Awning Height Calculator
How to find the perfect height for your awning? Use our Awning Height Calculator. Simply enter your pitch, projection, and mounting height into the calculator to find the ideal awning height. For finding the valance height, switch calculator to advance mode enter values in the given fields.
What is Awning Height?
Awning height is the distance from the ground to the bottom edge of the awning. This measurement is important to make sure the awning gives enough shade and clearance.
How to Use the Calculator
Using the Awning Height Calculator is straightforward. Follow these steps:
 Enter Pitch (inches per foot): This is the slope of the awning.
 Enter Projection (feet): This is the horizontal distance the awning extends from the wall.
 Enter Mounting Height (feet): This is the height where the awning is attached to the wall.
 Awning Height (feet): The calculator will provide this value based on the inputs.
Example Input Values:
 Pitch: 2 inches per foot
 Projection: 10 feet
 Mounting Height: 12 feet
How to Calculate Awning Height
The formula to calculate awning height is:
$\text{AH} = \text{MH} – (\text{P} \times \text{PR})$
Variables:
Variable  Description  Unit 

AH  Awning Height  feet 
MH  Mounting Height  feet 
P  Pitch  inches/foot 
PR  Projection  feet 
How To Calculate
Let’s calculate the awning height using the example values:
1. Example Values:

 Pitch (P): 2 inches per foot
 Projection (PR): 10 feet
 Mounting Height (MH): 12 feet
2. Convert Pitch to Feet:
Since pitch is in inches per foot, convert it to feet:
$2 \text{ inches} \times \frac{1 \text{ foot}}{12 \text{ inches}} = \frac{2}{12} = 0.1667 \text{ feet}$
3. Calculate Drop:
Multiply pitch by projection:
$0.1667 \text{ feet} \times 10 \text{ feet} = 1.667 \text{ feet}$
4. Calculate Awning Height:
Subtract drop from mounting height:
$12 \text{ feet} – 1.667 \text{ feet} = 10.333 \text{ feet}$
5. Result
So, the awning height is approximately 10.33 feet.
Inputs Calculation Example
1. Basic Example:
Input Field  Value 

Pitch  2 inches/foot 
Projection  10 feet 
Mounting Height  12 feet 
Awning Height  10.33 feet 
2. Advanced Example:
Input Field  Value 

Pitch  3 inches/foot 
Projection  8 feet 
Mounting Height  14 feet 
Awning Height  12 feet 
FAQs
Q1: What is the proper pitch for an awning?
A1: The typical pitch for an awning is between 2 and 4 inches per foot. This ensures good water runoff and enough shade.
Q2: How do I measure mounting height?
A2: Mounting height is the distance from the ground to where the awning attaches to the wall. Use a tape measure for accuracy.
Q3: Will this calculator work for retractable awnings?
A3: Yes, this calculator works for both fixed and retractable awnings if you know the pitch, projection, and mounting height.
Final Lines
How was your experience with the Awning Height Calculator? I hope you found it helpful. Please share your thoughts on using the tool. Let us know if it worked for you and any suggestions for improvement.