I read as many reviews and testimonials I could find before purchasing Sunesta’s Sunlight motorized model. A local dealer installed the retractable awning (did a nice job) that my wife and I thought was on the expensive side. We had it mounted to the edge of the soffit to extend it further when open, and make it higher at the front bar. The tweed cover fabric isn’t as bright or as rich as the swatch we picked it from, which is disappointing. The backup manual override crank is stiffer than my neighbor’s retractable awning, and I’ve skinned my knuckles several times. Hopefully, it gets easier, or I learn to keep my hands away from the wall! The best thing is that the canopy extends our outdoor space and time, which is what we wanted.