Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs
I have trying to stay quiet, but you seem to be having the same kind of luck like me, things don't seem to want to work out like I want and it's always the hard way. I know at some point it's all going to just settle into place for you, it is frustrating to pay someone to do it for you only to find out they don't have the same ways or standards that you do. Probably clique, but my advice is to keep on trucking.
No choice but to keep on, right? Hope things get better for you, too, soon.
You know, I don't see any commercially made awnings that look nice. Awnings, by nature, to me, are butt-ugly. Houses in the 50's had them a lot, including my aunt's house I remember quite well. Here is an example that is fairly typical of what I see for sale-now, see how basic this is? That thing in the size I need is $180 plus tax and delivery. And multiply times five-there is simply no way, not with what has to be spent inside to make floors, pens, etc.
This type below to me is just the ugliest nastiest look on the planet.
Oh, what about this lovely thing? It's only $255!
DH got the idea from an awning company's drawing of framework for their awnings in the instructions for putting them together. I do think the PVC needs some spray almond/sand paint, though.
Edited by speckledhen - 1/7/16 at 12:36pm