Shortly after we started construction, Julie and I attended a home show in Novi, MI. One of the decisions we made there was to install a retractable awning from Marygrove Awnings. A couple days after we placed the order, they called to schedule installation. "Sorry," I told them, "you have to wait until we have walls to install it on." Even after the exterior was almost complete, our builder didn't want it installed too early for fear that it would get damaged during installation of something else. The awning was finally installed in the middle of October, after we were living in the house.
|With 2" of rigid foam on the exterior, I was concerned about having sufficiently firm support. So, before the siding went on, I decided where each bracket would go and had the framers take out a little section of foam and replace it with solid wood.|
|Once five brackets were firmly bolted to the house structure, the crew lifted the awning into place and attached it to the brackets.|
|The awning plugs into a regular outdoor outlet with a conventional 110V plug. When the rough electrical was done, we planned for the awning by specifying an outlet in a convenient location.|
|The finished product in the retracted position.|