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Post by Brapeco » December 12th, 2019, 9:24 am

Hi all, my name is Andrew.
I'm from Livermore, CA.
So I built a small 8'x10' floating deck not to long ago. I love it except there is no cover to the deck. I wanted to add a roof but just don't want to have to get a permit and drop a fortune. I have seen retractable manual awnings https://greenyardmaster.com/best-retractable-awnings/ that look good that are reasonably priced. Does anyone have one? Does it hold up in bad weather? Should I close it up after using it so if the wind kicks up it doesn't destroy it. Are they flimsy or durable? Would this be a good more economical solution to adding cover to our porch?
Any thoughts about using a retractable awning for a roof over my porch and my smokers?
Thanks.
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Post by ajfoxy » December 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm

Hi Andrew and welcome. Sorry, can't help with your deck retractable awning question. Sometimes it's just better to bite the bullet, get the permit and build the thing to ensure you have a nice cover for the family to enjoy outdoor time. Once off pain, lifetime of gain.
On the other hand, in Australia they are permit mad... actually just the council greedy for money. So I have quite a few structures that missed the council scrutiny. Sometimes its just easier to ask for forgiveness than permission... :D


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Post by Dirtytires » December 14th, 2019, 3:09 am

We would be happy to help you build a new smoker for the deck.....



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Post by mp4 » December 14th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Almost every camper has an awning like that. The one that I've had have been surprisingly tough...just don't leave them extended in high wind situations and I think you'll be good.



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