Afterall, what is the cheapest way to cover a patio?
Purchase a patio umbrella for a cheap premade option that is easy to set up. This is the most basic and economic option to cover your patio. Get a patio umbrella that fits on your patio and is mobile so you can adjust it to block the sun as it moves, or shelter against light rain.
How big should an awning be?
The standard recommendation is for the awning projection to be 0.5m less than its width. The most common measurements for a patio awning are 3m width and 2.5m projection.
Mark the location of the awning on the side of the house, making sure it is level. Pop a caulk line to mark the position for the support brackets. Attach the brackets to the house even with the chalk line, making sure they are plumb. Lift the awning into place and bolt it to the brackets.
The national average cost of a covered patio is $4,000 to $12,000, with most homeowners paying around $8,500 for a 12' x 18' patio laid with pavers with an attached pergola cover. The low cost for this project is $700 for a 6' x 10' gravel patio with a sailcloth cover.
Roché recommends a pitch of at least 14° for patio awnings, which is adequate for encouraging rain to run off the surface without compromising too much head height or shading. The pitch is fixed in place by your installer.
How to Measure Projection of Awning; Measure the height of the window from the edge of the trim on each end. A standard projection (B) would be approximately half the height of your window. For example a window that measures 60" in height would have an awning that has a 30" projection.
To make sure you can get an awning that properly fits your caravan, you'll need to get the 'A' measurement. The A measurement is the distance from the ground up, all the way around your caravan's awning rail, and back down to the ground.
Two feet is the general maximum length for a typical roof overhang. This will protect a roof from most types of damage. Roof overhangs can extend farther than 2 feet, but beyond this length, they begin to lose structural integrity and require external support.
Patio covers are a worthwhile investment for any homeowner who spends time in their yard. They add elegance and value to your home, while providing shelter that allows you to enjoy the ambiance of nature. Most installations can be accomplished in a day!
Although it is a two-person job because of the width of most awnings, they are not heavy or difficult to install yourself. If you do not have room to mount one on the wall, mount it on top of the roof edge or hidden under the roof overhang.
Installing an awning costs $2,790 on average, or between $1,387 and $4,205. Expect to pay between $250 and $3,500 for the canopy alone. Retractable awnings cost between $2,000 and $3,500 including installation. Compare quotes from awning installers near you for the best price.
Once they are made, standard awnings can take anywhere from two hours to two days to install. Pre-assembled retractable awnings are generally lightweight and simple, so these awnings usually take less than one day to install.
Once the colder season comes, your awning can retract, letting the sunshine in and making your home heating costs a little lighter in the process. Between energy savings, long lifespan, and the benefits to quality of life that retractable awnings can confer, it seems safe to say that they're worth every penny.
Your retractable awning must be at least 8 feet from the ground, depending on level elevation, and how far your awnings would project, or extend. If your retractable awning is to be mounted over a swinging door, add another 10-12 inches for clearance space.