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Boston residents can use awnings year-round. In the summer, an awning helps you enjoy the outdoors and save money on cooling costs. In the winter, a sturdy awning can protect your property from weather damage. Boston.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide, comparing the product selections and customer reviews of local businesses and choosing the top six awning companies in Boston.

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Types of awnings in Boston

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When looking for a Boston awning company for your project, it’s important to consider several factors. First, research how long the company has been in business and the customer reviews they’ve received. This helps ensure you’re working with a reputable company. Additionally, consider the awning brands and types offered. There are several awning types, and knowing about them can help you decide which will withstand the Boston weather and have the aesthetic that suits your home. Awning types include:

  • Retractable awnings: Retractable awnings extend out over a patio or deck to offer shade and protection from rain and other elements. But when not in use, they can be rolled back, out of sight. Retractable awnings come with either manual cranks or motors.
  • Stationary awnings: Stationary awnings provide permanent patio coverage, which offers shade and weather protection year-round. Stationary awnings may include additional features like shades, roll drops and side panels. Stationary awnings are typically mounted to roofs, soffits or dormers.
  • Window awnings: Window awnings are installed over windows or doors. They primarily act as a layer of protection from direct sunlight and harsh weather. As such, window awnings can increase a home’s energy efficiency. They also protect window frames and sills from the effects of rain and snow.
  • Aluminum awnings: Window awnings that are made of aluminum are lightweight and almost maintenance-free. Aluminum awnings are installed over windows or doors, are typically fixed and come in several styles and colors.
  • Commercial awnings: Many businesses, from restaurants to retail shops, install awnings to protect outdoor seating areas, display windows and customer entrances. Benefits include shade, energy efficiency and weather protection. In addition, many businesses have their name or logo printed on their awnings, to promote their business and increase visibility from the road.

What to expect of your awning installation in Boston

Most Boston awning companies will put together a free, no-obligation quote to start the purchase process. Information you will need to give to obtain a quote includes awning type, product needed, how soon you want it installed, address, contact information and measurements. Some companies offer a free at-home appointment, where they will obtain more detailed measurements before putting together a personalized quote.

After a quote has been accepted and the awning has been ordered and made, technicians will deliver and install the awning. Depending on the type of installation you request, technicians will affix the awning to the side of the home or the roof. After the awning is installed, the technician will walk you through the features, showing you how the awnings work and answering any questions you have. How long it takes for awnings to be installed can be anywhere from two hours to two days. Pre-assembled, retractable awnings can be installed in a day or less.

How much do awnings cost in Boston?

As of publication, Boston awnings can range from $695 to $5,000 but most cost somewhere between $1,244 and $3,647. Pricing varies based on materials, labor, awning type, add-on features and size.

Awning type Cost range
Pergola $40 to $100
Window $250 to $500
Door $250 to $500
Balcony $300 to $2,000
Hot tub $300 to $6,000
Pool $1,200 to $25,000
Patio $400 to $25,000
Garage door $800 to $6,000
Deck $800 to $6,000
Mobile home $800 to $6,000

At the time of publishing

Additional costs to consider are those associated with permits and code enforcement. The company you choose to work with can tell you if you need a permit and assist with filing. You’ll also want to consider ongoing maintenance and upkeep to lengthen the awning's lifespan. Because awnings are outside and exposed to all weather elements, regular maintenance is an important consideration.

Boston awnings FAQ

How much is a standard awning? At the time of publishing, a standard canvas awning ranges from $300 to $700. Metal awnings can range from $250 to $800.

What is the average cost of a retractable awning? A manual retractable awning can range from $500 to $1,500 on average and a motorized awning typically ranges from $2,000 to $3,500 at the time of publishing.

Do awnings add value to your home? Awnings can add value to your home by adding to the usable outdoor space. Additionally, awning aesthetics can add to your home’s curb appeal, which can be a benefit when selling.

How many years do awnings last? Retractable awnings can last up to 15 years. Fixed canvas awnings last around eight to 10 years, vinyl around five to seven years and acrylic from eight to 12 years.

Boston awning company information


SunSetter sells a variety of awnings, including motorized and manual models available in multiple fabric styles and colors. The company offers a free info kit along with a $200 savings coupon for first-time buyers. SunSetter also provides a five- or 10-year limited warranty. All SunSetter awnings are built at its factory in Malden, Massachusetts.

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Atlantic Awning Company

Atlantic Awning specializes in residential and commercial canvas awnings. It offers door and patio awnings, retractable awnings, domes and entrance canopies. It custom-makes traditional and non-traditional styles. Before awnings are installed, designers offer customers a computer-generated rendering to illustrate what it will look like when it’s installed. Cleaning and maintenance services are also available, and can extend awning life. Atlantic Awning is located at 270 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176.

Atlantic Awning Company

Dorchester Awning Company

Dorchester Awning Company offers retractable and fixed awnings. It employs licensed construction supervisors to help with permit applications and oversight. Dorchester Awning serves Boston and surrounding areas. Free quotes are available online, and five- to 10-year warranties are available, depending on awning and fabric type. Dorchester Awning’s address is 9 Gallen Road, Kingston, MA 02364.

Dorchester Awning Company

Mr. Awnings

Mr. Awnings installs retractable awnings and shade products. It serves Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Brands include Sunesta, SummerSpace and SunSetter. Mr. Awnings will service retractable awnings, depending on the brand. It won’t service any fixed window or door awnings. It offers 0% financing and payments starting as low as $79 per month for qualified buyers. You can request a free quote online for your home or business. Shoppers can visit Mr. Awnings in person at 380 Lowell St., Wakefield, MA 01880.

Mr. Awnings

Lafuente Sign & Awning Company

Lafuente Sign & Awning Company is based in Somerville and offers steel and aluminum awnings, retractable and fixed. It typically completes projects within two to two and a half weeks from the quote request. Awnings are installed on a wall, roof or under a soffit, and installation takes around two hours. Awning covers last around seven to 10 years, and the frame lasts around 17 to 20 years. Lafuente Sign & Awning is located at 340 Main St., Everett, MA 02149.

Lafuente Sign & Awning Company

BC Tent & Awning Co

BC Tent & Awning Co. specializes in residential and commercial custom awnings. Free quotes are available by phone or email. Types available include stationary/fixed, hood, multi-section and lateral-arm retractable awnings. Retractable awnings are manual or motor-operated. BC Tent & Awning doesn’t offer a warranty beyond the manufacturer’s warranty. A showroom is located at 25 Boswell St., Avon, MA 02322 for in-person visits.

BC Tent & Awning Co

MasterCraft Roofing, Siding, Windows

MasterCraft Roofing, Siding, Windows offers retractable awning installation. Workmanship and manufacturer's warranties are available. It serves Boston, surrounding areas and New Hampshire. Offices are located at 49 Whiting St., Hingham, MA 02043.

MasterCraft Roofing, Siding, Windows