There are a number of different types of awnings available for a variety of purposes. They can be purchased in various styles, colors and sizes. Some awnings are designed to shade windows and doorways while others cover larger areas such as a patio or parking space. Awnings are manufactured for homes, boats and RVs. Awnings can be found in premade sizes, or they can be customized. They are constructed of both canvas and metal. Canvas awnings often have more detail and are easier to customize. Metal awnings cost more and don’t have as many options for customization but are much more durable. The cost of installation is comparable for both types.
Awnings can be stationary or retractable. Retractable awnings allow them to be extended or drawn back either manually or automatically with motorized controls. Though a bit more expensive, the retractable option can extend the life of the awning. Any additional features included with the awning should be considered when calculating the awning cost. Side curtains can also be installed to add more shade. The awning may not come with all of the hardware needed for installation, but the cost should not exceed more than a few dollars. Awnings are relatively simple to install, but larger, more complex structures may require a professional. Even for a smaller job, a professional service can usually install the awning much more quickly and efficiently.
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Premade metal awnings usually have a price range between $100 and $600. They can typically be purchased from a home improvement store such as Home Depot or Lowes. Premade metal awnings designed for windows are available in dimensions of 2 to 4 feet in width by 3 to 4 feet in depth and cost between $100 and $300. Midsized dimensions of 4 to 6 feet in width by 3 to 4 feet in depth will typically cost $200 to $400. Premade awnings large enough to extend the size of a patio will often cost around $600. The price of a customized awning is usually quoted by the square foot. Customized awning prices are often seen advertised for around $6.50 per square foot, but with all of the additional items include, the average cost will be closer to $9 or $10 per square foot. A customized 10 foot by 10 foot metal patio awning will cost between $900 and $1000.
Premade stationary canvas awnings can also be purchased at home improvement stores for between $100 and $650. The purchase usually includes the fabric awning frame, supports and assembly hardware. Installation hardware s purchased separately. Premade canvas awnings designed for windows are available in dimensions of 2 to 4 feet in width by 3 to 4 feet in depth and cost between $100 and $300. Midsized dimensions of 4 to 6 feet in width by 3 to 4 feet in depth will typically cost $200 to $400. Premade awnings large enough to extend the size of a patio will often cost around $650. Do it yourself awning kits are available in a limited styles and sizes and cost between $120 and $250. Customized canvas awning prices can be as much as $11,500. Canvas awnings require frequent cleaning. The average cost of cleaning a 4 foot by 10 foot awning is between $20 and $40.
A premade manual, retractable awning can be purchased for $250 to $1000. Typical dimensions are between 4 feet and 24 feet in width and 27 inches to 12 feet in depth. It should include an awning cover, frame, retracting mechanism, crank, hardware and installation brackets. The cost of a premade motorized awning is between $1,000 and $4,000. The purchase usually includes the awning cover, motor and remote control, frame, installation brackets, and a manual retraction crank. Some may also include a weather sensor that will automatically retract the awning in high winds or severe storms and extend it in clear weather. Customized retractable awnings range between $2,000 and $11,500. The larger the awning, the more it will cost.
RV awnings are available at camping supply stores, department stores such as Sears and RV retailers. All are retractable but some are manual and others are motorized. The awning cost will be between $120 and $2,500 but does not include hardware, tie downs or awning mat. Typical RV window awnings range in size between 2 feet to 6.5 feet in width and include 18 inch to 40 inch extensions. They cost between $120 and $250. A manual RV patio awning is usually is typically 8 feet to 25 feet wide and costs between $250 and $550. Motorized awnings are priced anywhere from $500 to $2500.
Prior to shopping for an awning, measure the area where it is to be installed to ensure there is enough clearance both vertically and horizontally. Consider the climate where the awning is to be installed when making a selection. Harsh weather and storm prone areas will require a more durable awning. A professional can advise the best awning for a specific size or style window or door.