retractable awning, roof mount?

Anyone have one of these lateral arm retractable awnings? I have a patio that gets mid and late afternoon sun. These awnings look like they would work for me. There are just so many options, like motorized with remote. Or even an extruded cover or even roof mounting brackets. Then you get into the stronger joints and motors. Lots of colors too Im looking to put one up, need to decide on if mounting on the roof is a good idea? That would give me more head room, since my overhang is at the minimum 8. But we get lots of snow in western N.Y. I hate to lag anything into the roof. The Matrix brand sold around here. Im looking at a 16 wide, with 10 projection. Opinions welcome.
Thanks TP
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Sounds like a sail just waiting for a wind, to me. Two friends have had them. Each are on their second one. Their first ones were taken by the wind when they were left deployed.
An expensive sail if you ask me. Too many moving parts. Mounting is suspect.
But, hey, if they work for you, and you want one, go for it.
Steve
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cgusta had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-retractable-awning-roof-mount-20995-.htm : I have a motorized retractable Markilux awning that I love. At $6,000+ w/ installation, it's on the expensive end but it has functioned beautifully for 18 months in a windy site. Recently sold the home and the awning became a significant selling point. However, I want to take it with me and hoped to find information re: roof mount at this site. Markilux quoted us over $1,500 for parts and installation. I suspect it can be done, and done well, for half that price.
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We bought the 18' by 10' Sunsetter motorized model with remote several months ago and are very happy with it. Bought it at Costco, they delivered it in a 20' heavy cardboard tube 2 weeks later. Our roof overhang is only 7'10" off the ground, but we decided to take a chance and mount it on the stucco wall under the eaves anyway. By the time it is fully extended it is a bit low but still way above our heads so we haven't found it to be a problem.
-C
http://www.sunsetter.com/motorized_awning_new.asp

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Thanks for the responses. We are leaning toward building a pergola now. I cant believe what they want for extruded vinyl products. (Where can you buy 20 foot lengths?) Cedar is expensive also, plus the maintenance. That retractable awning is looking like a bargain
TP
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