Fabric-covered awnings are decorative, practical accessories that improve a home's curb appeal while substantially reducing solar heat gains and summertime cooling costs. Homeowners may choose from fixed awnings or retractable models with adjustable arms, hand cranks or motorized controls.
|What you can expect|
|Range per awning:||$472.68||$614.74|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,418||$1,844|
Fabric Awning Cost
Cost of 6'-wide fabric awning with anodized aluminum frame and 3' projection. Fabric is UV-stable acrylic, and awning has closed sides. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs. 5-year warranty guarantees excellence.
Fabric Awning Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Mounting hardware will be laid out and installed, awning frame secured, and awning placed. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of installation site, and meticulous cleanup.
Fabric Awning Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, load transfer hardware, and connectors.
Fabric Awning Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
|cost to install fabric awnings|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per awning||$479.58|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 awning||$620.15|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 awning||$532.92 - $707.37|
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, awnings installed on windows with a southern or western exposure reduce solar heat gains by 65 to 77 percent. Light-colored materials are especially effective at reflecting the sun's rays. Awnings are also useful for shading sunny patios and decks while cutting down on the glare. Customers can choose from an array of solid colors as well as classic stripes and prints that complement their home's aesthetic. Nowadays, manufacturers use high-performance acrylic fibers that outlast canvas and UV-resistant dyes that prevent fading.
Available options and installation costs depend on the size of the window, the material and the type of frame. Prefabricated products are less expensive than custom designs, but there are size and style limitations. Likewise, fixed awnings are more affordable than crank-operated or motorized models, which give homeowners the ability to raise and lower the cover as needed. Installation costs and hardware requirements vary depending on the home's structure and whether the exterior walls feature bricks, siding or stone veneer.
Working with a professional ensures that the new awning looks good, functions properly and withstands the elements. Installers specialize in measuring doors and windows, fabricating covers and installing frames. They're also equipped to handle complex jobs that involve large retractable awnings and products that require assembly. Professionals can select suitable hardware that won't damage the structure and ensure the awning is properly vented to reduce unwanted heat gains.