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Awnings have a lot to offer to the exterior of a home. They add an accent to windows and doors, shield an area from rain, snow, and sun, and frame an entryway. Awnings come in several materials, with metal awnings being a durable option with longer-lasting accents, particularly above windows and doors. Metal awnings are available in numerous styles, sizes, and shapes, which impacts the final cost. The average cost range for a metal awning is $400 to $1,200, with most homeowners spending around $808 on a custom-colored aluminum awning with ventilation panels, professionally installed.

Metal Awning Prices

Metal Awning Installation Costs
National average cost$808
Average range$400-$1,200​
Minimum cost$283
Maximum cost$2,403

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48”x30” weather-resistant aluminum awning, installed
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48”x60” custom-colored aluminum awning with ventilation panels, installed
Two 72”x72” custom-colored aluminum awnings with ventilation panels, installed

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The cost of installing a metal awning can vary greatly, depending on the project size and the material and style. Copper awnings are much more expensive than aluminum and steel awnings, and Juliet-style awnings tend to be pricier than simple canopy designs. Enter your zip code into our metal awning calculator to get an estimated average price for a typical aluminum awning installed in your area, as well as high and low prices.

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Metal Awning Prices by Material

Metal awnings come in roughly three categories - aluminum, steel, and copper. Each has its own cost per square foot and positive and negative attributes to consider:

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Metal awning prices

MaterialCost per Square Foot
Aluminium$4 - $6
Steel$8 - $15
Copper$90 - $120

Aluminum Awning Prices

Aluminum awnings are among the most common that you will find today. They are lightweight, inexpensive, and easy to work with and install. They come in a wide range of styles and sizes from contemporary to traditional. Aluminum dents and rusts more easily than other materials, and it is not quite as long-lasting. But when treated correctly, it can last for decades. Aluminum cost arounds $4 - $6 a square foot on average.

Steel Awning Cost

Steel can be either galvanized or stainless. Of the two, galvanized steel costs more but lasts longer without rusting. Steel is much heavier than aluminum, so it takes longer and costs more to install, but it will last longer and will not dent as easily. Steel is much less common than aluminum or copper, so you will not find as many styles. Steel costs about $8 - $15 a square foot on average.

Copper Awning Cost

Copper is the most expensive but also the longest-lasting metal for awnings. Copper has a timeless appearance that complements many architectural styles, and it can either weather naturally or be preserved with its original finish and luster. It can last hundreds of years without any maintenance. Because of its cost, it is usually reserved for small window and door awnings rather than larger patio awnings. It costs between $90 and $120 a square foot on average.

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Metal Awning Costs by Style

Awnings come in a wide range of styles, from flat patio covers to elaborate window and door awnings. Some styles require more material and workmanship than others, which increases their costs:

Metal awning costs

Awning StyleAverage Cost
Standard$200 - $500
Canopy$200 - $600
Concave$200 - $600
Convex$400 - $800
Eyebrow$400 - $1,000
Juliet$500 - $1,200

Standard Awning

A standard awning is mostly flat, coming off the building at a 45-degree angle. It generally has short sides to give it a more architectural look. Starting costs are around $200 on average.

Canopy Awning

A canopy awning is a cross between a standard and a concave awning. It has a 45-degree angle awning but with a slight upward curve to it. It may be mostly smooth or have a standing seam. They start at around $200.

Concave Awning

Concave awnings come out from the structure at a sharper angle and then curve upward in a slight bowl shape. They may have slight sides to them or be thin and made of a single piece. They have starting costs of about $200.

Convex Awning

Convex awnings are more traditional in appearance. They curve downward at the end, rather than up. They come off the building at closer to a 90-degree angle and have starting costs of around $400.

Eyebrow Awning

Eyebrow awnings get their names from their shapes. These are curved arches that look like an arched eyebrow when installed. They usually do not extend as far out as other awnings. Costs start at about $400.

Juliet Awning

A Juliet awning looks a little like a pool light. It is a curved awning that extends out on three sides, each curving upward at the end. They can be made of standing seams or flat, curved pieces. They have starting costs of around $500.

Labor Costs to Install a Metal Awning

Installers price the labor for metal awning installations in a few different ways, depending on factors like awning size, location, material, and whether it is a kit or custom awning. Some charge by the installation, with mid to large awnings costing around $200 - $300 to install. Others charge by the hour, with average hourly costs of between $40 and $60 an hour, with an estimated 3 hours to install each awning. The average cost to install an awning is around $130 in labor, out of the $808 total.

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Metal Awnings for Patios

While most metal awnings are installed above windows and doors, it is possible to get a metal awning for a patio as well. Frequently known as a patio roof or patio cover, these are generally cantilevered from your home over your patio. They require the metal awning itself and footings, brackets, and supports. Typically, metal awnings of this size are done in a standing seam style and can be concave, flat, or convex in shape. They have total costs closer to $2,000 - $3,000, installed.

Metal Awning for Front Door

Many people choose to use metal awnings above their front door instead of other entryway coverings like roofs. Awnings help shield the door from rain and snow while also adding architectural detail to the area. The cost of a metal awning for a front door is not much different than for windows, assuming an awning of roughly 48 inches in width. Most cost between $800 and $1,000, installed.

Fabric vs Metal Awning

Metal is not the only material that can be used to create an awning. Fabric is also a commonly used material that is lightweight and less expensive. Fabric awnings are usually made of both a metal frame and fabric. They weigh and cost less but do not last as long as metal awnings. They cannot handle the weight of rain or snow, and the fabric often fades quickly in the sun, so they need to be replaced more frequently. The average cost of a fabric awning is around $100 - $600 installed, with most people paying about $300 for a standard awning, compared to the $800 for a metal awning of the same size and shape.

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Enhancement and Improvement Costs

Motorized Metal Awning

While not as common as motorized and retractable fabric awnings, motorized metal awnings exist. They expand when needed and pull tight against the house when not in use. They work slower than fabric models and typically have starting costs of around $800 just for the awning. Additional costs for the motor and installation brings the total cost closer to $2,000.

Steel Posts

For large or heavy metal awnings, you may need to purchase support posts to hold the weight. These are generally made of steel for strength, and they add about $100 - $300 to the project total.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Metal awnings come with a range of bends or seams in the panels. The more bends, the stronger the awning, but the more expensive it will be. For example, flat awnings are less costly than W-style pans.
  • Some locations have weight or wind requirements for awnings to withstand things like snowfall and high winds. Check with your installer to see what requirements may be necessary for your area.
  • Most awnings come in a wide range of colors and finishes. This allows you to customize the appearance of your awning and have it match your home’s exterior.
  • Awnings block sunlight from entering your house. Therefore, if you want more daylight in the winter months, remove the awning and remount it in the spring. This does not damage the awning, but it can be a hassle to take care of yearly.


  • How much do aluminum awnings cost?

Aluminum awnings have a range of costs, depending on the size and style. Installed, they average $808​.

  • Can aluminum awnings be painted?

In general, yes. This depends on the awning, however, because some have been powder coated and should not be repainted.

  • How long do aluminum awnings last?

This depends on the manufacturer and the climate, but most last 20 years or more.

  • How much weight can an aluminum awning hold?

This depends on the style, size, and gauge of the awning, but it is not uncommon for them to hold 60, 80, or more pounds.​​

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

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