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Shade Selects are louvered roof systems
made of durable aluminum that will never rust or rot.

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  • They are designed to provide the protection of a patio cover, awning, or built in roof - with the freedom
    of a pergola as well.

  • Offered in both motorized and manual systems, the louvered roof system can be opened to let in light and air - and closed to keep out rain and harsh conditions.

  • The louvers can tilt open to angle of 130º and can tilt shut to 0º - any intermediate position can be maintained, allowing you to control the shade to light ratio and maximize your time sitting outdoors, enjoying your patioscape throughout the year.

Shade Selects address all the issues in one that alternatives attempt to solve.

  •  A fixed roof can withstand the wind and rain—but on nice sunny days when you want to enjoy the natural sunlight (and natural heating), you are left wanting.

  • A canvas awning can partially protect from the rain, but it cannot withstand high winds and it is subject to sun rot.

  • An open vinyl pergola or lattice patio cover lets the sunshine in but leaves your patio space, deck, outdoor furniture, and entry pathways completely exposed to the rain.

  • Shade Selects allow you to easily adjust the angles of the louvers. This means on rainy days, you can convert the pergola into a roof, and on early summer mornings you can open the louvers and let the natural sunlight pour in. Enjoy the best of every option in one solution!


the original all-season adjustable louvered patio cover and roof system

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  • Accommodates wind loads up to 140mph in open or closed position

  • Can accommodate snow loads over 40lbs per square foot

  • Variable design can be curved or angled, not restricted by exterior frame

  • Fits on almost any existing sub-structure including wood, steel, or aluminum

  • Available with manual opener or with low voltage motor and remote

  • Established company; 30 years on the market

  • Available with wind and rain sensor

  • Best warranty coverage on the market

  • Shade when you want it or direct natural sunlight on those cold winter days when you need it

  • Indirect lighting, providing a friendly light atmosphere without direct sunlight

  • 100% shade and ventilation, providing a cool breeze on those hot summer days

  • Rain protection

  • The only company that offers durable Roll-Formed or heavy-duty extruded louvers to fit any budget

  • Available in standard white and adobe, with outer colors available for special order

  • Made of 100% aluminum, maintenance and corrosion free

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Looking for some info from our manufacturer? Visit Solara's website today or call Valleywide's office to speak to one of our team members.


The open and close feature isn’t the only thing that makes Shade Select adjustable patio covers stand out. The versatility and durability throughout the seasons makes these especially ideal for Idaho. These patio covers divert rainfall onto your lawn or garden area, leaving your patio furnishings protected. Shade Selects are geo-located to take into account the wind ratings and snow loads within your region.




Shade Select patio covers are water tight — the greater the slope when installed, the better waterproofed the patio cover will be. Our project coordinators & install team will take this into account in the design & installation.



Wind rating

These patio covers are built to withstand at least 90 mph and can be engineered to withstand up to 120 mph. The average wind rating for patio covers in the United States is 90 MPH, areas with 110+ MPH wind ratings are hurricane areas located around the coasts.


Snow load


Our generic engineering is designed to hold up to 30 pounds psf (per square foot) of snow. For example, if you have a 20×15 patio cover (300 square feet), our system is designed to carry up to 9,000 pounds on your cover. If the snowfall ratings in your region require a heavier per square foot allowance, Shade Selects can deliver. These patio covers have been installed by our manufacturer for over 25 years and have even seen snow in the Swiss Alps! Valleywide has built them in places such as Aspen, Colorado, and Angoon, Alaska! Once the snow has melted from your patio cover, open your Shade Select to get back to enjoying the pleasant warm winter sun.

These are pictures from one of our Shade Select installations in Aspen, Colorado — snowy on the first day and sunny on the last. Now this customer is ready for the rain, wind, and snow in their region!


  • Made of maintenance-free, recyclable aluminum; easily cleaned with just soap and water

  • Energy efficient—lowers cooling, heating, and lighting costs

  • Catches the natural rain water which can be stored or diverted to your garden or lawn

  • Protects your patio deck, furnishes, appliances, and pets from the weather

  • Our unique Eco-friendly cover also has a lifetime limited warranty

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Standard Roll-Formed Louvers:

Our durable roll-formed louver has the best strength to weight ratio in the industry and has been installed on thousands of covers all over the world. Not only is our roll-formed the most economically priced adjustable louvered patio cover available, it has also been on the market for 30 years, fitting an array of designs and shapes. 


Heavy-Duty Extruded Louvers:

Our extruded louvers have double the thickness of our roll-formed and are the most competitively priced extruded louver on the market. Shade Select extruded louvers come standard with a UV resistant seal, specially designed to offer additional rain resistance and accommodate even heavier snow loads.

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Our standard pricing is based on our standard Shade Selects. However, we’re well versed in knowing that each customer’s needs and desires are different in creating their outdoor space. That’s where our ability to customize comes into play!

We can go big or go small with these; we can even do window coverings! They can be rectangular, wavy, or curved. They can be custom ordered in a variety of colors (though special ordering colors does take longer for us to receive). They can be mounted on the pre-existing structures, including wood, steel, or aluminum. Let your project coordinator know if there is a serious customization request that you have for your installation!


The patio cover roof can be divided into two separate controlled sections. This way when you are having a barbecue, the roof louvers over the grill can remain open (letting the smoke out), while your guests can sit under the closed section enjoying both air and shade!

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Below are some additional pictures of our Shade Select roof systems/patio covers!
To view our full photo gallery, click here. To view our videos, click here.
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