My parents moved into a smaller home, and their new patio faces west. As a housewarming gift, I got them an Advaning awning. I’d read some mediocre testimonials and figured it would help keep the house cooler and allow them to use their patio furniture more comfortably. It arrived fully assembled in a box, all my brother-in-law and I had to do was mount the 3 brackets and slide the awning bar into place. We tucked it up under the soffit for added protection, even though it has the metal semi-cassette housing. The canvas fabric rolls out and the aluminum arms support the front bar at the pitch we chose. The product reviews I read were correct – this product is mediocre at best! Hopefully, it wasn’t made in a “sweatshop” in China.