So we thought it would be nice to make our house look less like a 90-year-old lived here. Which means we removed the awnings. And I won’t lie, our house is much warmer inside with them gone. Which isn’t so great when we’re having a week of 100 degree days. So, maybe the elderly are on to something with their awnings? Either way those things came down.
It was actually quite simple to remove these bad boys. They were just screwed into the house, so we simply removed them and tossed them over our heads, because they are quite large. I have limited photo supply of this because it took two of us. Or more like, it took Al and me keeping a close eye to make sure there were no injuries.
To me it makes a huge difference! The front porch awning we’ll need some helping hands with. It’s much larger and a whole lot more intense with the iron railings. It’s also built into the house so we need a plan in place for fixing up the siding. The back porch one was tricky, but we were able to do it just the two of us. I mean, we almost died a few times but it was fine, all worked out in the end. I think we high-five every time we accomplish something, which is awesome.
Next up is to figure out what to do to cover the front porch. We love sitting out there each night but would like to do so without the green plastic covering that leaks, but rather with some other covered something. Right now the plan for the back is to build a pergola from the existing frame, unless of course we expand the deck. There are so many decisions to make!
For now, we’re just happy to have most of the awnings removed and to start putting a plan in place for the back deck and front porch!