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5 Shed Awning Ideas for Your Backyard Workshop

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Awnings

Are you looking to spruce up your backyard workshop? A shed awning is perfect for adding style and functionality to any outdoor space. A great way to protect against the elements, a properly installed awning can add years of protection and enjoyment.

Whether creating a hobbyists’ paradise or an art studio, there are endless possibilities when designing an eye-catching shed awning. In this blog post, Van Nuys Awning, a leading Santa Barbara County awning company, shares some of the top shed awning ideas for creating your customized backyard workshop. 

Keep reading to discover how you can transform your workspace with a stylish and functional shed awning. 

What Is A Shed Awning? 

A shed awning refers to a secondary exterior overhang that provides additional protection from the elements while enhancing the functionality and visual appeal of the entry doors or shed windows. 

Wood is the most popular material for making shed awnings, and you can purchase prefabs or craft them yourself. However, with the numerous options available, you don’t need to settle with the standard shed awning. 

You can even combine wood awnings with a metal roof to create a modern rustic look. Copper is an excellent option if you want something more eye-catching and durable. It will add a stylish touch to your shed. 

Now that you understand shed awnings, let’s explore some creative shed awning ideas for your backyard workshop. 

5 Creative Shed Awning Ideas 

If you’re looking for a way to transform your backyard workshop or outdoor living space, you can draw inspiration from the following shed awning ideas: 

Metal Shed Awning 

You can use a piece of scrap metal and steel frames to create a simple metal shed awning. A notable benefit of this idea is that you won’t need to cut 2 x 4s. You can use dark metal to give the awning a modern feel. 

Wood and Canvas Shed Awning

This shed awning comprises a high-quality waterproof fabric laid over uniformly spaced, painted wood brackets. The wooden trusses add a stunning aesthetic to the shed. 

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Shed Awning

If you’re looking for a cost-effective, functional, and easy-to-install option, a PVC shed awning is an excellent option. However, due to its lackluster appearance, it is not one of the best options if you want beautiful shed awning ideas. 

Shingled Roof With Wood

This shed awning is an excellent option for a simple DIY project. It comprises a simple wooden structure, frame support, and matching shingles. 

Motorized Patio Awning

You can also transform your workspace with a motorized patio awning. These awnings usually come assembled, so you only need to install them on your wall or roof. They retract with the touch of a remote button. 

Hire an Awning Professional 

While you can implement these awning ideas yourself, hiring an experienced professional is advisable for the best results. Van Nuys Awning is Los Angeles’ leading awning company, specializing in custom awnings and patio covers, and can handle all your awning needs. 

Contact Van Nuys Awning at (818) 782-8607 for a free quote.

<a href="" target="_self">Don Powell</a>

Don Powell

Hi, I’m Don Powell! I am the 4th generation of the Powell family that started Van Nuys Awning. I am an IFAI Master Craftsmen, served on the board of the WCPA and now CEO of Van Nuys Awning. I worked my way through Van Nuys Awning learning how to install, design and manufacture awnings for the last 48 years. I handle the sales for most of our large and corporate accounts. I take great pride in our client’s happiness and successful installation and manufacturing to our client’s design. One step I take to maintain our company’s quality and client’s request will align is to personally oversee each project’s work order. Thanks for taking time to view, read, and consider working with Van Nuys Awning.
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