’s finish off your quaint little spot with some of these suggestions:

  • A hammock for a reading nook.
  • A breakfast patio spot. If it’s in a place that can only fit a table and a chair, this would be an ideal place for mom to have a few minutes to herself in the morning – after you’ve made her breakfast!
  • Add an outdoor rug and some floor pillows to cozy it up and add extra seating.
  • Potted plants can bring in color. If you don’t have room to bring in big pots or flower boxes, try a vertical garden planter.
  • A small outdoor kitchen or bar with an eating space.

We are ready to get to work on your outdoor space when you are. Give us a call now at 801-563-9600 to talk about how we can make Mother’s Day 2020 special. You can be assured that we are handling business safely as we are currently doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. You can read our official statement here

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.