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Getting an awning put up is a very exciting addition to any home! I think that I would like to get one for my own home, just because it provides a nice shady area for everyone to gather. I think that the best idea would be to look online for someone who can put it up. It is usually easiest to start there, and then after that you can ask for recommendations! http://www.alumflo.com/aluminum-awnings/
Do you need a permit to install a custom awning? I want a retractable setup that will cover my entire patio. It is somewhat awkwardly shaped, and the installation could get tricky. I don't mind getting a permit. I just don't want any surprises down the road.