Retractable Awning Costs

Installing a retractable awning will allow you to choose between enjoying open skies or taking cover. The extended 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 retractable awning depends upon the awning size, its strength and quality of mechanisms, the awning fabric material and its treatment, and the 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.

Retractable Awning: manually operated, 8' wide x 6' deep

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: medium-duty lateral arm retractable awning; solution dyed acrylic fabric, anti-microbial yarns, UV and water resistant coatings. Includes mounting material.$630each1$630
+ Labor Cost$34per hour3$102
Total Cost$732each1$732


Retractable Awning: manually operated, 12' wide x 10' deep

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: heavy-duty lateral arm retractable awning; solution dyed acrylic fabric, anti-microbial yarns, UV and water resistant coatings. Includes mounting material.$1,087each1$1,087
+ Labor Cost$34per hour4$136
Total Cost$1,223each1$1,223


Retractable Awning: with motor and remote control, 14'wide x 10'deep

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: heavy-duty lateral arm retractable awning; solution dyed acrylic fabric, anti-microbial yarns, UV and water resistant coatings. Includes mounting material and simplest electrical connection.$1,413each1$1,413
+ Labor Cost$34per hour5$170
Total Cost$1,583each1$1,583


Retractable Awning: with motor and remote control, 16'wide x 10'deep

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Awning: heavy-duty lateral arm retractable awning; solution dyed acrylic fabric, anti-microbial yarns, UV and water resistant coatings. Includes mounting material and simplest electrical connection.$1,740each1$1,740
+ Labor Cost$34per hour5$170
Total Cost$1,910each1$1,910

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.
  • The simplest electrical connection assumes a suitable electrical outlet is in place. The price will go up if an electrical circuit must be put in place.

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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