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Jesse Essig

We bought a retractable awning from this manufacturer for our outdoor dining space. Since it is roughly 12’x10’, it was pretty easy to maneuver. One thing we liked was that it came completely assembled. All my husband had to do was put up the mounting brackets. To operate it you turn the manual crank and unroll the fabric cover. Retracting the canopy was a bit tougher, and if you had adjusted the pitch while extended, you needed to set it back to neutral before retracting. It is pretty lightweight, so we contacted Advaning to buy another set of brackets but they don’t sell the brackets separately – they only sell brackets complete with an awning. We are a little worried that it seems a bit flimsy and may not last very long. We will know if it will last as we move through time.