As to the shade swinging in the wind. What I have done in the past is to put two screws in the bottom ends of the last reed and attach bungee cords tied off to a post. Works A-1. I don't yet own this particular shade.
Hello Chris I have to say it is so simple to install as my husband and I only used an electrical screwdriver with the right size drill bit from a set we have that screws into masonry and had it installed in twenty minutes because all other pieces come with the shade. It was so simple we went back and purchased a second one for the other side of our lanai.
Yes all hardware supplied
i can see very well, looking from inside to the outside
When I bought - no. I choose this color - matched perfectly with the trim of my home
The crank is on the right hand side but can be changed by following the directions in the linked Installation Guide.
Can this be attached to my aluminum awning
You could, but I would use an outdoor fabric. Making a Roman shade is not difficult. Staple Fabio to 1 x 1 wood strip on each, top and bottom. Stitch rings, equally spaced on one side. I used four sets of four on mine. Thread cord through each, length of shade; from right set of rings upward and across top; tie securely, across the top, thread cord to left or right, your choice; attach hook to side you want to pull from to roll up; attach securely at level you like ...
I would say yes. Djh
Yes, I did that with a small bungee, attaching it to the outside of the railing. I left a little give in the bungee so the plastic bottom rod would not bend. There is a small amount of movement to the shade when it's windy, but overall it works well.