Aluminum Window Awning DisposalBefore you take down that aluminum window awning (or set of aluminum window awnings) you should have a plan for what you’ll do with it or them. Because it’s made mostly of recycled material, you can’t just put it on the street curb for the trash agency.
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 Gate.comIf you’re unsure what to do with the fixture(s), you should call a junk hauling service. This way, you can easily get rid of the awning(s), as well as anything else that’s wasting space. Now that spring is here, you can take advantage of the season to hire a garage cleanout service, to boot.
Vine Hill Aluminum Window Awning RemovalThe biggest obstacle to an aluminum window awning removal is that it’s usually just out of reach. Meaning, you’ll have to use a ladder or even a step stool or bench to reach it easily. Also, even though these fixtures aren’t extraordinarily heavy, you should definitely have someone help out. Then, you’ll need your ladder, a dust mask, leather gloves, eye protection, utility knife, drill-driver, ratchet, and pry bar. Here’s how to do an aluminum window awning removal:
- Cut through the caulk. Most (but not all aluminum window awning installations) use caulk to prevent water from running between the fixture and exterior wall. Check to see if caulk is present. If so, you’ll need to cut through it with a utility knife.
- Unfasten the retaining screws. Next, you’ll locate the retaining screws or bolts which hold the awning in-place. Use a drill-driver to unfasten the screws or a ratchet to loosen and free the bolts.
- Gently pry the awning from the house. Now, as you loosen the screws or bolts, the fixture might shift out of position. Have someone hold onto it, if this happens. Or, you can pull or pry it away.
- Remove any exterior hardware to finish. To finish, you need to remove any hardware left on the exterior. Then, you can fill in the holes and paint to conceal the holes and blemishes.