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Find the Best Awning Companies in Baltimore, MD

In Baltimore, awnings can protect you from potentially harmful ultraviolet rays and keep you dry and comfortable when it rains. The Baltimore Sun has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing the style selections and customer reviews of 36 businesses and choosing nine favorites from the best awning installers in Baltimore.

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Types of awnings in Baltimore

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Awnings provide several benefits for Baltimore homeowners. They protect you from the elements, allowing you to utilize your outdoor space more often, and they can even lower your energy bills by blocking sunlight from entering your home. However, these benefits can vary depending on the style of awning you select. Here are some types of awnings worth considering:

  • Retractable awnings, also known as roll-up awnings, can either be closed by hand or using a motor. Because these units retract, it’s easier to keep them safe in case of a bad storm.
  • Aluminum awnings are a sturdier choice that’s capable of standing up to harsh weather. However, these awnings are usually fixed in place, and some Baltimore residents don’t like their looks.
  • Commercial awnings extend over the front of a store or office. They can help draw eyes to your business, in addition to keeping your staff and customers safe from the elements when outdoors.
  • Window awnings, also called spear awnings, add character to your house while providing shade and UV protection. Metal spears, often made of stainless steel or aluminum, support the fabric shade to keep sunlight from entering your home and causing glares and raised temperatures.
  • Stationary awnings are permanently attached to your home. Also known as fixed awnings, they can be outfitted to withstand most weather conditions.

Choose a style of awning based on your needs and preferences. Different styles of awnings also have different maintenance requirements. If you choose a fabric awning, like a window or retractable style, consider these factors:

  • Is it water-resistant? This prevents mildew and keeps the area underneath dry.
  • Is it machine-washable? This makes cleaning and maintenance much more manageable.
  • Does it block the sunlight and UV rays? This can protect you and also reduce your home’s energy costs.

When shopping for awnings in Baltimore, consider what services each company provides. Look for installation service, warranties, money-back guarantees and repair policies. You may even want to find a company that offers maintenance. Most importantly, make sure the company has a good reputation by reading consumer reviews.

Awning prices in Baltimore

On average, retractable awnings cost around $2,500 in Baltimore, whereas window awning prices may be as low as $200. A variety of factors affect the price of a retractable awning, including its location, size, materials and features. Patio awnings cost more than window styles, as do retractable awnings (especially if they’re motorized). The best way to find your awning’s price is to contact several companies for quotes. Ask about company and military discounts or financing plans.

Baltimore awnings FAQ

What are awnings made of?

Awnings can be made of several materials, including aluminum and fabrics, like canvas or vinyl mesh.

How long do retractable awnings last?

A retractable awning frame can last up to 20 years. Since fabric is more susceptible to weather damage, shades should be replaced every 10 years, though.

How much wind can a retractable awning withstand?

Generally, retractable awnings aren’t built for very windy days, although they’re usually tested to handle winds of 20 - 25 miles per hour. Talk to your installer for the specific limit of the awning you’re considering.

How much are retractable patio awnings in Baltimore?

A retractable patio awning in Baltimore can cost between $300 and $3,500, depending on the size and material you choose.

Baltimore awning installation company information

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SunSetter

SunSetter carries a number of residential awning options. The standard and XL motorized styles come with lateral arms and easy-to-use remotes. The Pro and Pro XL offer the same conveniences as the standard models, plus built-in WeatherBreaker Panels. There is also a manual awning option if you’re looking to save money. Some dealers offer professional installation, but you can also choose a DIY option. All SunSetter products come with a warranty, though lengths vary.

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Carroll Architectural Shade

Carroll Architectural Shade has awnings for doors, windows, patios and decks that come in lift, stationary or retractable models. There are a wide variety of designs, styles and colors available, too. The awning frames are made from steel or aluminum, and the shades are woven acrylic fabric, vinyl laminate or coated cotton. The company also offers winter storage and commercial awnings. Carroll Architectural Shade is located at 2955 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21223.

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Exclusive Awnings & Canopies

Exclusive Awnings & Canopies sells residential and commercial vinyl, polyester and aluminum awnings. Services include fabrication, installation, repair, cleaning, takedown and seasonal storage. Customers can choose from a variety of frames and valances. Exclusive Awnings & Canopies serves the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas from its location at 7801 Old Alexandria Ferry Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

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Ken Cialkowski Construction Services

Ken Cialkowski Construction Services, also known as KCCS Construction, is a dealer for many awning manufacturers, including Sunsetter, KE Durasol, NuImage, Eclipse, Globe and Sol-Lux. There are a variety of styles and colors to choose from, so customization is easy. It offers retractable awnings, including motorized and solar-powered units. The company has several price points to fit different budgets, and it provides free estimates. Ken Cialkowski Construction Services is located at 3219 MD-407, Westminster, MD 21157.

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Weaco Inc.

Weaco Inc. specializes in 2-inch step-down aluminum awnings, but it has several other styles for doors, windows and patios. Weaco can even remove old awnings and use the recycling proceeds to reduce your costs. The company has over 40 years of experience with awning installation, and its installers can work with stone, brick or siding. It offers free, fast quotes. Weaco Inc. is located at 2144 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21218.

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Hawk Awning

Hawk Awning specializes in standard, aluminum, canvas and retractable awnings. The company's products include materials from Sattler. These materials are PVC coated or solution-dyed acrylic, and they come in hundreds of colors and prints. The company also offers products for commercial buildings. Hawk Awning is located at 3108 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, MD 21229.

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Silver-top Manufacturing Co.

Silver-top Manufacturing Co. offers porch and fold-down awnings for homes and RVs. All its products are made-to-order and customizable. The company can also find you an installer. Silver-top Manufacturing Co. is headquartered at 11120 Pulaski Highway, White Marsh, MD 21162.

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J.W. Calvert Mfg. Co.

J.W. Calvert Mfg. Co. offers high-quality aluminum and retractable fabric awnings. Its aluminum awnings work for everything from window coverings to driveway canopies, and its retractable fabric awnings are perfect for patios. Free, no-obligation estimates are available. J.W. Calvert Mfg. Co. serves the Greater Baltimore area from 13600 Long Green Pike, Baldwin, MD 21013.

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Estevez Aluminum

Estevez Aluminum primarily offers aluminum awnings, which work well above doors, patios and windows. The company guarantees its awnings to withstand any wind below hurricane categories. Its aluminum awnings are available in 16 colors, and they come with a 10-year warranty on parts and labor. Estevez Aluminum is located at 10426 Old McDaniel Road, Waldorf, MD 20603, but it serves the Baltimore, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas.

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