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Noah Russell

I picked up a 12’x10’ Advaning C Series at my local box store. I’d read the reviews, and it seemed like a decent choice, and the price tag was right. I watched the installation video and some other videos online and then mounted the brackets. Make sure you know where the studs for your wall are and use a level. I didn’t and my awning was installed crooked and then came crashing down. The awning has a metal case that protects the fabric, and everything was assembled ready to go. Have a helper when you go to put the main beam into the brackets, it’s easier. The manual crank is too short but extends and retracts the awning with a lot of effort, and the awning provides decent shade to my outdoor space. It has a pitch feature, but you have to realign it before you retract it, so I haven’t used it yet.