How to Build an Awning for Home

It’s starting to feel like fall here in Indiana, and we’re trying to squeeze in some last minute outdoor projects before it turns cold. Eric has been hard at work replacing the awnings on his home and shares the process in a helpful how-to video.

Home awnings are a unique and functional way to boost your home’s curb appeal. Using this step-by-step instructional video, you can affordably build gorgeous awnings that will fit perfectly on your home. Eric constructs his awnings using aluminum tubing, nylon fittings, and Sunbrella Awning Fabric in the eye-catching stripe Rumba Cactus.

This thorough how-to video walks you through the entire awning building process including: determining the frame size, constructing the frame, sewing the fabric, and installing the awning. Plus, at the end of the video there is a complete list of all the materials needed to complete your awning project.


Feel inspired? Check out our wide array of Sunbrella Awning Fabrics and awning hardware so you can start planning your home awning project.

  1. I really like the idea of having an awning that I can use as an outside curtain as well. I’ve seen a kind where you can pull it down when it’s really windy or rainy. I think that would really just be fantastic for our lower windows!

  2. Fantastic DIY post for residential awning creation. It was a lot of fun to reference.

  3. Brook said:

    Thanks for the instructions for making an awning! I totally agree with you, home awnings are a unique and functional way to boost your home’s curb appeal. This video helped me a lot, your explanations are so clear. I’ll definitely have to try this project out sometime soon. With summer just around the corner, I figure now is as good of a time as any!
    Brook |

  4. Very good and usable post. Thanks to share your information with us. I will try to remember these tips

  5. outbaxcamping said:

    very good ,learn something from this,thanks.

  6. Joann said:

    Can I take it down for winter?

    • Nikki said:

      Yes, you could easily take the fabric off in the winter if you’d like.

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