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Fabric Awning Cost


How Much Does a Fabric Awning Cost?

 
low costDIY Kits: $120-$250average costPremade: $100-$650high costLarge, Custom: Up To $11,500
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Fabric awnings shade decks and patios, help to keep homes cool by deflecting sun from windows, and create intimate spaces at doors. They can be created in every color of the rainbow, purchased in standard or custom sizes and prints, and made to be stationary or retractable. Fabric awnings work well to accent the doors and windows of both homes and business buildings.

Typical costs:

  • Pre-made, standard color or print stationary (non-retractable) fabric awnings cost $100-$650. Stationary fabric awnings are sold at major home improvement stores such as Home Depot[1] and Lowes[2] . Smaller fabric metal awnings used to shade windows, often sized 2-4 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep, usually cost $100-$300. Midsized premade fabric awnings, at sizes 4-6 feet wide by 3-4 feet deep, often cost $200-$400. Larger premade patio awnings can cost up to $650.
  • Do-It-Yourself awning kits, such as those sold by EasyAwn[3] , offer limited sizes and styles of unassembled awnings. These kits cost $120-$250.
  • Custom-made fabric awnings in larger sizes can cost up to $11,500.
  • For information about retractable fabric awnings, see How Much Does a Retractable Awning Cost.
Related articles: Metal Awning, Retractable Awning, Awning, Handyman

What should be included:
  • A standard pre-made fabric awning should include the fabric awning, metal frame pieces, all support pieces, assembly hardware, and installation brackets. Installation anchors (screws) are not included.
  • Fabric awnings from reputable manufacturers will probably include a limited warranty for five to ten years on the frame and the fabric of the awning. The warranties may cover different parts of the awning (fabric, frame) for different lengths of time.
  • Stationary fabric awnings are often sold unassembled. Check with the retailer to determine whether a specific brand and model is delivered fully assembled or assembly required.
Additional costs:
  • Screws or other installation anchors are not typically included with fabric awnings. Expect to pay at least $5 for hardware.
  • Fabric awnings require regular cleaning and maintenance to remain attractive and functional. For information about the cost of cleaning awnings, see How Much Does Cleaning an Awning Cost.
  • Most home improvement stores do not offer installation for fabric awnings either with purchase or as a separate service. Check with a local contractor or local awning retailer for estimates on installation for a stationary fabric awning.
  • Manual and simple motorized retractable awnings can be installed by a handyman or general contractor. For more information about finding a handyman, read How Much Does a Handyman Cost
Discounts:
  • SunSetter[4] and other online awning retailers offer discount codes to people who register on their websites.
  • Most stationary fabric awnings are relatively simple to install. To save on installation costs, install the awning as a do-it-yourself project according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Shopping for a fabric awning:
  • Before purchasing a fabric awning, measure the door, window or patio area to be shaded. Be sure to include clearances (space above and to the sides) of the window--some awnings require almost a foot of clearance around the door or window.
  • Consider the climate before selecting a stationary fabric awning. Fabric awnings can be damaged by high winds and heavy snows. Colored fabric awnings can sometimes fade when exposed to intense sunlight. Manufacturers such as Sunbrella[5] offer limited warranties against fading fabrics.
  • To learn about the basic styles of awnings, and which style works best over different sizes and styles of doors, windows and patios, see the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association [6] (PAMA) website.
  • Fabric awnings can be used to shade home or business windows, deflecting sunlight and saving on energy (air conditioning) costs. The federal Department of Energy[7] provides information to help determine the best awning for energy-saving value.
  • Check with local, reputable contractors and handyman service providers to find an experienced awning technician. Check with the Better Business Bureau[8] to be sure that local awning retailers and installers have a good business reputation before placing an order or making a purchase.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.homedepot.com/Doors-Windows-Awnings-Stationary-Awnings/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xglZbbug/h_d2/...
  2.  www.lowes.com/pl_Awnings+%26+Accessories_4294823027_4294937087_
  3.  www.easyawn.com
  4.  www.sunsetter.com/checkout/customer_information.asp?pathId=factorydirect
  5.  www.sunbrella.com/
  6.  www.awninginfo.com/home_awning_types.html
  7.  energy.gov/public-services/homes/windows-doors-skylights
  8.  www.bbb.org/en/us/search
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