An awning isn’t just decorative — it also provides cool, comfortable shade and helps your home or business use energy efficiently. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best awnings in Milwaukee so you can find a high-quality product that’s customizable and supported by warranty.
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Manual & motorized awnings with optional accessories
BBB-accredited with A+ rating
Free in-home design consultation
Milwaukee & Menomonee Falls showrooms
6701 W. Forest Home Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53220
Godske Awnings & Textiles, Inc.
M-Th: 8am - 4pm
F: 8am - 12pm
Closed Sat and Sun
519 Center St.
Racine, WI 53403
Naegele Awning Company
M-F: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Closed Sat and Sun
1120 W. Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
How to choose an awning in Milwaukee
Awnings can go on many different areas of your property. Deck awnings and patio awnings, seen in big backyards in areas like Brookfield and the North Shore suburbs, make it easy to entertain guests during hot summer days. Porch awnings give homeowners a place to relax in Wauwatosa and Greenfield. Window awnings and door awnings save energy costs and display the logos of businesses in Whitefish Bay and on the East Side.
When choosing an awning in Milwaukee, look for an awning company that’s well reviewed and has the awning you want and can afford. Most awning companies allow you to customize awning design, including type, material, shape, size, color and pattern.
Contact several awning companies in Milwaukee to set up in-home consultations, where you can ask these questions:
How long has the awning company been in business?
What types of awnings do you sell?
Can I customize the awning design?
How are awnings built to handle the cold and snow during winter?
Do I install the awning myself? Do you offer professional installation?
How much does an awning cost?
Are there financing options?
What is the awning warranty?
Types of awnings
Awnings in Milwaukee are stationary, retractable or free-standing.
Stationary awnings, also called fixed awnings, are attached to a wall and designed to be permanent.
Retractable awnings open and close, either manually or by motor. Some motorized retractable awnings have sensors to detect wind and sun intensity.
Free-standing awnings go anywhere you need shade and are available with retractable operation.
Awnings are either made from metal, fabric or a combination of these materials. Metal awnings, often made with aluminum, are lightweight, durable, and highly protective against the elements. Fabric awnings, usually constructed with vinyl, acrylic or canvas, come in a variety of colors and patterns. Though fabric awnings may not be as long-lasting as metal awnings, they are water-resistant or waterproof and UV-resistant.
Awning installation in Milwaukee
Some awnings in Milwaukee can be installed on your own with directions from the manufacturer. For other awnings, professional installation is recommended.
Ask an awning company in Milwaukee if installation is included in the cost of the awning. If it isn’t, find out if installation is available for an extra price or if the company recommends any installers.
Residents of the City of Milwaukee should make sure an awning installer is a licensed contractor with the city. Also, don’t forget to check whether a permit is required before installing an awning. You can verify contractor licensing and permitting requirements by contacting the City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services.
SunSetter is America’s largest manufacturer of deck and patio awnings. Manual and motorized awnings are made with high-quality aluminum components and either woven acrylic fabric or traditional laminated fabric. Each comes with a 90-day money-back trial and five-year limited warranty. Customers say awnings from SunSetter are easy to install, simple to use and low-maintenance.
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