Now that you have gone out and bought your patio awning it is going to be time to install it. Installing a patio awning can seem like a hug task for someone who has never done it before, but rest assured that there is plenty of information available to help you learn everything that you need to know about how to get your patio awning up and running.

Just think, you have spent all that time thinking of how to create a beautiful patio and now it is going to be a reality as you sit down and install it yourself. Sure, you could have gotten someone to install it for you more money but this would have defeat the point of wanting to do it yourself.

Things You Will Need

In order to get your awning installed you are going to need to get a couple of things together. The first is a few tools that are going to be used to help you install the awning. This will include a hammer, a drill, a level, a pencil, and anything that is going to be required by the specific awning build that you went with.

You should also have your awning on hand before you begin to install it. This goes without saying. This will let you see the schematics that you will need for installing the device to your house.

Step 1

The first thing you will want to do is unpack your awning box. This is a good idea for anything that you buy because it will help you understand all the different parts that will be used in your awning. Having a good understanding of what goes where in your awning will help you better visualize how your awning is going to be installed on your patio.

Step 2

Make sure you have all the parts for your patio awning. If you don't have all the part then installing the awning is going to be very difficult. You also want to make sure that you have everything so that you can talk with the manufacturer before you begin installation to receive a replacement part for the ones missing from the kit.

Step 3

Begin installing your awning according to the instructions provided to you buy your awning manufacturer. Even if you have had previous experience installing a patio awning before you still need to follow the instructions provided carefully. This will ensure that you have a good outcome in your endeavor.

Step 4

Sit back and enjoy your awning. Now that it is installed you should enjoy a glass of cool lemonade in the shade you just heroically created. You deserve it for your do it yourself patio awning installation.

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