Although my retractable awning purchase was quite expensive, I am somewhat impressed with the quality of the Sunesta motorized patio awning. We’ve been enjoying it for about 6 weeks now. The 18-foot wide retractable awning extends the full 14-feet of our patio, providing shade at the push of a button. The whole operation is quick and quiet! The fabric appears durable and according to Sunesta shouldn’t fade or develop mold or mildew issues for at least 5 years. I appreciated being able to purchase a brown frame which matches the house trim and gutters much better than the white and off-white most other manufacturers offer. The professional installation went quickly, and they cleaned up after themselves! Wish I could get the kids to do that! I also included the wind sensor for added protection. I’m thinking about getting one for my parents now!