Posting this here as I thought it would get the most replies. Anyone have any experience with retractable awnings? We have footprint restrictions on our house, but uncovered decks do not count. We have an eight foot wide deck that we would like to get some shade on, but we cannot cover it. I thought about one of the retractable awnings to cover a portion of it. This is a vacation house that will not get much use, and I was thinking about one of the manually operated ones from somewhere like Lowes or Home Depot. Can anyone offer any opinions on something like this? Are they useful or just a waste of money? Thanks.