How much does an awning cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much does an awning cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much does an awning cost?

$200 – $3,000installed (manual)
$1,000 – $6,000installed (motorized)

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$200 – $3,000 installed (manual)

$1,000 – $6,000 installed (motorized)

Get free estimates for your project or view our cost guide below:
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Awning cost by size

Awning installation costs $200 to $6,000, depending on the size and type. A manual hand-crank awning costs $200 to $3,000 and a motorized awning costs $1,000 to $6,000 installed. Professional installation costs $100 to $1,000, with the highest rates for large, motorized units that require more labor to install.

Awning cost by size
Size (width) Manual awning installed cost Motorized awning installed cost
4’ or less $200 – $460 $400 – $660
6’ $300 – $650 $550 – $950
8’ $320 – $1,000 $1,300 – $2,200
10’ $370 – $1,200 $1,700 – $2,700
12’ $400 – $1,300 $1,900 – $3,300
14’ $1,000 – $1,800 $2,000 – $3,500
16’ $1,300 – $2,000 $2,300 – $3,800
18’ $1,800 – $2,600 $2,700 – $4,600
20’ or greater $1,900 – $2,900+ $3,100 – $6,000

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Awning installation cost by type

Awning installation cost by type
Type Average installed cost*
Freestanding/portable awning  $100 – $400 (No installation required)
Non-rollable awning  $250 – $950
Canvas/fabric awning  $200 – $3,500
Metal awning  $250 – $1,800
Manual retractable awning  $200 – $3,000
Motorized retractable awning  $1,000 – $6,000

*Prices include professional installation except where noted.

Freestanding/portable awning cost

Freestanding awnings cost $100 to $400 for materials and do not require any installation. Portable canopies are easy to set up and relocate to provide shade where needed and are easily stored in the off-season.

Non-rollable awning prices

Non-rollable awning prices range from $250 to $950 with professional installation. These non-retractable, fixed awnings are typically installed over doors or windows to add curb appeal, shade the windows from the sun, or provide shelter in the doorway.

Canvas / fabric awnings cost

Canvas awnings cost $200 to $3,500 installed. The polyester or cotton fabrics used for canvas awnings come in a variety of colors and designs to match any style. Fabric awnings offer good shade at a budget price but tend to mold and deteriorate over time.

Metal awning installation

Metal awnings cost $250 to $1,800installed. Metal awnings are made of durable stainless steel, naturally corrosion-resistant aluminum, or costly copper that develops a beautiful patina over time.

Manual retractable awning cost

A manual retractable awning costs $200 to $3,000 installed. Manual hand-crank awnings are made of canvas or aluminum and can be rolled up when not in use, extending the life of the awning.

Motorized retractable awning cost

A motorized retractable awning costs $1,000 to $6,000, including professional installation. The mechanical unit retracts the awning automatically with an app, button, or remote.

A modern house with a retractable awning over the backyard deck.
A modern house with a retractable awning over the backyard deck.

Patio/deck vs. window/door vs. RV awning costs

Awning cost by installation location
Location Average cost installed
Patio / Deck / Porch  $600 – $6,000
Over door or window  $200 – $500
RV awning  $500 – $2,500

Cost to install awning over door or window

The cost to install a small awning over a door or window is $200 to $500. Door awnings provide shelter from the rain while you're unlocking the door. Window awnings provide shade to keep the house cooler in the summer months.

RV awning replacement cost

RV awning replacement costs $500 to $2,500 for heavy-duty vinyl or acrylic fabric awnings.

  • Laminated vinyl fabrics are water and mildew resistant.

  • Acrylic fabrics are breathable woven cloth, allowing air circulation for quick drying and cooler temperatures under the cover.

Commercial awning cost

Commercial awning installations often include more expensive custom awnings featuring the company logo and drawing attention to the space. Prices vary depending on the size and style. Commercial installations require permits costing $25 to $100.

Labor costs to install an awning

Labor costs range from $100 to $400 for small, manual awnings and $400 to $1,000 for large or motorized awnings requiring more installers and time to mount. Some installers charge a flat-rate installation fee, while others charge by the square foot or an hourly rate.

Factors that impact the cost include:

  • Labor –Awning installation costs $6 to $9 per square foot or $13 to $25 per hour on average.

