With all this rainy weather I am thinking of purchasing a retractable awning. I have no experience with these but I am thinking that we will enjoy our front deck a lot more with an awning. Often there is a drizzle which drives us indoors but it is still warm and lovely.
My question is whether you need to get the motorized version or if the manual crank is really a big deal. The other thing is I am thinking of getting just one and centering it over our french doors ....or... a couple of them? Canadian Tire is selling one for 300+ dollars. I do not want to spend a fortune, living in Quebec we do not have a really long warm season.
Any suggestions? I included a couple of photos of the deck so you can see the space. I was thinking that if I only buy one and center it above the doors then I would install it right below the window that you see in the photo, above the french doors.