Awnings are one of the simpler home products to install, requiring very few tools. How long it takes to install a retractable awning depends on the installation professionals you work with. Generally, the installation shouldn’t take more than a couple of hours. Having professionals for the retractable canopy installation, especially if it’s motorized, is the best option and will ensure everything is done correctly the first time around.
The initial cost of the awning, including the installation, will vary based on factors such as:
Whether it’s motorized or manual.
What type of material the awning consists of.
How big the awning will be.
To install the retractable awning, the installers will first take some measurements of the space in which you want to install your awning. Then they will install the anchors, which are the pieces that hold the awning in place when it retracts inward or outward. More measurements will help the professionals ensure the awning is positioned correctly and evenly.
Once it’s installed, your retractable awning is ready to use straight away. If you’ve opted for a manual model, the installers can show you the right way to retract it. For motorized awnings, you will likely receive a small remote control with which you can move the awning as far out as you please.
Many retractable awnings will include the installation within the overall cost. It’s a good idea to request a free quote when available so you have a better idea of how much you can expect to spend.