I’d been looking at awnings and checking out ratings, and different models for a while. When my local box store listed the Advaning L Series with a good sale price, I jumped on it. The low cost made it a good deal. The testimonials said it was easy to install and is shipped assembled. All I’d have to do was attach the mounting brackets and slide in the metal cassette. I had read up and watched some clips, so it went fairly well. I did need some help with the final step though. The fabric canopy moves out and in with each turn of the crank, so you can open it only part way if you want. I like that the parts are aluminum so they should not rust. Since I know it is from China, I’m hopeful it will last at least 2 years. I say this cause the fabric and valance trim have already begun to fade after only 3 months of use!Explore genuine user reviews of retractable awnings by ron-carlson . Get insights and make informed decisions for your outdoor space with unbiased opinions.