what is Awning?

An awning is a sheet of material attached to the exterior of a home, set above the door or window, and overhanging a porch, patio, or walkway. It provides shade and protects outdoor and indoor from the glaring sun, rain, UV radiation, and wind by preventing entering through windows or doors. It can also prevent artwork and furniture from fade and flying dust. Also, keep the indoors cool.

Types of Awnings

  • Retractable Awnings
  • Automatic Awnings
  • Fixed Guide Awnings
  • Verandah Awnings
  • Straight Drop Awnings
  • Drop Arm Awnings
  • Freestanding Awnings
  • Patio Awnings
  • Veranda Awnings
  • Freestanding Awnings
  • Conservatory Awnings
  • Vertical Awnings
  • Domestic and Commercial Awnings
  • Full Cassette Awning
  • Semi Cassette Awning
  • Open Awning

How to Install a Sunsetter Awning

How to Install a Retractable Awning

How to Build An Wood Awning over a Door

Wondering about making an awning that is used over a door? Let's follow the instruction:

But before the start, the building, make sure you have the following requirements.

  • Pry bar
  • Ladder
  • Hammer
  • Galvanized roofing nails
  • Galvanized framing nails
  • Carpenter's level
  • Anchor plate or bolt
  • Felt paper
  • Asphalt roof shingles
  • Drip edge
  • Circular saw
  • 4x4s
  • Plywood
  • 2x4s
  • Concrete mix
  • Prepare The House

    You have to extend the wood awning minimum one foot past in both sides of the door and set it at least one foot above the door. After setting it over the door, remove all the siding in this area using a flat pry bar. And pry it thoroughly so that it can go back easily in place after the installation without making any trouble.

    Build A Shape

    Assure a level: Now, assure a level 2x4 to the side of the house via screwing it right away into the shaping members using lag screws. The 2x4 have to be held on the door trim and the board must be expanded 12 to 14 inches over both sides of the door. And, make sure the board is perfectly centered on both ends of the equal distance from the door's center.

    Make a triangle with boards: Cut two lengths of 2x4 as the original piece you installed before to the house. Place them against the house and make a shape so that they look like a triangle form with the original board. The triangle has to be one to two-foot-high at the center. And, secure these two boars to the farming members by the lag screws.


    Attach plywood cleats:
    Make a second triangle in the same dimension as one on the house. And then, adjust plywood cleats on one side of the triangle so that it is attached together.

    Construct The Wood Awning
    Consider how far the wood awning will stick out over the door and cut three pieces of 2x4 at the same length. Most of the people like to keep wood awnings stick out between three and five feet.

    Pin the three boards to the side of the triangle with a plywood brace and raise it on the door. After keeping it on the door, make sure it is attached properly, and everything is secured using galvanized nails or decking screws, which ensures don't fall it down next time.
    Give Concrete Support

    Dig holes:
    Dig two holes in the floor, which each corner is under the overhanging triangle's corners. Each hole less than two feet deep and should be an equal distance from the house. However, double-check the place before digging that it is directly underneath the end of the awning frame.

    Fill up the holes with concrete: 
    After filling the holes with concrete, set an anchor plate or bolt-on top while the mix is still wet.

    Attach to the anchor: Cut the 4x4s in length and join them to the anchors. And, be sure that they are plumb to look in both directions and join them to the frame using lag bolts.

    Rafters and Fascia

    On each side of the frame, set one or two rafters, and attach three pieces of fascia to the triangle frame. For the fascia, you have to use 1x6 sized in fir or pine without knots. Pin the fascia in place, starting a half an inch beneath the top of the awning's roofline.

    Install The Roof

    Put the plywood on the ceiling so that it can extend one-inch on the sides and the front. Pin the drip edge in the right place and engage the felt paper on the plywood. Attach the asphalt shingles starting from the bottom up and Cut shingle as a piece and apply the roof cap.

    Add the Awning's Ceiling

    Cut two or three 2x4s and space them individually apart. Then, pin them underside of the awning. To fill the space, finish the ceiling via a beaded ceiling board or install a 1x4 plank.

    Completing The Installation
    Before you replace the siding, paint the awning thoroughly so that it can prevent drips from getting on the siding. When the paint is dry, replace the house on the siding.

    Congratulations! You are done.