Cost to Install a Canvas Awning
Find how much it costs to install a canvas awning by doing it yourself compared with the cost of hiring an installer. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.
A canvas awning adds more than a pretty face to the exterior of a house. While its color and depth add interest and appeal to a door or windows, an awning also does a good job of protecting interior window treatments, carpets and furnishing from harmful sun rays. You'll find specialty canvas awnings installers listed in the Yellow Pages under "Awnings & Canopies." You can buy them in 4-, 6- and 8-foot widths, and ready-to-install yourself at home centers. To find them sold online, use a search engine like Google, and type "canvas awning" in the search box. At www.sunsationalshades.com you'll find a large selection of canvas awnings and instructions to see what's involved installing one.
A canvas company will charge $318 to install a 4-foot-wide canvas awning over a door. You can buy the awning for $160 and install it yourself and save 50 percent. Most awnings come with a frame made of galvanized metal piping rods and hardware. If it's a retractable awning, there's also pulley hardware included. To make the installation, you'll need an electric screwdriver, carpenter's level and two ladders - one for you, and another for a helper to stand on and hold the awning in place.
The job involves measuring the width to ensure you order the appropriate size awning, and then assembling the frame and canvas and fastening it to the house.
National Average Cost
Install a Canvas Awning
- DIY 70%
- PRO 30%