Installing Awning Over Deck

I want to install an awning over my ground level deck. Any recommendations or warnings? Thanks.

Carolyn from Mitchellville, MD

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First check your wind directions. A friend of mine spent several hundred dollars doing this and it was ripped off the next day-her deck was a 2nd story deck and the wind normally came right up the hill at it and took it off-she called in a pro to replace it and he refused-said it was on the wrong side of the house and it would come off again from the wind. So, she ended up going with a wood roof over her deck instead of a cloth or metal awning.

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