Choosing the Right Awning Installer: What you Need to Know

December 28, 2015

​Adding an awning or other shade structure to your home is an investment. Doing your due diligence and finding the right installer is essential. After all, an awning is meant to last and finding the right company to do the job requires more than just a quick google search.

Slide on Wire Awnings

Here’s a quick list of things you should know, do, or ask before you hire a company:

  • Licensed & Insured: Use a licensed and insured contractor/awning installer, they know what they are doing.
  • Location: Make sure the awning shop has offices near you so it’s easy and convenient for you when it comes to communication and installation.
  • Reputation: Be sure to check the company’s references on a reputable site or talk to friends and family who might have used the installer for their home improvement project.
  • Do Call the Company for Info.: Calling in and asking if the company has a show floor, a variety of fabrics and products, and just to ask any other questions you might have is always a good thing to do before you hire someone to come and do work on your home.
  • Know How Much you Want to Spend: Set a budget and make sure you stick to it.
  • Check your City or Homeowner ‘s Association Guidelines: Be sure that your city or homeowner’s association allows you to install an awning either in the front or back yard or on windows. Each city and association have different rules and regulations. So check with them first before you buy.

Finial Awning

  • Ask the Following: Do have your questions, thoughts, comments and concerns ready to ask. Here are some questions you can start off with:
    • Are you licensed and insured?
    • Do you offer warranties on your products?
    • How long will it take to install an awning?
    • Do you have a payment plan option?
    • What kind of fabrics do you use? (This is important since your awning is made of a specialty fabric, you should use a top quality product to help ensure your shade structure will last).
    • Do you have a help/service hotline if I have any questions after installation?

Retractable Arm Awning

  • Know what Kind of Awning you Want: There are a variety of shapes and sizes of awning and shade structure products. Do your research and see what suits your taste. Also remember your awning installer can help you choose the right product for your needs.
​Now that you know a little more about how to choose an awning installer, let us know how we can help you with your next project.  For more information about awnings and other shade structures, contact us today. You can also visit us at You can also call us if you have any questions at 800-654-5933. Or email us at