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Find the Best Awning Companies in Richmond, VA

Richmond residents can use awnings year-round. In the summer, an awning helps you enjoy the outdoors and save money on cooling costs. In the winter, a sturdy awning can protect your property from weather damage. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the product selections and customer reviews of 28 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the best awning installers in Richmond.

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Types of awnings in Richmond

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When deciding what types of awnings best suit your needs, consider several factors, including maintenance, adjustability and placement. Some popular types of awnings in Richmond include:

  • Retractable awnings: This style of awning can be opened or closed at will. Also known as roll-up awnings, they can be operated manually, by motor or even by automatic weather sensors.
  • Aluminum awnings: These are a sturdy, though less customizable option. They provide excellent shade and require almost no maintenance. However, some people don’t like their looks or lack of adjustability (almost all aluminum awnings are also stationary awnings).
  • Stationary awnings: Also called fixed awnings, stationary awnings attach to the wall of your home or business and are not adjustable. They are sturdy, though more prone to wear because of their constant exposure.
  • Commercial awnings: Commercial awnings provide a visual draw for your business, as well as protecting your staff and customers from the weather.
  • Window awnings: This type of awning adds character to your home while also shading the interior to lower energy bills. They're sometimes called spear awnings since metal spears hold the fabric shade.

Maintenance levels depend on what materials you choose, so look for a shade made from metal or a machine-washable, water-resistant fabric. Once you know what kind of awning you want, you can move on to evaluating offerings from specific companies in Richmond.

Many Richmond awning companies manufacture their products in-house and offer installation, but maintenance and repair are harder to find. When researching awning companies, look for businesses that offer warranties or money-back guarantees. Then, read reviews to make sure your chosen company has a good reputation.

Awning prices in Richmond

In Richmond, the cost of awnings typically starts around $250 for basic, fixed models, but prices can go over $5,000 for larger, retractable units. Your chosen materials and features also affect the overall price, though. The prices of retractable awnings are generally higher than fixed awning prices due to their more complicated designs. The cost of a retractable awning also depends on whether you choose a manual or motorized model.

Be sure to ask companies whether you qualify for any savings programs, such as military or senior discounts. You can also inquire about financing options.

Richmond awnings FAQ

What is a window awning?

A window awning is like any other type of awning, but it sits above a window. Window awnings shade the inside of your home to lower your cooling costs and block potentially harmful UV rays.

How much does an aluminum awning cost in Richmond?

Aluminum awnings in Richmond cost between $250 and $800. The exact cost depends on your size and customization preferences, but even high-end metal awnings can be worth the cost since they last much longer than fabric awnings.

How far can a retractable awning extend?

Retractable awnings extend between 5 and 15 feet. When determining the size you need, consider the area you’re covering and you want to fit beneath the awning.

Richmond awning installation company information

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SunSetter

SunSetter offers a wide selection of residential awnings. Its motorized retractable awnings come in standard and XL sizes, and the company’s Pro awnings have a Weatherbreaker Panel as extra protection. It also offers manually operated retractable awnings as a more cost-effective alternative. SunSetter backs all its products with a warranty, but terms vary depending on the product you choose.

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Apple Door Systems

Apple Door Systems sells awnings for decks, patios, windows and doors. The company offers over 200 Sunbrella and Sattler fabrics and seven awning models. You can choose full-featured awnings or more affordable entry-level models. The company’s awnings come with a manufacturer’s warranty, and it also installs commercial awnings. Apple Door Systems has two locations in Richmond, including one in West End and one in Chesterfield at 2700 Pocoshock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235.

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Capitol Awning

Capitol Awning manufactures ShadeCaster retractable awnings, but the company also carries aluminum, door, window and deck awnings. Its website offers an online color picker app, which allows you to browse Sunbrella fabric colors. These awnings come with a 10-year parts and labor warranty, and they’re guaranteed to withstand winds of up to 40 miles per hour. Capitol Awning operates out of 5004 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23230.

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A&A Awnings and Storm Shutters

Unlike the dealers on this list, A&A Awnings and Storm Shutters manufactures all the awnings it sells. The company uses Sunbrella fabrics and durable GORE-TEX thread. Customers who want a more affordable option can choose highly customizable fixed awnings. A&A Awnings and Storm Shutters serves all of Virginia and North Carolina.

A&A Awnings and Storm Shutters

Awnings by Bigley & Hogshire

Awnings by Bigley & Hogshire offers fabric, aluminum and retractable awnings from brands such as SunSetter, Somfy, Sunbrella and Trivantage. It has 12 retractable awning models to choose from. Customers can request a free site visit and price quote. Manufacturers’ warranties are included with the purchase of an awning. Awnings by Bigley & Hogshire operates in Richmond and throughout Northern Virginia.

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Watkins Awnings

Watkins Awnings designs, fabricates and installs fixed metal awnings and fabric awnings for commercial and residential needs. All its fabrics come with a five-year warranty. The company provide a free on-site visit and post-installation inspection to make sure the work meets your needs. Watkins Awnings serves Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and Charlottesville.

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Roberts Awnings

Roberts Awnings sells a variety of residential awnings. The company uses fabrics from Sunbrella and Ferrari to give you a highly customizable appearance. It also manufactures products in-house, provides awning repairs, and offers free estimates. Roberts Awnings serves a wide area of Virginia from its office at 1791 Midway Ave., Petersburg, VA 23803.

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Atlantic Awning

Atlantic Awning sells residential and commercial awnings in a variety of styles, fabrics and colors. The company provides window, door, patio, retractable, fixed and metal awnings. Customers can request a free, no-hassle estimate. Atlantic Awning operates out of 12631 Oaklake Crest Way, Midlothian, VA 23112.

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American Awning

American Awning carries door awnings, window awnings, Sunair retractable awnings and other awnings. The company’s most popular options include the bubble awning, also known as a dome style, and the retreat awning, designed for year-round patio use. The company also installs commercial awnings. Visit American Awning’s shop at 1687 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA 23139.

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