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Awning Installation Costs

One method of saving money on air conditioning actually predates the invention of air conditioning. By blocking direct sunlight, awnings can reduce the need for air conditioning. Many awnings are designed so that they can be retracted in the fall or winter, and extended again in the spring or summer. Depending on where you live, you may be able to hire an awning service that will install the awnings, and then extend and retract them seasonally.

National Install an Awning Costs

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National Install an Awning Costs
Average reported cost $2,246
Number of Cost Profiles 937 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $120
Maximum reported cost $5,000
Most homeowners spent between: $1,583 to $2,638

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If incorporated into remodeling plans, awnings can help address the issue of too much sunlight. You may find them an attractive option if you want to enhance the curb appeal of your house. The overall cost of your awning project will depend on many factors, including material, total square footage, how many windows you want to awn, whether they are motorized or remote-controlled and whether you want side curtains.

A typical awning for a typical window on a house will cost $300 to $700, depending on size. This includes the frame and retracting mechanism as well as assembly hardware and installation brackets. A non-retractable metal awning could cost $500 to $800, depending on which metal you decide to use. You can save money by applying mildew-resistant treatment, as cleaning will cost $40 to remove discoloration. A motorized retractable awning for a patio can cost $2,500 to $3,500. Side curtains cost between $100 and $300 a set.

An awning service will quote installation costs as part of a service contract. If you decide not to use an awning service for either installation or maintenance, and you don't want to install them yourself, you will need to hire a carpenter on your own. Carpenters get paid $60 to $70 per hour, and may take about one hour to install an awning. This includes measurement, which is an important component of the installation. It is easy to make errors when placing the brackets or to install the awnings so that they are not centered above the window. If you have a motorized retractable awning installed, you will need to hire an electrician so that it is wired properly and up to code. An electrician will charge $60 to $70 per hour, but will usually get the job done in an hour or less.

Last updated on May 5, 2016

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