Retractable Awnings Reviews | Compare the Best Awning Companies & Models

HomeClarissa Johnson

Clarissa Johnson

I operate a small lunch counter with an outdoor patio. My 5 tables had umbrellas, but every time a patron wanted two tables close together the umbrellas got in the way. Even when closed, the umbrellas got in the way. I bought the 20’x10’ Aleko model four weeks ago to replace the umbrellas. Color selection was very limited, since these are pre-made in China but the special clearance price was good. Installation went so so, but there’s no protection for the awning fabric if it’s on an exposed wall. The arms/cover opens and closes automatically with the push of a button, so it’s easy and simply to use when needed. The canvas is water resistant for light rain, but that’s no help for heavy rain and also when the rain angles in at the side or front. However, it works for a drizzle, which is better than the umbrellas. It only has a very short warranty so let’s hope it lasts more than 1-2 years.