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Monty Isserow

I got my Nu Image NuShade model at my local building store. It’s a manual 14’x12’ retractable awning. I’d read the average reviews and testimonials, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Installation instructions could be better. I did install a 2×6 ledger board which added to the cost. There are a lot of small parts that can fall through the cracks. The aluminum frame has a baked on white finish, and I went with the mahogany stripe that was offered. There are more selections online, but I prefer seeing the color in person to viewing it on my computer – next time I will request fabric samples. The hand crank is a major workout, and I have to remember to retract it, so the rain doesn’t stretch the fabric. Hopefully, when I hose it down to wash it as per the instructions, it doesn’t stretch and the frame doesn’t rust.