If you have a deck, patio, or other outdoor living space, you may want an awning to add some cover, shade, and protection from the weather. Awnings are a type of decorative roof used to cover an outdoor area. They may be fabric or metal, stationary or retractable, and can add versatility to your outdoor space.
Because awnings come in many different styles, sizes, and mechanical types, they have a wide range of associated costs. Metal costs more than fabric, for example, while a retractable awning may cost more than a stationary one of the same size and style. Labor for installing an awning ranges from $40 to $60 per hour for most installations. But retractable awnings may also need the additional services of an electrician to finish the job, at $65 to $85 an hour.