Planning an exterior update to your home and want to remove your fabric awnings? Here’s how you can easily do it!

Most fabric awnings are wrapped around a rigid frame of metal. The best way to remove them is to detach the metal frame from the house.

Most of the time, the screws that are needed to be removed will be on each side and on top of the metal frame.

Remove the side screws first and then the top screws while supporting the weight of the awning. Simply remove the screws with a drill or a screwdriver.

Once you remove the screws, the awning should come off of the metal frame fairly easily, even if it is caulked to the exterior of your home.

If there is leftover caulk on the exterior, take a putty knife or another tool and gently begin to scrape it off.

An alternative is to take a heat gun and heat up the remaining caulk to soften it until it becomes a putty-like consistency. Then take a putty knife or other tool and scrape the remaining caulk off carefully.

Just be careful not to damage the brick!

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After the awning is off the house, wash off the area in case there’s leftover caulk or dirt build-up. This way, your home’s curb appeal goes up with no eyesore and you can tackle more exterior projects!

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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