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Have you ever had a contractor give you a quote for some project, and your jaw drops when you see the price$ If you don’t know the options available to get a lower price, you may be at a disadvantage. It’s a similar situation when you get a quote for new custom awnings. Frame & Fabric styles/design ideas here may help you stay within your budget, and still get the quality you deserve.
- Frames for windows can be slip -T (fitted steel piping) instead of aluminum welded.
- Any bends and curves are generally more expensive. (ex. Dome Awnings vs. Traditional Awnings)
- Purchasing used frames from Craigslist or the contractor to re-install on your window or door.
- Tension Awnings for canopies only require poles and some hardware, eliminating a frame altogether.
- Ask if there is any overstocked or left over fabric (This choice may void the warranty, but it can still be quality Sunbrella canvas)
- When choosing fabric styles, generally specialty fabrics or stripes are more expensive than solid.
- Added design stitching costs more, such as Scallop Designs vs. Straight Edge or no valance at all (see photos above).
Ultimately, never sacrifice quality for a lower price, and always make sure good thread is used for stitching. VIEW PUBLICATION: Economical Awning Ideas