The size of your aluminum or acrylic awning will depend on the area you would like to cover.
Most people cover their entire deck or patio, but some want to leave an uncovered area where they have the choice of either being under the awning or not. Really it is a personal choice.
Although you only need an awning to cover to the edge of your deck or patio, some people choose to have the patio cover overhang their deck by about a foot on all sides to keep as much rain as possible off of their deck.
Your own personal choice for area of coverage will determine the size of your awning, and some advice from an awning expert will also be helpful with meeting your requirements.
Most awning companies will provide free estimates, which is helpful with making these decisions.
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