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Awnings are installed to offer shade or a thin roof for an outdoor area. They're typically installed over a window, door or patio. Installing an awning is a great addition to any outdoor space, and one that could increase the use of your patio. While it's not too difficult to install an awning, it would help to work with a reputable professional. They will be able to recommend the best option for your home and your needs, and installation should go quickly. Once you find a professional, there are a couple of common factors that will affect the cost to install an awning.

Canvas or Metal?

Awnings usually come in either canvas or metal. Canvas awnings will keep the cost to install an awning low because the material is affordable. Canvas is also a durable option, and can add some decoration to the area. These offer the most customization and come in various shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. However, if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions, like rain or snow, then it might not be able to withstand all that weight. The cost to install an awning made out of metal won't be much different from canvas, but they are extremely strong. The downside is that there will be less customization with the looks of a metal awning.

Awning Types

Awnings can be retractable, which means they can be rolled or folded up. Retractable awnings can also be automatic, meaning it would be motorized, or manual. Sensors will determine if the awning needs to be pulled back based on the weather. Motorized awnings are pretty cool, but come with a higher price tag. But if you live in an area with inclement weather, then this might extend the life of your awning. This would eventually save money in the long run, but you need to decide if it's worth the initial investment.

Awning Accessories

Some homeowners opt to install side curtains for additional coverage from the sun. This shouldn't add too much to the cost to install an awning, but it's smart to include this from the get go.

Size of the Patio

There are a ton of types of awnings out there. The cost to install an awning would be more for a full patio than for a window or door. The bigger the space you hope to cover with your awning, then the more the project will cost.
Overall, the cost to install an awning will depend on the type of awning you want, if it will be motorized, and how big of an area you want to cover. However, awnings can help to decrease energy costs by shading openings into your home, by shielding parts of your home from damage from the elements and by sheltering from the sun. Just make sure to talk to at least three professionals to ensure you find someone that you trust and who can help you design the best awning for your home.


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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
it was helpful.
RAY NAZERI More than 1 year ago
It was very helpful. Thank you

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