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Shirley Harding

I gave my widowed mom a motorized Sunsetter awning for her patio. I picked the laminated vinyl so she could sit out and listen to the rain, something she likes to do. I went with the motor since some of the reviews commented on the manual being difficult to turn. Installation into the brick was frustrating because it didn’t come with the bolts or the drill bit, so I had to buy them. The frame has started to rust after only 2 months. The fabric sags a lot, so we adjusted the pitch, trying to prevent the water from pooling – that didn’t help. Adjusting the pitch angle is a pain, and the water still collects on the vinyl cover – mom uses a broom to lift the canopy to dispel any water. The motor is noisy, but she doesn’t seem to mind. She’s somewhat happy with the awning, even though I’m definitely not.