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Find the Best Awning Companies in Madison, WI

When you install an awning to cover your porch or patio, it shades your home from heat, protects your outdoor furniture and improves your home’s outdoor space so you can get more use out of the yard throughout the year. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing product selection and local popularity of 28 businesses and choosing five favorites from the best awning installers in Madison.

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Types of awnings in Madison

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Weather conditions, space requirements, adjustability and materials factor into the decision when researching types of awnings. Treatments for fabric awnings can add water resistance for rainy climates or prevent fading. Some styles of awnings are better suited to certain situations. For example, a water-resistant fabric awning will work well to protect you on a rainy day in Madison. Consider the size of your space, the location and whether you plan to keep the awning up all year or store it during winter. For installation, think about DIY or professional options. Motorized awnings have electrical components, and some might require professional assistance to install.

Awnings in Madison fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Retractable awnings: Retractable awnings can be motorized or manual, with different styles of mounting to the home. Typically made of fabric, roll-up awnings come with many options for colors or patterns. Retractable awnings are easy to put away when a storm is coming. Retractable awnings can be stored away during winter, a great option for Madison homeowners who want shade in summer.
  • Aluminum awnings: While aluminum awnings tend to be pricier, they are extremely durable and can be left outside all year. Some models are rated to hold several feet of snow. Aluminum awnings are convenient for Madison residents who want to enjoy an outdoor space year-round.
  • Commercial awnings: Commercial awnings come in a variety of styles and are customizable for businesses. Awnings distinguish the outside of a business while protecting customers and merchandise.
  • Window awnings: Window awnings shade a home to keep indoor temperature cooler, reducing energy costs. Generally made of fabric, they require regular cleaning. They are a good investment for homeowners who want to improve the curb appeal of a home.
  • Fixed awnings: Fixed awnings, made of fabric or metal, are often found above windows and doors, but can also be placed over an outdoor sitting space. Fixed metal awnings are typically low-maintenance and are a good choice for year-round outdoor protection but might keep a home from getting light to warm up in winter.

Awnings companies also offer accessories, such as LED lighting, heating, remote control and mobile apps. Some companies provide seasonal setup and takedown service, along with installation, maintenance, repair and winter storage. Madison residents might be interested in water-resistant coating offered by many awnings installers. Look for warranties on parts and materials and guarantees on workmanship. Read online reviews to learn about a company’s reputation for completing orders on time and within budget.

Awning prices in Madison

On average, awnings cost around $2,000 in Wisconsin, including installation. Exact price depends on the style of awning, the size and material. Retractable awnings cost more than stationary models. To keep retractable awnings price down, look for manually operated models; motorized models tend to be pricier. Added features such as wind sensors, lighting and remote control increase awning cost.

Awning companies in Madison provide free quotes, so you can compare prices of products from different companies before making your purchasing decision.

Madison awnings FAQ

How do I install window awnings?

Most window awning installation requires drilling and mounting metal frame components to the home’s exterior. Professional installation is recommended.

How much do retractable awnings cost in Madison?

Motorized retractable awnings cost between $700 and $3,000. Manual retractable awnings typically cost less than motorized models. Expect installation to raise the price by $100 or more.

What is awning fabric?

Awning fabric can be canvas, polyester, vinyl or acrylic. Various treatments are applied to increase water resistance, prevent fading and block UV light.

Madison awning installation company information

SunSetter Awnings

SunSetter sells retractable fabric awnings in motorized or manual models. Acrylic, laminated or Sunbrella fabrics are available in many colors. Motorized models come with a maximum width of 20 feet, with 11 feet, 8 inches of projection. Some have a built-in screen for extra sun protection. An optional wireless wind sensor rolls up your awning automatically on windy days. Payment plans are available. Contact the company to learn about recommended installers in your area. Sunsetter offers a five- to 10-year warranty on fabric.

SunSetter Awnings

Gallagher Tent and Awning

Gallagher Tent and Awning sells and installs commercial and residential awnings.The company also sells retractable canopies with LED lighting, heating and water features. Other than installation, services include winter storage and repair. To decide which model you’d like, visit Gallagher Tent and Awning’s showroom at 809 Plaenert Drive, Madison, WI 53713.

Gallagher Tent and Awning

Baraboo Tent and Awning

Baraboo Tent and Awning offers residential and commercial custom awnings, canopies and fabric structures. Customers can choose between fabric or aluminum styles. The company is an authorized dealer for Eastern Awning and SunSetter, selling Sunbrella fabrics. It offers optional wind sensors for automatic retractable models. All products come with a one-year warranty on workmanship. Baraboo Tent and Awning serves the area from its office at 1111 Walnut St., Baraboo, WI 53913.

Baraboo Tent and Awning

Cottage Grove Design and Repair

Cottage Grove Design and Repair installs and repairs awnings. The company serves residential and commercial properties, maintaining and installing many indoor and outdoor structures. The company can provide a free quote for your awning installation. Customers can buy an awning through the company or buy one separately and have the company install it. Cottage Grove Design and Repair is headquartered in Cottage Grove and serves the surrounding area.

Cottage Grove Design and Repair

Northrop Awning Company

Northrop Awning Company serves residential and commercial customers, selling and installing aluminum and fabric awnings, including motorized retractable models. The company also sells canopies, porch screens and solar shades. Awnings can be custom-designed or branded to fit your aesthetic. Northrop Awning Company serves the area from its office at 411 S. Pearl St., Janesville, WI 53548.

Northrop Awning Company