Ideas for DIY Retractable Awning
Having just recovered from a kitchen remod which was mostly DIY, I feel energized to try something else. Not wanting to spend the big bucks for this, am wondering if anyone has done a DIY awning and if so, could I get techniques/tips/plans.
Our rear deck has southwest exposure and really bakes up in summer. Installing an awning to cover more than half of it (it is 12x24) would be really nice, as well as help to cool off the house a bit. We would probably not use it at all in the winter.
I am thinking something that attaches to the rear wall of the house (siding) then maybe, maybe not, has posts on the far side of the deck (12' away) that support it. I would not mind having it be manual rollup, using gravity to help roll it down.