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Aluminum Porch Awning

An aluminum porch awning is very popular. Awnings in general are affordable, easy to install, energy savers, and provide protection for you and your porch furniture from the weather.



Aluminum is an excellent choice as compared to other metal awnings as it is less expensive, requires almost no maintenance, and comes in a variety of colors.


Small yellow home with aluminum porch awnings
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Advantages of Aluminum Awnings

  • An aluminum awning can be attached to almost any exterior and is fixed or stationary. However, retractable models are available (for more on retractable awnings see our Porch Awnings section).
  • Most are easy to install and can be assembled with a few tools. Some manufacturers include how-to videos. Unless you have a unique location or structural issue, installation for someone who is "handy" with tools should be able to install aluminum awnings.
  • Aluminum porch awnings are relatively affordable due to competition in the market place
  • Colors are baked into the aluminum so they will resist fading or flaking.
  • Weather protection. Porch awnings will protect not only your and your family from adverse weather but also add protection for your porch furniture. You'll be able to enjoy your porch even more!
  • Potentially save on energy. The Department of Energy advises that awnings can reduce solar heat gain by up to 65% for southern exposures and 77% for western exposures. This may also allow you to use your air conditioner less during the hot summer months.

Ranch-style home with aluminum awnings


Disadvantages

  • Aluminum and metal awnings cost more than fabric awnings (but require less maintenance and are more durable)
  • Although you will have a choice of colors and styles, fabric awnings have considerably more options












Aluminum Awning Design Options

Here a few awning design options from Screen Houses Unlimited to give you some examples of what may be available. These particular awnings are made with extruded aluminim framing for longevity and durability.

aluminum awning options from ScreenHousesUnlimited.com
Sample options by Screen Houses Unlimited



If You Need a Local Contractor

Please remember these are do-it-yourself awning kits. However, you could hire a local contractor on your own to install the awning if you need installation assistance. You can use our handy Find a Local Contractor Form if you are in need of such help.





Metal Porch Awning and Copper Porch Awning

In addition to aluminum porch awnings, a metal porch awning is also an option. Metal awnings are an excellent choice if you live in areas with more severe weather or have commercial facilities that get more use. They are also a very good choice for front porches. Many people choose a metal awning for carports for their vehicles or motor homes.

Copper awnings, although more expensive, would add value and great curb appeal to your home. It will last forever and you can match it to complement your home's architecture.




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