SunSetter awnings include large awnings that provide shade for a patio or deck, window awnings for openings between 3 and 6 feet wide and EasyShade solar screens that provide shade for large windows or porches. Large patio and deck awnings vary in price according to the size of the awning, and whether they are motorized or manually operated. Window awnings and solar screens come in standard sizes, with prices that vary by width.
SunSetter awnings that are large enough to cover a porch or deck come in widths of 10 through 18 feet. Motorized SunSetter awnings are the most expensive, with prices ranging from about $1,200 to $1,500 for a 10-foot awning to about $1,800 to $2,100 for an 18-foot awning. Manually operated SunSetter VISTA awnings cost about $900 to $1,100 for a 10-foot awning, and $1,400 to $1,700 for an 18-foot awning. Roof brackets for mounting the awning cost about $80 each, and online retailers, such as the one linked below, charge about $100 for shipping.
SunSetter window awnings come in four different standard sizes. Window awnings that are 3 feet wide cost about $200 to $230 dollar each, 4-foot window awnings cost $220 to $250 each, 5-foot window awnings cost about $250 to $280 each and 6-foot window awnings cost about $270 to $300 each. Customers can order window awnings directly from the SunSetter website, linked below, for an additional shipping cost of $14 for 3- or 4-foot awnings, and $21 for 5- or 6-foot awnings.
SunSetter EasyShade solar screens provide simple, sun-blocking covers for large windows and patio doors, or porches. From the SunSetter website, EasyShades that are 4 feet wide cost about $175 to $200 each, plus $14 shipping. Those that are 6 feet wide cost about $200 to $230 each, plus $21 shipping. Shades that are 8 feet wide cost about $235 to $260, plus $28 shipping. Ten-foot wide shades cost about $275 to $300, plus $70 shipping.
SunSetter awnings can help reduce energy costs by lessening the need for air conditioning or electric fans. This can help offset the initial cost of the awnings. How much energy SunSetter awnings can save depends on the part of the country they are installed in. According to a study by the Center for Sustainable Building Research at the University of Minnesota, cited by the SunSetter website linked below, awning customers reduced their cooling energy needs by 8 to 18 percent in St. Louis, Missouri, 15 to 22 percent in Phoenix, Arizona, 24 to 33 percent in Boston, Massachusetts, 28 to 33 percent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 28 to 34 percent in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 40 to 45 percent in Sacramento, California and 71 to 80 percent in Seattle, Washington.