The amount of time that it will take to craft and install awnings is an important consideration for those that wish to add an awning to a home or business. Waiting until the last minute or underestimating the amount of time that awning installation will take can hamper a business opening or have other adverse consequences. There are several factors that may impact how long an awning takes to install.
Awning Size Considerations
Awnings that are small and simple in design are faster and easier to install. These types of awnings may take a few hours or less to install. Awnings that are larger or contain several pieces may take several days to install and may pose more difficulty.
Awning Complexity and Assembly
Once they are made, standard awnings can take anywhere from two hours to two days to install. Pre-assembled retractable awnings are generally lightweight and simple, so these awnings usually take less than one day to install. Metal and fabric awnings may take slightly longer, but the complexity of the design and the size of the awning will typically dictate the ease and speed of the project.
Custom Made Awnings
If a home or business owner requires a custom-made awning, the awning itself may take anywhere from several weeks to several months to craft before installation is even possible. Awning professionals will usually be able to give customers a time estimate based on the number of other projects and the intricacy of the desired awning.
Awning professionals will also be able to set up an installation date and let customers know how long installation will be expected to take after the awning has been crafted. It is best to work with a full-service awning company so it is not necessary to consider the schedules of multiple companies when estimating awning installation time.
Occurrence of Errors
Errors during installation can have a large impact on the amount of time that an awning takes to install. Errors may also cause damage to equipment that can set an awning project back. For best results, awnings should only be installed by professionals.
Weather and Seasonal Issues
Storms and extreme temperatures can be unpredictable. These weather considerations may make it necessary to delay an awning installation. If it is not possible to delay an awning project, strong winds and precipitation may increase the amount of time needed to install the awning beyond expectations. If possible, it is best to plan awning installations for months that are generally mild and to allow flexibility in scheduling in case of storms or high winds.