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Sanjeev Patel

Ordered this electric retractable awning and it was delivered to the door, assembled and in a flimsy box. Some testimonials stated it was easy to install and operate. For me, it was easy to install as I am very handy. Our walls are board and batten, so I attached a ledger board first so the brackets could be attached securely. The instructions and video were adequate, though installation did take a while even with the help of a neighbour. It’s a good idea to have help to mount the retractable awning especially when lifting the awning into the brackets. The motorized unit opens and closes the fabric cover as advertised; I just hope the motor doesn’t burn out because I know it is made in Asia and most products from Asia are low in price but also low in quality. The striped canvas gives a good feel to the deck and helps keep the sun off the windows but does appear to be polyester which I know for a fact will not last in the sun. I like that the fabric retracts into a protective housing and that the arms are aluminum. I’ll maybe add more to the house depending on how it lasts outdoors baking in the Florida sun.