Basement Entrance Awning Measuring Guide

This guide is recommended for customers who wish to provide cover for their basement entrance adjacent to the wall of the house.

Step 1: Begin by measuring the width and length of the basement staircase.

  • Width: Distance from the wall to the edge of the railing or concrete.
  • Length: The total length of the staircase.

Step 2: Determine the height where the awning will be installed.

  • Height: Distance from the ground to the top of the window.
    • Check for the flatness of the vertically oriented bricks above the window with surrounding bricks. If not flat, the awning will need to be installed above the vertical bricks.
    • Check for any objects that could get in the way of the installation. For example, fan exhaust vents, security cameras, etc.

Step 3: Decide on the model to be used to cover the side entrance.

  • PC5 (59″) awning is recommended when:
    • The width of the staircase is greater than 4 feet.
    • The awning needs to be installed above 8 feet.
  • PC4 (48″) awning is recommended when:
    • The width of the staircase is smaller than 4 feet.
    • The awning will be installed 8 feet or below.

We do not recommend installing the awning below 7 feet as the end of the awning will end up being 6 feet or below.

Step 4: Order the awning via our Shop page or by filling out the Contact Us page if you require the installation service.

  • Select the model of the awning based on your results from Step 3.
  • Choose the colour of the bracket and the panel
    • Determine the bracket colour to either match the colour of the wall or the railing
    • Determine the panel colour to either maximize (clear) or limit (tinted brown) the amount of sunlight
  • Type in the length determined from Step 1.
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