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Can I Take My Window Awnings With Me if I Buy a New House?

When it comes to buying a new home, you often have to leave behind a few things that you can’t take with you. But what about your window awnings? Do you have to say goodbye to your favorite shade solutions when you move, or can you take them with you? The answer is that it depends on a few things.

Why Window Awnings Are Worth It

It’s reasonable to wonder if you’ll have the capability and the space to put your window awnings into the moving van along with your other household goods. Not only have they added stylish flair to your home’s exterior, but they’ve also kept the solar heat and light at bay, reducing your need to crank up the air conditioning and, thus, minimizing your electric bills. And when you wanted a little extra privacy while you enjoyed a peaceful day inside, your window awnings were there to contribute.

It’s no wonder at all why you would want to take your window awnings with you to your new home. They’d surely lend the same value to your new home, right? Maybe. And this is where you need to do some homework.

How to Tell if Your Window Awnings Can Switch Homes

Now, when it comes to taking your window awnings with you to your new home, that depends on several factors. One of the first observations you’ll have to make is how well your current window awnings will fit into your new house’s scheme. Are they the correct size? Does the color compliment the exterior? What can the wall, roof, or window frame support? 

The answers to these questions can vary radically depending on the type of awning you have.

SummerSpace® window awnings comprise two main categories: Robusta retractable awnings and fixed metal awnings. Robusta awnings consist of our Tempotest® outdoor fabric and the super-durable aluminum hardware that extends, retracts, and houses the fabric. Our fixed awnings consist of rust-free aluminum canopies and hardware. As their name suggests, they remain fixed in their rigid, extended position once installed.

These composition and function factors have a significant influence on your awnings’ ability to pack up and go. So can you take your window awnings with you to your new house? Yes. The simplicity of that job ultimately depends on what you have now and where it’s going next.

The Awning Experts Have Your Back

Our recommendation: get in touch with your local SummerSpace dealer to help you determine your awnings’ compatibility with your new home. They can help you identify whether or not the job is as simple as carefully removing the brackets, packing the awnings, and taking them with you, or if it requires a more specialized touch and tools to remove the awning without damaging the supporting structure.

Plan Early

If you do, in fact, want to take your window awnings with you when you move, it’s important to plan early. Start by measuring the windows of your new home and cross reference them with your current awnings. Have the pros assess your new home to make sure the structure is suitable for the awnings. From there, you can decide if it’s worth it to remove, transport and reinstall your awnings at the new home, or if you would like to purchase new awnings to perfectly complement your new space. 

In any case, be sure to utilize a SummerSpace dealer at both ends of the journey. They can ensure that the awning is removed and reinstalled safely and as efficiently as possible.

Do you have more questions about awning durability and care? Visit our FAQ page. And, as always, feel free to contact a SummerSpace dealer to help you devise the best shade solutions for your home — no matter where it is.

Medium shot of a black fixed awning on the side of a white house. Window awnings like this require specialized installation knowledge when deciding to move them from one home to another.

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