An awning for your home or business adds functionality and comfort to outdoor space. When comparing companies, find a design that fits both your needs and budget. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best awnings in Kansas City to cover your options.
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The awning in Kansas City you choose should have these benefits:
Shade and cooler temperatures
Protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays for your skin and possessions, including furniture, carpet, flooring and artwork
Less heat transfer into your property, along with lower energy costs
Ability to hold up to heat and humidity; storms; and snowy and icy weather
Customizable design for type, size, material, color and pattern
Kansas City homeowners purchase deck and porch awnings for homes in areas including Overland Park, Leawood and Lenexa. Businesses in Brookside, River Market and Westport use patio and window awnings to make customers outside comfortable and save on utilities.
Before choosing an awning or canopy, set up in-home consultations with several well-reviewed awning companies in Kansas City. Ask these questions:
How long has the company been in business?
Does it manufacture the awnings it sells?
What types of awnings are available?
Can you customize an awning?
Are awnings UV-resistant, waterproof/water-resistant and wind-resistant?
How much will an awning cost? Are there financing options?
How do you install the awning? Is professional installation available?
What is the awning warranty?
Types of awnings
Awnings in Kansas City can go over patios, porches, decks, windows, doors — or they can be free-standing and even portable.
Awnings can be either stationary or retractable. Stationary awnings are attached to a property permanently and built with sturdy, durable material so they can stay out year-round. Retractable awnings open and close at the user’s convenience; they are either motorized or manually operated by crank. Motorized retractable awnings can include a remote control and automatic sensors to detect wind and sun intensity.
Awnings in Kansas City are built from a variety of materials, including metals, fabrics and combinations of each.
Strong, long-lasting, can be environmentally friendly, louder during rain, fewer customization options
Acrylic, vinyl, canvas
Variety of colors and patterns, UV-resistant and waterproof options, higher cost, shorter life span
Awning installation in Kansas City
Awnings in Kansas City may require professional installation. Some awnings in Kansas City come with directions from the manufacturer and can be installed by the owner in several hours. Some awning companies include installation with purchase, while others can install an awning for an extra charge.
Before installing an awning, check if you need a permit from the City of Kansas City or your local government. If you get professional installation, it’s wise to use a licensed and insured contractor. View Kansas City permitting information and a list of licensed contractors on the City of Kansas City’s City Planning and Development Department website.
SunSetter is the largest U.S. manufacturer of deck and patio awnings. Choose between manually operated or motorized retractable awnings including custom-built features. Awnings are easy to install on your own and come with a five-year limited warranty. Customers, who get a 90-day, risk-free trial, are highly satisfied with their awnings from SunSetter.
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