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Harper Winkler

The Sunlight model by Sunesta is smaller than their Sunstyle or Sunesta models, and less expensive. We went with a 14’0″ x 10’0″ canopy to cover our deck. The metal is white coated aluminum (supposedly), scratches too easily and is showing signs of pitting. It was professionally installed, which added to the cost. After watching the installers, I realized it was simple to install and I could have easily done it myself. The manual crank is easier to turn when extending the awning than when retracting it. If the fabric cover was larger, I might need to go to fitness classes to be able to work the canopy! The fabric sags when fully extended, and it hasn’t been wet to my knowledge. It does provide shade, but for the price, it could be quieter when opening or closing.