Retractable Awning for Backyard Reviews

HI guys,

I am looking for some shade in my back yard areas 3m x 3m. found this retractable awning with motor and without.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Instahut-Motorised-Folding-Arm-A...

anybody has any experience about these? and whats your opinion on this?
Thanks

Comments

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    Could be an alright deal. Never seen anyone use this one though.

    Hope you don't live in a windy area or have a tendency to forget to retract that thing and go to work etc. So many people how come home at the end of the day/weekend to see this thing busted because of bad weather!

    I know people who have bought custom built models of these things and have spent more on repairs than the thousands it cost to build/install!

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      I did consider that, unfortunately it does get windy around my house but i guess just gotta be careful and retract it when not in use.

  • +1 vote

    I've got one similar I bought from Masters some years ago. I found it ok, but it doesn't make too much shade depending on the solar aspect.
    Mine is a manual and works great. It is always retracted if not in use