Aluminum Window Awning DisposalBecause these awnings are made of aluminum, they can be sold for a little extra cash as scrap. Take them to a scrap metal yard, have them weighed, and sell them.
Exterior redesign projects may include removing a rusted or damaged metal window awning and installing new one or going with another type of window accent. Regardless of the reason, removing an awning is done methodically to prevent damaging the stucco or wood siding by pulling out the fasteners that secure the frame to the building. In addition, even smaller awnings can be awkward to handle. —San Francisco GateIf you don’t want to fool with the necessary preparation work to sell those awnings as scrap metal, you can simply call a junk removal service and have them hauled away for you.
Union City Aluminum Window Awning Removal GuideYou’ll need a step ladder, a power driver, a pry bar, eye protection, and leather gloves. It’s also a good idea to get someone to help out. After all, you’ll be on a ladder which means you’ll need things here and there. So, it’s best to have a helper to hand you tools and take things from you as you go through the removal process. Here’s how to do aluminum window awning removal DIY style:
- Determine how it’s attached. Most aluminum window awnings are fastened to the exterior wall of homes and some are fitted with weatherstripping or caulked to make them more functional. Typically, aluminum window awnings are attached to the walls with retaining screws or bolts.
- Unfasten the retaining screws or bolts. Unfasten the retaining screws or bolts going into the wall. You might need a ratchet and socket or a drill-driver to break them free. Exercise caution so you don’t break the bolts or screws themselves.
- Carefully pull the awning away from the wall. Next, carefully tug at the awning to begin to pull it away from the exterior wall. Do this with caution to avoid falling off the ladder and causing harm to yourself.
- Repeat the process for any other window awnings. Now that you have one awning removed, you can repeat the same process for the remaining ones around the house. Then, you can either replace them or not.