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How Much Does It Cost to Repair Awnings?

Low
$150
Average Cost
$600
High
$1,400
(replacing the motor and arm on a retractable awning)

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Awnings make great additions to homes, businesses, and RVs. Most awnings are designed to last 10, 15, or 20 years with regular maintenance, but they sometimes need repairs to look and operate at their best. There are many types of awnings and different areas that may require repairing, which leads to a wide range of associated costs. Most homeowners spend between $200 and $1,000 on repairing an awning, with most spending around $600 to replace the motor and arm on a retractable awning.

Awning Repair Costs
National average cost$600
Average range$200-$1,000
Minimum cost$150
Maximum cost$1,400


Awning Repair Cost by Project Range

Low
$150
Installing new brackets and reattaching the frame to the home
Average Cost
$600
Replacing the motor and arm on a retractable awning
High
$1,400
Replacing the fabric on a patio-sized awning

Awning Repair Prices

There are various areas on the awning that may need repair, which leads to a wide range of costs:


Awning repair prices

Awning Repair Prices


Awning RepairAverage cost
Repair Remote Control$37.5
Repair Motor$130
Replace Remote Control$35
Attach Frame to House or Window$110
Repair Lateral Arm$140
Replace Brackets and Strings$200
Repair Frame$325
Add Sun or Wind Sensor$325
Add Protective Hood$425
Replace Frame$625
Replace Motor$475
Replace Fabric$1,275
Add Screening$1,400


Awning Fabric Replacement Cost

One of the most common repairs for awnings is the replacement of the fabric. If the motor, frame, brackets, and other components are working well but the fabric is ripped, torn, worn out, or stained beyond cleaning, the fabric may need to be replaced for the awning to look its best.

Awning fabric replacement costs vary tremendously based on two things - the fabric and the size of the awning. Awnings can be made from many materials, including cotton canvas, polyester, and acrylic-coated cotton or polyester. And each of these often come in assorted colors and patterns. Some awning fabrics are available in more than 200 colors.

For this reason, there is usually a range in pricing for the fabric from $6.50 a square foot for more basic fabrics and solid colors to $10 a square foot for heavier fabrics and intricate patterns. For a 10-foot by 10-foot awning, costs range from $650 to $1,000 just for the material, with larger awnings costing more.

Installation costs for removing the old awning and stretching and installing the new awning range from $50 for small window awnings to $200 for large, patio-sized awnings.

Repair vs Replacing Patio, Window, and Rv Awnings

Many things can break or require repair or replacement on an awning, and some may not make sense to repair. For example, most remote controls cost less to replace than to repair.

The same is true for many full awnings. If the cost of repairing the affected awning will cost as much as or more than a new awning, consider investing in a new awning to get the new warranty on the fabric and frame. This makes the most sense for older and stationary awnings because the added costs for a retractable awning tend to make them more expensive to replace, meaning repairs may be the most cost-effective option.


Man repairing patio awning


Enhancements

Removing Old Pieces

Sometimes in the repair process, you need to have part or all of the awning removed. This could be to facilitate a repair, in which case it will be rehung, or for a replacement. Depending on the type of awning and which part needs to be removed, it can cost between $20 and $50 in labor on average.

Additional Considerations

  • Awnings need to be kept clean, and all working parts should be kept lubricated to ensure that the awning continues to work and look good long term. Have your awning cleaned at least once yearly. Some heavily used awnings may require more frequent cleanings, while commercial awnings need cleaning monthly.
  • Awning repair costs vary depending on the time of year, as well as the size, material, and location of the awning.
  • It can be tempting to try to repair your awning yourself with a repair kit. This may keep your awning more functional in the short term, but if you plan on selling your home in the future, you may want to consider a professional repair job to maintain the aesthetics of the awning.

FAQs

  • Can awnings be repaired?

In many instances, motors, frames, brackets, sensors, and fabric can be repaired for less than the cost of a new awning.

  • How much does it cost to replace a fabric awning?

If you replace only the fabric, expect to pay between $6.50 and $10 a square foot. Replacing the entire awning costs between $300 and $4,000, depending on type and size.

  • How much is a new awning?

Awnings have a wide range of costs depending on the type, size, material, and location. Expect to pay between $300 and $4,000 for most awnings.​​

Cost to repair an awning varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.
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Cost to repair an awning varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.