  • Materials – High-quality fabrics and frames with a metal front panel for structural support are more costly but last longer.

  • Permits – A residential installation does not require a permit, but check with your HOA or local municipality about whether awnings are permitted in your neighborhood.

Awning accessories prices

Adding awning accessories increases the material and installation costs but gives you a more customized awning to suit your home’s needs. Commonly added accessories include:

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  • Heater – A small hanging heater costs $150 to $300, while an infrared heater mounted to the canopy frame costs $500 to $2,000. Adding heat increases comfort and makes the space usable year-round in cold climates.

  • Wireless controls – An indoor wall-mounted wireless switch kit costs $75 to $125,plus the cost to hire an electrician to install the kit.

  • Lighting –Adding LED lighting costs $25 to $225 and makes the space more usable after dark.

  • Side curtains – Installing side panel curtains costs $100 to $300 and adds privacy and shade to the area.

  • Mosquito netting – Installing mosquito netting costs $100 to $250 to keep the space bug-free.

  • Speakers – Mounting speakers on the awning costs about $200 to start, with prices increasing for more quality sound systems.

  • Weather protection – A weatherproof or vinyl cover costs $50 to $150 and an aluminum awning hood costs $800 to $1,000 to extend the life of the awning.

  • Sensors – Wireless wind sensors cost $200 to $275 and retract the awning automatically when wind speeds reach a preset level.

  • Permanent enclosure – A patio enclosure costs $70 per square foot on average, to partially or fully enclose the space for privacy and protection from wind, rain, and bugs.

Awning prices by brand

Awning brand prices
Brand Average price* Warranty length
ALEKO $150 – $700 1-year limited
Americana Building Products $200 – $4,000 10-year limited lifetime
Awntech $250 – $4,000 5-year limited
Beauty-Mark $300 – $2,500 5-year limited
Sunair $2,000 – $5,000 5-year, 8-year, or 15-year limited, depending on the frame model
Sunesta $700 – $4,000 10-year limited
SunSetter $800 – $7,000 5-year limited on SunSetter Series, and 10-year limited on Platinum Series

*Not including installation.

SunSetter awning installation cost

A SunSetter awning costs $900 to $5,000 installed, depending on the size, model, and features. SunSetter uses water-repellent Woven Acrylic and 100% waterproof laminated fabrics and offers awnings with a manual hand crank or motorized awnings operated by remote control.

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Pros and cons of awning installation

Awning installation pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Keeps the home cooler, saving up to $200 per year on utilities
  • Protects furniture, curtains, and carpets from damaging UV rays
  • Provides shelter from the sun, rain, and snow
  • Enhances the home’s appearance
  • Requires frequent cleaning to prevent mold and mildew
  • Sun- and rain-damaged materials require replacement
  • Blocks natural light from the house
  • Blocks the view from the patio or window

Awning installation FAQs

Do awnings add value to your home?

An awning adds value to your home by creating additional outdoor living space. Awnings can also add curb appeal, making your home more attractive to potential buyers.

Where to buy an awning

You can buy an awning at most home improvement stores or directly from an awning company or authorized dealer.

How long does an awning last?

Most awnings last from 5 to 15 years with proper cleaning and maintenance.

How long does it take to install an awning?

A retractable awning takes 3 to 5 hours to install.

How much wind can an awning withstand?

An awning can withstand winds between 20 and 25 mph. Retract the awning when wind speeds exceed 25 miles per hour to avoid irreparable damage.

Getting estimates from awning installers

When hiring an awning installer, be sure to:

  • Look for an awning specialist that has been in business for 5+ years.

  • Choose companies that are licensed, bonded, and insured.

  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Get at least three estimates with similar materials and features to compare.

  • Beware of selecting the lowest quote as quality may suffer.

  • Get a detailed estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before the work starts.

  • Never pay in full before the work begins. Follow a payment plan and do not make the final payment until fully satisfied.

Questions to ask

  • How many awnings have you installed in the last year?

  • Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?

  • Can you provide a list of references with contact information?

  • Do you charge by the square foot, an hourly rate, or a flat-rate fee?

  • What size awning do I need for my patio or deck?

  • Do you recommend a manual or motorized retractable awning and why?

  • How long will the installation take?

  • Is there an installation warranty, and if so, what does it include?

  • What kind of maintenance does the awning require?

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