I was in a local box store, and they had Sunsetter manual awnings on sale, so I bought one. The instructions weren’t the best, but the DVD helped some, then we watched some on-line videos. Installation took about 4 hours. We mounted as close to the soffit as we could, so the fabric is protected. The 10-foot awning extends 8 feet, which covers most of my patio. The awning extends easy enough with the crank, but it is a huge effort to close, so I recommend buying motorized. I haven’t tried to adjust the pitch yet, it seems to be fine so far, but the instructions aren’t clear. The lateral arms work well, although they are too thin as one already got damaged from a very light wind. As they say, you get what you pay for, but the shade is appreciated.