Cover and Protect with Custom Covers

August 31, 2021

Labor Day typically signals the end of summer. With cooler temperatures closing in on us, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your patio and outdoor valuables properly. One of the most important ways to do that is to cover furniture, A/C units, etc. with a custom canvas cover.  In addition to custom covers, we’ve… Read More


Labor Day typically signals the end of summer. With cooler temperatures closing in on us, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your patio and outdoor valuables properly. One of the most important ways to do that is to cover furniture, A/C units, etc. with a custom canvas cover

In addition to custom covers, we’ve got some ideas on how you can welcome fall.

Invite Fall Into Your Backyard

Fall is one of the best seasons to spend time outdoors. Not only can you spend more than five minutes out there without breaking a sweat, but it’s also beautiful! The colors of the changing leaves and the flickering lights of firepits will give you all the feelings. 

To enhance the fall vibe in your backyard, consider some of these ideas:

  • A few autumn-colored pillows on your chairs around the firepit. Maybe use a couple of cozy throws for anyone who wants to cuddle up on cool nights.
  • Who says you can’t party outside after Labor Day? Fire up that grill and throw a welcome fall party. Use fall decor (grab those pumpkins!) and a game of touch football to round out the evening.
  • Add some fall lanterns and other lighting around your seating area. There’s nothing more satisfying than a great conversation with family and friends with a little lighting that is comforting and not blinding.

Then, when you realize you can’t let outdoor living go with summer, call us for a Louvered Roof or another awning to help you extend your season even more!

Prepare Your Valueables

You’ve probably spent a lot of time and money making your outdoor space perfect for you. It’s a great idea to properly prepare your investments for the colder weather. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Spray off patio furniture and deck.
  • Winterize sprinklers, fountains, and any other water features.
  • Drain hoses to avoid splitting.
  • Store outdoor tools to avoid rusting and possibly losing them in the snow!
  • Winterize your A/C unit. You can do this by turning off the power, cleaning, and inspecting it.
  • For gardens, Better Homes & Gardens has a very detailed list of how to prepare plants, lawns, and vegetable gardens.

Protect with Custom Covers

Now that you have your furniture and other assets cleaned up and winterized, let’s protect them with a custom canvas cover. You may ask why you need a custom cover when you can just throw a big blue tarp over it, right? Let’s go over the benefits.

First of all, the fabric is heavy-duty, commercial-grade construction which makes it extremely durable and tear-resistant. It also has dimensional stability that prevents warping. You’re going to want something that is UV and mildew resistant and prevents condensation. This breathable canvas cover does! And since it’s fade and stain-proof, it will stay looking nice for a long time. With a 7-year warranty plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you won’t have to worry about needing to pay for a replacement if anything goes wrong.

Our custom canvas covers are not only made in the U.S.A. but right in our facility by our skilled craftsmen. That is another huge benefit of having a custom cover done – it will fit perfectly! You won’t worry about how to tie down a tarp to prevent it from coming off or lifting in the wind. Our team will measure and pattern around your furniture, grill, hot tub, etc. so everything is snug. For A/C covers, we have both custom and stock covers available.

So what all do we cover? Pretty much anything you can think of. Here are a few examples:

  • Furniture – tables, chairs, benches, etc.
  • Firepits.
  • Hottubs.
  • Fountains and other water features.
  • Outdoor kitchens including pizza ovens.
  • A/C.
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We also cover UTVs and ATVs, trailers, etc. Take a look at our gallery to see more examples of custom cover work. Then give us a call at 801-563-9600 to get a quote on your project.

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.


A Chat with Sugarhouse Presidents

April 22, 2021

Our 80th Anniversary Celebration continues with a chat with our current president, Mike Peterson, and SH’s former president, Walt Peterson.  We asked Walt what he thought his dad, and SH founder, would think of celebrating 80 years in business. This is what he shared with us: In 1991, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sugar… Read More


Our 80th Anniversary Celebration continues with a chat with our current president, Mike Peterson, and SH’s former president, Walt Peterson. 

We asked Walt what he thought his dad, and SH founder, would think of celebrating 80 years in business. This is what he shared with us:

In 1991, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sugar House Awning and Canvas Products.  My father, Walter Peterson Sr. was then 87 years old and I remember talking with him about what an amazing thing it was to see his little startup business reach that milestone.  He worked many long, hard days to keep the business afloat in the early years, and was justifiably proud to see the fruits of his efforts.

To celebrate those 50 years, we ran a large newspaper ad and invited customers and friends to come to celebrate with us.  We were then located in Sugar House, at 2005 South 1100 East, in a 10,000 square foot building.

Fast forward another 30 years and here we are celebrating our 80th anniversary.  The company has re-branded itself as SugarHouse Industries, reflecting the very diverse nature of our goods and services.  I’ve never doubted the business would continue to carry on and even thrive.  The leadership at SugarHouse is very much focused on caring for the employees (SugarHouse family) as well as providing world-class products and service to its customers.  I just couldn’t be any prouder of the company today.

Watch the interview below to hear Walt’s first memory of working at SugarHouse, what it has been like to pass the business on to his son, and other memories of the last 80 years.

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.