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How Much Do Awnings Cost To Repair?

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$626
Typical Range
$277 - $986
Low End
$90
High End
$1,800

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On average, expect to pay about $626 for your awning repair. Exact costs typically range from $277 and $986, with some homeowners paying as much as $1,700 for the project. There are many different types of repair, so the relative cost will depend entirely on what is being repaired.
Potential problems can range from electrical to motor issues. A simple rip or snag in the fabric is easier to repair than replacing an entire motorized system. Especially for major issues, it makes sense to hire a pro to ensure a lasting fix.

Replacing Awning Parts

Cost of Individual Parts
PartPurposeMaterial PriceRe-Installation Cost
Fabric ReplacementProtects from the elements$250 - $700$100 - $300
Aluminum StripsProtects from the elements$100 - $300$100 - $250
Retractable ArmPulls canopy in and out$30 - $200$50 - $100
Manual Worm GearRetracting mechanism for manual units$50 - $200$50 - $100
Automatic Retractable MotorRetracting mechanism for automatic units$100 - $400$100 - $200
BracketsFasten canopy to wall$20 - $50$100 - $150
SpringsKeep canopy tightly stretched$50 - $150$50 - $150

Fabric Replacement Prices

Replacing the fabric on your canopy ranges from $350 to $1,000 including installation. You will need to replace the vinyl if it's severely ripped and no longer protects the area underneath from the elements.
Depending on the situation, you might be able to only replace parts of the fabric for lower cost. For larger tears or fraying around the edges of the awning, there really is no long-term repair other than to replace the canopy.

Aluminum Awning Strips

Aluminum awning can be repaired through replacement of individual strips, which costs between $200 and $550 including labor. This is an essential step to take if your awning leaks.

Manual Retractable Arm

The arm both holds your canopy and makes sure it can retract manually. A new retractable arm might be as little as $80. Units that support large canopies are more expensive, up to $300.

Manual Worm Gear

A worm gear, which acts as the mechanism to retract a manual canopy, costs between $100 and $300 to replace. When it breaks, you will not be able to move the unit. Replacement is typically your best option.

Automatic Retractable Motor

Replacing the motor can cost between $200 and $600. While small issues are fixable, most motor problems call for replacement. Depending on the brand, motor replacement might include a new retractable arm, as well.

Brackets and Springs

Brackets fasten the canopy to the wall, while springs make sure it is tightly stretched even when fully extended. Both are relatively small parts in the larger unit, and cost between $50 and $100 each including labor. However, they are essential in the use and structure of the awning.

SunSetter Shades

SunSetter parts are on the high end of the above ranges, between $100 and $700 for replacement parts alone. The brand recommends using its own parts to repair your awning. SunSetter will also recommend approved contractors for the re-installation, with costs varying based on project.

Removing and Discarding Old Pieces

You can discard old metal and fabric awning parts at your local transfer station for minimal fees, usually less than $20. Professional part replacement typically includes removal and disposal costs. For motorized parts, check with your transfer station for proper disposal.
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Fixing Parts

Fixing individual parts of your awning will cost between $100 and $500. It's a good choice for minor issues in cases where the individual parts can still function.

Electrical Problems

Repairing an electrical problem will cost between $80 and $250. This range includes materials and hiring an electrician. If you have a retractable awning and the mechanism isn't working correctly, the problem could be electrical. This could be a minor electrical issue like a blown fuse or a short.
If other electrical devices on the same circuit aren't working, wiring is the issue. If they are working, the problem is elsewhere.

Motor

Repairing the motor ranges between $150 and $500. Your awning not retracting could be an issue with the motor, which could need replacement or repair. Motor issues range from minor to major. For major issues, replacement is typically your best option.

Rolling Mechanical Arm

Repairing minor problems with the mechanical arm costs as little as $80, including labor. However, because of the low cost of a new part, replacement is best for any issue beyond a small or cosmetic fix.

