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Old 10-20-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Anyone has experience using awning in las vegas? I like that it provides shade but doesn't have the annoying posts. I don't prefer pergola because the space is too narrow for it and pergola doesn't provide 100% shade. I want the awning to be open for most of the time and I know that you should retract the awning when there is gust. But I still worry that there is no enough time to close it and the gust damage the awning. Also I don't see many awning around here. So I just want to learn how manageable and practical awnings are in the valley. Thanks for your input!
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Old 10-20-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Too windy! The first time you forgot and left it down, it would be toast!
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Our new house has a pergola, which I don't really like. I know there are different types of panels you can put on top of it but I'm afraid it would look cheesy.

I might just wait and replace it one of these days with a real patio cover.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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The automated ones work fine. Cost more. The manual ones will be difficult and the wind will get them unless you are anal about it.

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Old 10-20-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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The automated ones work fine. Cost more. The manual ones will be difficult and the wind will get them unless you are anal about it.
So you do have the ones that are motorized and equipped with wind sensors? And they worked well for you? I am happy to hear someone saying it might work - since I expected people to trash this idea I am willing to pay if it actually works. I want a shade too much.
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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Too windy! The first time you forgot and left it down, it would be toast!
brutal...No hope uh?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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Our new house has a pergola, which I don't really like. I know there are different types of panels you can put on top of it but I'm afraid it would look cheesy.

I might just wait and replace it one of these days with a real patio cover.
I agree. A pergola with panels doesn't look right. What kind of real patio covers are you thinking?
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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So you do have the ones that are motorized and equipped with wind sensors? And they worked well for you? I am happy to hear someone saying it might work - since I expected people to trash this idea I am willing to pay if it actually works. I want a shade too much.
We deal with real estate particularly in the Sun Cities. They are quite common on the golf courses with south or west patios. We see them at 5 or more years old going pretty good. I think somewhere after 5 you end up replacing the cloth but it lasts a long time as they spend most of their time rolled up. We were out one day in a back yard on one course when the wind came up suddenly in the late afternoon and we watched as 3 or 4 of them auto furled. Does work.

Some places also have the roll down with tracks kind which are pretty much indestructible though they block the way. Effective though at dealing with the sun
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
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Our pergola is attached to the house like a patio cover would be. It's all strong steel framing and would be easy to convert to a regular patio cover..
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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We deal with real estate particularly in the Sun Cities. They are quite common on the golf courses with south or west patios. We see them at 5 or more years old going pretty good. I think somewhere after 5 you end up replacing the cloth but it lasts a long time as they spend most of their time rolled up. We were out one day in a back yard on one course when the wind came up suddenly in the late afternoon and we watched as 3 or 4 of them auto furled. Does work.

Some places also have the roll down with tracks kind which are pretty much indestructible though they block the way. Effective though at dealing with the sun
Sounds great. Can you by any chance recommend a brand?
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