Wherever you install an awning — over a window, patio, door, deck or porch — there are benefits for your home or business. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best awnings in Indianapolis so you find a company offering customized design, fair pricing and professional installation.
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Awnings are popular across Indianapolis. Homeowners in Carmel and Fishers put up deck awnings to relax and entertain friends in the shade. Business owners in Fountain Square and Broad Ripple have door awnings and window awning with signs and patio awnings that add commercial space.
There are many awning benefits. Awnings in Indianapolis:
Make temperatures underneath cooler by 10 - 20 degrees
Protect your skin, furniture, carpets, flooring, artwork and other belongings from sun exposure and damage
Prevent heat entry into your home, reducing energy consumption and lowering utility costs
Keep snow, ice and rain away from entryways
Increase your property’s curb appeal and raise its value
If you’re considering purchasing an awning in Indianapolis, look for a well-reviewed awning company that makes the type of awning you want. Most awning companies offer free in-home consultation to discuss products and pricing. Ask these questions:
How long has the awning company been in business?
Does the company manufacture its own awnings?
Why types of awnings are available?
What about add-ons? (e.g., lighting, wind/sun sensors)
Can you customize awning design?
How long does it take to get an awning?
How much does an awning cost?
Are there financing options?
How does awning installation work?
What is the awning warranty?
How long will an awning last?
Types of awnings
Awnings in Indianapolis are either fixed, retractable or free-standing.
Fixed awnings, also called stationary awnings, are permanently attached to a property year-round. Window awnings and door awnings are fixed awnings. Some deck awnings, patio awnings and porch awnings are fixed awnings.
Retractable awnings open and close at the user’s discretion. There are motorized retractable awnings with remote control and manually operated retractable awnings with hand cranks. Retractable awnings are popular choices for decks and patios.
Free-standing awnings can go anywhere there is a flat surface — a backyard, deck, front lawn or next to a pool — and provide protection and shade. Free-standing awnings can be motorized or manual.
Awnings in Indianapolis are made from metal, fabric or a combination of both. Metal awnings, often made with aluminum, are known for their strength, durability and weather resistance. Fabric awnings, which can be vinyl, acrylic or canvas, are highly customizable for design and may be waterproof or water-resistant, flame-resistant and nearly 100% UV-blocking.
Awning installation in Indianapolis
You may be able to install an awning yourself using directions from the manufacturer. Other awnings require professional installation.
When purchasing an awning in Indianapolis, make sure you ask about installation. Some awning companies include professional installation in the awning cost; others make it available for an extra cost.
SunSetter is the biggest manufacturer of deck and patio awnings in the U.S. Choose a retractable or motorized awning with woven acrylic or laminated fabric, which come in different colors and patterns. Awnings come with a 90-day money-back trial and five-year limited warranty. Customers like SunSetter’s payment plan, which divides awning cost into five interest-free installments.
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