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$2,415
Typical Range
$1,237 - $3,595
Low End
$400
High End
$5,500

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On average, installing an awning costs $2,415. The price for most homeowners is between $1,237 and $3,595. Expect to pay between $250 and $3,500 for the canopy alone.
Awnings offer shade or and shelter for an outdoor area. They're typically built over a window, door or patio. Installing an awning is a terrific addition to any outdoor space, increasing its use even in adverse weather.
While it's not too difficult to install, a reputable professional can improve the process. A pro can recommend the best choice for your home and your needs, and installation should go quickly. Hiring an expert will increase the cost to install an awning by $100 to $400.

Awning Price List by Type

The product itself will cost between $250 and $3,500. That wide range has to do with the many types of awning available. A small canvas canopy has a much lower price than a large, motorized alternative.
Awning Price by Type
TypeCost
Canvas$300 - $700
Metal$250 - $800
Non-Rollup$250 - $500
Manual Retractable$500 - $1,500
Mechanical/Motorized$2,000 - $3,500
Portable$100 - $400

Canvas Fabric

Canvas awnings cost between $300 and $700. The material is durable and can add some decoration as well as shade. It offers the most customization of all options above, through various shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. But if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, it might not be able to withstand the additional weight of rain or snow. Canvas works best above windows and smaller patios.

Aluminum/Metal

The cost to install an awning made out of metal are priced from $250 to $800. It tends to be stronger than canvas and lasts longer. The downside is that there will be less visual customization possibilities compared to canvas. Aluminum and other metals work well for larger spaces, such as doors and patios.

Non-Rollup Awnings

Non-retractable products range between $250 and $500. They can be canvas or metal and are common above windows and doors. The upside is a low price. The downside is a lack of flexibility. Once you install this product, you will not be able to adjust it depending on the weather.

Retractable: Manual

Retractable canopies without any motorization range from $500 to $1,500. These canopies roll or fold up, depending on weather and preference. They're especially useful for patios, using either canvas or metal.

Retractable: Mechanical or Motorized

Retractable awnings that can retract automatically cost between $2,000 and $3,500. For many products, sensors figure out if the canopy needs to pull back dynamically based on the weather. Motorized options exist for both canvas or metal units.
This added functionality comes with a higher price tag. But if you live in an area with inclement weather, then it might extend the life of your canopy. You can eventually save money but need to decide if it's worth the initial investment.

Portable

The simplest option is a portable awning, which costs $100 to $400. These do not need installation but can simply stand where you need them. They're not as solid and are best for temporary use on patios and decks.
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SunSetter Prices

SunSetter products range from $800 to $2,500. This brand offers larger, retractable units made of canvas. SunSetter does not install their own products but works directly with local certified dealers to help homeowners. All canopies come with a 5-year limited warranty.

Sunesta

Sunesta is similar to SunSetter in price and type, offering retractable canvas patio awnings between $700 and $3,000. It offers more variety, including window and door options. A 5-year warranty is standard for all units and extends to 10 years for some high-end products.

Other Top Brands

Canopy Product and Installation Prices by Size
Typical SizePurposeTotal Cost
31 in x 24 indoor/window$200 - $500
44 in x 36 indoor/window$240 - $500
56 in x 48 indoor/window$400 - $700
8 ft x 210 ftpatio/deck$250 - $2,000
10 ft x 10 ftpatio/deck$300 - $2,500
10 ft x 20 ftpatio/deck$700 - $3,000
15 ft x 15 ftpatio/deck$600 - $2,600
15 ft x 20 ftpatio/deck$800 - $3,500

Average Awning Installation Costs

In addition to the product itself, actual installation will cost between $175 and $450. Per square foot, expect to pay $6 to $9. This includes hiring a professional, including potentially an electrician for the motor. A simple awning takes about one hour to install. A more complex retractable project may take up to five hours.

Patio vs. Deck vs. Window

The price for window and door canopies can go as low as $100 and caps at $400. These are simple products, and typically not retractable. They offer permanent shade and privacy.
Patio, porch, and deck awnings are similar in price at $600 - $3,500. They typically attach to your home's exterior wall but can be freestanding for some decks. Consider the possibility of this shading option as you plan and budget for building a deck or installing your patio.

Size

Per square foot, expect to pay $6 to $9 to install your awning. That price can change depending on the conditions of your home, the material you choose, and the size of space to be covered.
BrandPrice RangeProductsAvg. Warranty
Awntech$250 - $3,500window, patio, retractable, canvas, metal5 Years
ALEKO$150 -
$700
window, patio, retractable, canvasno warranty
Beautymark$300 - $2,500window, patio, retractable, canvas, metal5 Years
Americana Building Products$500 - $4,000window, patio, retractable, metal5 Years

Awning Curtains and other Shading Accessories

Some homeowners opt to install side curtains for added coverage from the sun, which cost $100 to $200. Try to install these as part of the original awning installation to save labor costs. In addition to regular curtains, you can also add mosquito netting, which typically ranges between $100 and $250.
Alternatively, you can opt to enclose your patio for a total price between $8,500 and $23,000. This is a more permanent option. It adds interior living space while still offering more connection to the outdoors than a regular room.