Rips, Leaks, Snags or Fraying

Fixing a small leak or rip in your awning fabric ranges between $100 and $400 including labor and materials. If the needed repair is a cosmetic one, then how you decide to repair it will affect the budget. For small tears, you could choose to simply have them patched, a minor cost that lasts a short while. For larger tears or fraying around the edges of the awning, there really is no long-term repair other than to replace the awning.

Stains on Wood

When your wood awning stains, you might need to clean it through a pressure wash at a price between $100 and $150. In some cases you will need new paint or stain which costs between $1 to $5 per square foot or $100 to $500 for a 10x10 foot surface area.

Valance

Repairing the valance on your canopy is typically a minor cost, between $50 and $150. The process is similar to rips, leaks, snags, or fraying in the awning itself. Larger patches can get more expensive.

RV Awning Replacement Parts

When the canopy on your RV begins to fail, replacing individual part often makes more sense than a completely new product. The cost of repair will depend on the exact parts you're looking to replace.
Cost for RV Awning Replacement
PartCost
Mounting Plate$100 - $200
Spring Arm$130 - $300
Motor$200 - $500
Lead Rail$300 - $700
Professional labor for re-installation will increase that price. Talk to your RV dealership to get an estimate depending on your exact problem.

Replacing vs. Repairing Patio, Window or RV Awnings

Installing a new awning makes sense in some situations. Plan with a budget between $1,200 and $3,600. Like with other repairs, this investment makes sense when repairs are more expensive than a new unit. Patchy looks or other cosmetic changes can reduce your home's curb appeal, and might be another reason for complete replacement.
Repairs of individual parts can also compromise the integrity of the structure. Minor repairs are not a problem. But when you have to repeatedly take on major projects, the price tends to multiply. Three major repairs in five years cost more than a single replacement.
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DIY vs. Hiring a Pro

Taking on awning repair by yourself can save between $50 and $400 of total project cost. The major reason is labor. You pay less if you don't have to hire an awning professional. However, consider the following downfalls of a DIY job:
  • Lack of expertise can result in damaged awning or danger for those underneath it.
  • Improper repair can lead to leaks and breaks in the canopy.
  • Shoddy repair work can be more expensive in the long run than one professional job.
  • An incorrectly applied canvas repair kit or tape can cause further rips and tears.
  • The cosmetic outcome of an obvious patching job can decrease the aesthetic.

DIY Repair Kits & Canvas Tape

A kit to repair your canvas will cost between $20 and $100. You can buy it at most home improvement stores. However, this type of kit only works for small patches in the vinyl itself, not for larger repair projects. Most kits are limited to holes that are 6 inches in diameter or less.
An even simpler solution is canvas tape, available for $10 to $20 online and at most home improvement stores. This tape simply repairs tears and punctures, but not actual holes. It does offer enough strength to hold your vinyl together.

Tips for Hiring a Repair Service in Your Area

Professional awning repair only makes sense if you hire the right experts. Labor costs will vary based on the type of repair you need and the professional you choose. Your budget may also be affected by whether or not the professional can come to your home to do the repair or will need to remove the awning. These 5 tips can help you make sure that once you spend the money, you know the job will be done right.
  1. Get multiple quotes from local contractors.
  2. Look for customer reviews and other proof of credibility online.
  3. Check with your awning brand for approved contractors.
  4. Understand the scope and price of your project before you hire a pro.
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candice wright More than 1 year ago
Just be very deligent and get at least 3 estimates . also you have to feel a connection with the person you hire . if you can't communicate, exchange ideas, express concerns about cost or changes you may end up displeased. they are there to make money of course as their skills are of value or you wouldn't have to hire anyone you would do it yourself. they may be considered blue collar but where would we be without our blue collar professionals. Give them respect they deserve and they will treat you fairly and honestly as they exist on referrals. Yes there are ones that don't work like that but that is where your having a could connection comes in. Usually you can get this with the first visit. Good luck

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