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Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

Wondering about deck awning,  I may look up and investigate this, before I ever mention this.

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

motorized awning.....love it....wouldn't be able to use our sunny deck without it...prices have come way down..

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

@QualityGal 

 

Funny that you mentioned that, a commercial for 'Sunsetter' awnings (motorized) was just on tv and they're advertising $200-$300 off of their $700 awning.

 

Our raised deck is roofed and screened, so I don't have any recommendations for ya' though.

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

Funny, I was just thinking about looking into a motorized awning ... we have a patio that's rarely used because of the sun/rain/heat ... 

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

we have a table with an umbrella.

 

would love to have a motorized awning that could be opened or closed. i have a feeling it would be quite expensive.

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

@QualityGal   I had a deck awning, but they need replacing around every five years, so when the last one shredded, I now use an umbrella.  It was not a motorized awning.

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

@IG   This is so funny - been wanting to post this about SunSetter covering.  DO YOU REALIZE THAT TV COMMERCIAL HAS NEVER CHANGED AND HAS BEEN OFFERING THE SAME $200 OFF FOR   (wait for it).................THIRTY YEARS.  THOSE PEOPLE HE/SHE ARE GRANDPARENTS NOW.  

Yes, same tape for at lease 30 years...................unbelievable same  $200 off   LOL

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

@QualityGal , I have one that is 24 x 12’.  It is motorized and has a wind sensor.  When the wind gets at a prescribed velocity, it closes automatically.  I paid quite a bit for it.  It is 13 years old.  Made by a 100year old local company that makes sails for sailboats.  They have a very good reputation and, true to their word, 13 years old and I have never had a repair.  It dropped the temperature in our living room in High summer by 10-15 degrees.  Love it.  LM

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

I don't sunbathe.....so my patio is surrounded by trees

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Re: Do you have a deck awning, or just an umbrella like I do?

Thanks to you all.  Good points to think about.  MI may have its snow, but when it's sunny head comes out, it bakes you really well.  Still thinking about it and still have to see.  Very interesting on the pricing.