Visited a friend last weekend in Dallas where it's hot and there is lots
of sun, and he had an electric awning that seemed very nice.
This one had a rain sensor, and when it sensed water, it brought the
awning in, so it wouldn't be ripped apart by a hurricane. A nice
feature. Although I would want an override so one could be out there in
a mild rain and stay dry. It probably has that too or you could put in a
switch. I didn't get the brand name, but I'm sure you can find it if
The support arms were like upper arms and fore arms, and even when the
awning was fully open, the arms were partly bent. Seemed fragile to me
but he has money so it's probably a good brand and a good design. The
arms certainly were not thin.