Permit

If you need it, a permit for the installation will cost between $25 and $100. Commercial buildings require a permit for awning installation. The same might be true in some residential areas if the canopy extends across your property line or more than 54 inches beyond your exterior walls.
Talk to your contractor to find out whether you need a permit. Regulations differ by municipality. Talk to your local municipal authority to find out details before you begin the project.
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Pros & Cons of Adding an Awning to Your House

This type of project comes with some significant benefits. But you will also have to consider potential downsides before starting the installation.
Pros
  • Reduced energy costs. Window awnings can reduce solar heat gains in the summer by up to 77 percent.
  • Less damage from sun, rain, and snow on your exterior walls.
  • Less damage from UV rays on your furniture, carpets, and curtains.
  • Rain shelter for people, sensitive plants, and patio furniture
  • Increased curb appeal for your home.
Cons
  • Potential to block or limit the view from your windows or patio.
  • Less natural light in your home, especially for non-retractable options.
  • Limited lifespan, especially for lower-quality canvas products.
  • Ongoing maintenance, cleaning, and repair costs.

Awning Installation ROI

An awning can add curb appeal to your home, particularly if it is motorized and retractable. However, it does not tangibly raise its value. Its benefits come through some of the advantages mentioned above, such as energy savings.
The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association estimates that this project can save up to $200 per year in air conditioning costs. Decreasing exposure to UV rays can increase the lifespan of your furniture. Given the relatively low price, this return can magnify the impact of your investment.
A canopy is less costly than enclosing your patio. Installing a sunroom, for instance, costs up to $20,000. But the costlier step also results in better ROI. A sunroom raises your home's value by $10,000 and more. All things considered, awnings are a low-cost way to save on energy costs and add living space to your home.
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DIY vs. Hiring a Pro

When installing or repairing your awning, you have to consider whether hiring a pro is necessary. For simpler products, you might be able to take on the project yourself. However, you will need to drill into your home's exterior walls, so be sure you know how to find the right spots. Motorized units often require professional installation.
For a DIY project, expect to pay similar prices to the above. However, you will save the $100 to $400 in labor you would otherwise have to pay a pro. Whether or not those savings are significant depends on your comfort and expertise in the installation process.
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Pamela Marcel More than 1 year ago
Info generic and not helpful 
Virginia Hard More than 1 year ago
Requested info on a patio cover, but info provided was for awnings.
myron sidie More than 1 year ago
info little vague and I will wait and tell you if they respond timely
Thomas Hornick More than 1 year ago
Have sun room (metal) two doors that I would like to have metal awning installed over. The estimate has a couple of issues. The cost is to vague, can not be accurate for just two doors metal awing. Need a more accurate method to estimate the cost of a job if you have a good description..
Jackie Lynch More than 1 year ago
General information, ball park of cost. Gives ideal of prices of installation cost
Joe Fazio More than 1 year ago
Very generic info. Have some separate estimates for Canvas and Aluminum. We already know the cost will vary. Thanks

Carol Kilpela More than 1 year ago
It was helpful. Thank you.
Ruth Lawrence More than 1 year ago
I already have the hardware, I just need the canvas replaced to match the new color scheme of the house.  I would hope it would be considerably less expensive.
p k Thomas More than 1 year ago
Too expensive.
Oliver Stone More than 1 year ago
At least worse case scenario.
Madelyn McClelland More than 1 year ago
very helpful thank you very much got to think on this one good day
Alan Wilson More than 1 year ago
I need someone to replace and install the fabric of a 21' awning which is attached to a Park Model RV that is parked in a permanent setting on private property (RV can't be moved).  I already have the fabric which I purchased from Camping World, but they only do installations at their service center.  I would like the work done asap (within the next two weeks---preferably next week).  Is anyone available or interested and what would you charge?
Kathy Warren More than 1 year ago
I will purchase the shade I need installation that is secure for a metal patio cover.
Marc Van Cleven More than 1 year ago
Very informative. Good place to start.
david yenchko More than 1 year ago
I have the awning , I need pricing for installation !!
Robert Hallsworth More than 1 year ago
I already own the awning. I need pricing for installation only.
Carol Harrison More than 1 year ago
Very helpful information. Thank you
Diane Marrah More than 1 year ago
Helpful information!
Herbert McCormick More than 1 year ago
it was very helpful. thank you
Theresa Crobar More than 1 year ago
What is shown for a simple job is way too expensive!!!!
EMMA HURD More than 1 year ago
It was very helpful.
David Taylor More than 1 year ago
This is very helpful, thanks.
clarence french More than 1 year ago
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RAY NAZERI More than 1 year ago
It was very helpful. Thank you

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