Metal Awning Costs

Installing a metal awning will help protect you, your family, and your windows, doors, and patio space from rain, snow, and sun.

You will find that the cost to install an average metal awning depends upon the awning size, its strength, the quality of finish, and labor rate. In the following tables the Labor Cost figures are what the able DIY person should expect to save by performing the complete installation.

Metal Awning: 48" wide x 42" deep; economy aluminum door canopy

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: medium-duty, aluminum frame and white painted panel awning; rain gutter front edge; includes mounting hardware.$220each1$220
Mounting material: anchors, caulk, tape, screws, siding repair, etc.$9each1$9
Equipment and Material Cost$229each1$229
+ Labor Cost$34per hour3$102
Total Cost$331each1$331


Metal Awning: 48"wide x 42"deep; decorative aluminum door canopy

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: metal standing seam awning; includes mounting hardware.$402each1$402
Mounting material: anchors, caulk, tape, screws, siding repair, etc.$11each1$11
Equipment and Material Cost$413each1$413
+ Labor Cost$34per hour3$102
Total Cost$515each1$515


Metal Awning: 18' wide x 10' deep; decorative aluminum patio cover

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: metal standing seam awning; includes mounting hardware.$1,645each1$1,645
Mounting material: anchors, caulk, tape, screws, siding repair, etc.$55each1$55
Equipment and Material Cost$1,700each1$1,700
+ Labor Cost$34per hour5$170
Total Cost$1,870each1$1,870


Other considerations and costs

  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

  • Snow-load capacity is included, and must be considered in awning selection.

  • A project of many units would deserve a reduction of these single unit prices.

DIY considerations

  • The work may be suitable for DIY. Installation labor is three to five hours per unit.
  • The awning is wall mounted requiring a drill and anchors, and the skill to use them.
  • The work may be atop ladders or scaffold that will increase the price and safety risk.

References

  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.

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