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Find the Best Awning Companies in Buffalo, NY

Awnings improve the usability of outdoor spaces, shade your deck and house and help maintain the value of a home. But with heavy winter snowfall, Buffalo residents need well-made awnings that will hold up to the weather or are easy to remove and store during cold months. The Buffalo News has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing product selection and local popularity of 39 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the best awning installers in Buffalo.

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How to choose an awning in Buffalo

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With so many styles of awnings to choose from, Buffalo residents can narrow down the search by considering adjustability, retractability, material and special coatings. Think about installation: Is it something you can do yourself or would you prefer professional help? Some companies offer full service, while others provide easy-to-follow instructions. Of course, weather conditions will also factor into your consideration of types of awnings. Fabric awnings can be rolled up and stored during winter or windstorms. Some awnings come with all-weather warranties in case of damage during a storm.

  • Retractable awnings: Retractable awnings come with motorized or hand operation. Typically made of fabric, roll-up awnings can be retracted to adjust coverage or when not in use. These are a functional option for homeowners who need summer shade and won’t need the awning during snowy Buffalo winters.
  • Commercial awnings: Commercial awnings come in many sizes, shapes and materials — commonly vinyl or fabric. Typically fixed above doors and windows, commercial awnings can be customized to fit business needs.
  • Window awnings: Window awnings provide shade for interior rooms while adding character to a home. Some window awnings have a cord to adjust the angle for coverage throughout the day. They can improve the curb appeal for homeowners who want to maintain the value of the house.
  • Aluminum awnings: Aluminum awnings are durable and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles. Most models are not retractable, but they can be left out all year. Some models will hold up to several feet of snow, making aluminum awnings a good choice for Buffalo homeowners.
  • Stationary awnings: Stationary awnings come in metal or fabric. While fixed awnings cannot be adjusted once installed, they provide a cost-effective way to improve an outdoor space or shade parts of a home.

Awning companies in Buffalo also provide winter removal and storage, along with installation, cleaning and repair services. Some companies offer waterproofing treatments for both new and older awnings. Accessories such as side curtains, remote control, LED lighting, sun or wind sensors and integrated heating are available from some vendors. Look for warranty information on awning materials and parts, along with workmanship guarantees if you pay to have your awning installed. Read online reviews to learn about company reputation.

What is the price of awnings in Buffalo?

The typical cost of awnings in Buffalo ranges from $1,200 to $3,500, not including installation. Professional installation will add about $100 to $400. The price depends on material, retractability, size, shape and additional features. Motorized retractable awnings cost more to install than fixed models. Adding features such as remote control, automatic retraction with sensors and LED lighting will increase retractable awnings price. Ask about senior or military discounts, seasonal sales and referral programs. Some companies offer financing options for qualified customers.

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How much are retractable patio awnings in Buffalo?

Motorized retractable patio awnings range in price from $2,000 to $3,500. Manual retractable models start at $500. Installation costs extra, so gather a few quotes from awning companies or local contractors for the best price.

How big can a retractable awning be?

Retractable awnings can be up to 40 feet wide and project up to 15 feet. Sizes vary by vendor.

Are awnings waterproof?

Some fabric awnings are treated to be water-resistant and keep your outdoor space dry on a rainy day. Aluminum awnings can be treated to be waterproof.

Buffalo awning installation company information

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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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Kohler Awning

Kohler Awning sells residential and commercial awnings, designing and installing custom products. The company sells Sunbrella, Sattler, Dickson, and Scallops and Braids fabrics. Ask about military discounts. Kohler Awning serves the Buffalo area from 2600 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga, NY 14225.

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Buffalo Overhead Door

Buffalo Overhead Door is an independent dealer of SunSetter awnings. The company sells motorized, Vista and Oasis models for a wide selection. Choose from several fabric options. Motorized models can be operated by touch of a button. Buffalo Overhead Door operates in the region from 4455 Millersport Highway, East Amherst, NY 14051.

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Betterliving Sunrooms & Awnings

Betterliving Sunrooms & Awnings offers fabric retractable awnings, canopies, pergolas, solar shades and awning accessories. Sun and wind sensors can be integrated into your motorized retractable awning to make it extend or close automatically. A mobile app is available so you can control the awning from your phone. Projections are available up to 16 feet, 5 inches. The company offers a five-year motor warranty. Visit Betterliving Sunrooms & Awnings’ showroom at 2300 George Urban Blvd., Depew, NY 14043.

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Custom Covers & Canvas

Custom Covers & Canvas provides residential and commercial fabric awning design and installation. The company sells Sunbrella fabric and offers powder coating. Install, uninstall and storage service can be scheduled online. The company offers a one-year limited warranty. Custom Covers & Canvas serves Western New York from its location at 3145 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

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All Pro Awning

All Pro Awning designs, sells and installs fabric awnings for residential customers. The company also provides a yearly service to take down, put up and store your awning. It is an authorized Sunbrella dealer and offers many colors and patterns. All Pro Awning serves the area from 15 Embry Place, Lancaster, NY 14086.

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Classic Awning and Tent Co.

Classic Awning and Tent Co. offers residential and commercial awning sales and installation. Choose fabric awnings from Sattler, Sunbrella and Recasens brands. The company sells dome, canopy, square and retractable options. Services include coatings, cleaning and yearly takedown and setup with storage. Classic Awning and Tent Co. operates at 1 Elmview Ave., Hamburg, NY 14075.

Classic Awning and Tent Co.

Niagara Awning

Niagara Awning sells and installs awnings and patio covers for residential and commercial customers. The company offers the hybrid Canvalum material that has the strength and durability of aluminum with the flexibility of fabric. Canvalum awnings can stay out all year. The company also offers cleaning and storage service. Niagara Awning is located at 9025 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304.

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