Look Cool, Stay Cool: SugarHouse Knows Boats

June 27, 2021

“We are having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave…” The first day of summer was welcomed with some incredibly hot temperatures. You can either hide in your house and run the AC and every available fan or you can get out on the water. The latter sounds way more fun! Our line of marine… Read More


“We are having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave…” The first day of summer was welcomed with some incredibly hot temperatures. You can either hide in your house and run the AC and every available fan or you can get out on the water. The latter sounds way more fun!

Our line of marine products will have you out there in no time. Whether you need to add some shade to your boat with a top, a cover to protect it when not in use, or need repairs made to your existing tops and covers, we can do it all. Because SugarHouse knows boats!

Look Cool, Stay Cool

Creating an attractive top for your boat is a strong skill for our SugarHouse specialists. So not only will your boat look cool, it will provide shade so you can stay cool. Boat tops and biminis provide shelter that can easily be put up or down. We have a variety of tops and biminis including:

  • Standard Bimini top: designed with premium Sunbrella marine fabric and a 3-bow metal frame with nylon fittings that easily installs and collapses when not in use. An optional storage boot is available to keep your bimini clean and protected when not in use.
  • Tower Bimini top: the most popular of the tops since they not only add value to the boat but keep your passenger cool while still towing a rider. This top is tall enough to allow you to stand and move around freely and range from 6-8 ft in length depending on the placement of the tower and customer preference. 
  • Wakeshade Bimini Extension: our brand new Wakeshade Bimini Extension is a universal retractable and removable bimini extension. It’s super fast and easy to mount and doesn’t need any drilling. It’s available in two sizes: 66” W x 62” L and 75” W x 62” L.
  • Convertible top: instead of a free-standing top, the convertible top attaches to the windshield of your boat. They cover a portion of the cockpit area while allowing stand-up clearance.
  • Camper Boat top: want a snug cabin on the water? The camper boat top encloses your vessel with quality marine canvas to expand the livable space on your boat and extend your use early/late in the season or at night.

Keep Your Boat Clean

Boat covers keep debris and dust out of the boat, repel water, prevent mold, and the list goes on. All of our boat covers are custom-made for a particular fit. 

Our snap-on covers are a great option for protecting your boat and gear while you are on the road. These covers can also be altered to fit custom frameworks and towers. 

You’ve probably seen tie-down covers before but ours are a little bit different. We reinforce them with heavy-duty webbing that creates a tight fit and doesn’t tear the material. The underside is also reinforced with heavy-duty vinyl on all the critical wear points.

Cinch covers provide a sleek look with a durable strap and ratchet fastening system. Like the tie-down cover, it has strong webbing so it creates a tight fit without tearing the material. 

In addition to new covers, we can also repair existing ones. Just let us know if you need a repair and we’ll be happy to help!

Replace Old Upholstery and Carpet

Is your marine upholstery outdated and worn-looking? Maybe you just need one piece fixed and don’t want everything replaced. We can do either! Our marine craftsmen are so precise with their work that your boat will look completely new again. 

We can also replace marine carpet. All work is sewn and completed in-house which means you are getting a true custom fit. 

Protect Your Accessories

We know how expensive a boat is and all the things that go with a boat. Our accessory covers can help prolong their use. 

  • Motor covers: made with Weathermax 3D, available in two sizes, 5-year warranty against fading.
  • Speaker covers: made with Weathermax 3D, 8”, 5-year warranty against fading.
  • Swim platform covers: made with solution-dyed polyester, bungee is sewn in the hem and other straps added for security, 5-year warranty. 
  • Sleeping pads: these pads give you a nice place to rest on long boating trips. They are perfect for both kids and adults. Available in sets of four or five. Size: 32” x 78” x 4”.

There’s definitely a reason why SugarHouse Industries is well-known in the boating world. We safeguard your investment with beautiful craftsmanship. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 to protect your boat and get out on the water!

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.


Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

June 2, 2021

Need a Father’s Day gift idea that’s memorable and will last? SugarHouse’s Verticool Drop Shades, Backyard Series Pergola, and Wakeshade Bimini Extension are great options. In addition to giving dad excellent shade solutions, you’ll be spending time with him and helping with some much-needed projects. Organize Garage and Patio Storage We all know it happens… Read More


Need a Father’s Day gift idea that’s memorable and will last? SugarHouse’s Verticool Drop Shades, Backyard Series Pergola, and Wakeshade Bimini Extension are great options. In addition to giving dad excellent shade solutions, you’ll be spending time with him and helping with some much-needed projects.

Organize Garage and Patio Storage

We all know it happens – our junk spills out of the garage into different patio and yard areas. Our first suggestion of what you can do for dad is to help him clean and organize those spaces. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

  • Decide what things should and shouldn’t be stored in the garage. Here’s a great article about things you shouldn’t store in there.
  • Take everything out of storage and start to purge. Donate or trash the things that you don’t need. 
  • Once you have decided what to keep, organize them in cupboards, containers, and other DIY storage solutions. There are so many creative ways to store things outside that end up looking really nice. For instance, you can make a garden tool rack out of an old shipping palate.
  • Get a broom and get to work. Sweep up any debris and then hose everything off. 

Close off the storage area from the outdoor living area. Use our Verticool Drop Shades to decipher the two spaces. Also, these drop shades can double as an outdoor movie screen! Dad will love that!

Build an Awning

Do you and your dad love building things together? Maybe you’ve always wanted to but don’t know where to start. Our Backyard Awning Series pergolas are available as a DIY project. What makes ours different from others on the market? The delivery and installation are frustration-free unlike other pre-fabricated kits from large-box retailers. 

The pergolas are designed to be mounted on any surface including a wooden deck, concrete slab, or in grass. Add a grill and it’s a perfect space for chef dad and all his summer BBQs. You can even add some Verticool Drop Shades down the sides to create even more shade. And if you want, there’s also a white-glove service available for set-up. Just in case you and dad want to sit back and enjoy a cold drink while we do the work for you.

Hit the Water

Another easy project that you can do with dad is install a new Wakeshade Bimini Extension on your boat. The Wakeshade is a universal, retractable, and removable bimini extension. It mounts in minutes with no drilling or customization required and folds compactly for storage. You can adjust the height to accommodate speakers, surf line, and lights. And you and dad can enjoy the shade on your boat all summer long! 

Other features include:

  • Available in two sizes: 66” W x 62” L and 75” W x 62” L.
  • High-strength canopy material with long-term color retention and tear-resistant qualities.
  • Hand-crafted in the USA.
  • 5-year limited warranty.
  • Made of high-quality anodized aluminum parts.
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We know one or more of these ideas will make this Father’s Day more personal. Give us a call at 801-563-9600 and we’ll give you a quote for Verticool. You can also order your Backyard Awning pergola and Wakeshade from us over the phone or online.

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.