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Retractable Awning

Definition

Sheet of canvas, or other similar material, stretched across a movable frame which can be extended outward to provide shade and cover outdoors.

Things you need to know

When in use, retractable awnings can reduce energy costs in the home by lowering the indoor temperature. They can also protect against sun damage inside the home.

Also known as

Retractable Canopy, Retractable Roof Overhang

Cost Considerations

Kits are available at various retail stores, but generally run small (4'x24'),and most are manually retractable. They run from $250 to $1,000. Retractable awnings that are motorized generally cost $1,000 to $4,000.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.