any experience with pergolas with awnings attached?
I've posted this same question on the Porches & Decks forum:
Does anyone have experience with pergolas with retractable awnings? And was that experience good or bad? How do you use your retractable awning: open in a gentle rain? What if you're away and an unexpected storm blows up? Are the mechanisms finicky, does the fabric mold, do families of critters build homes in the folds when the awning is retracted?