I made this about a year ago, and it still looks the same the day I installed it. So it has some robustness. The bad part is I forget some of the details. (Sorry! But you can figure it out pretty easily I think -- read on.)
I think the total cost was ~$30.
Step 1: Stuff You Need
(2) 8' lengths of flat molding. (The corners are rounded a bit to take the edge away.)
Staple gun & 1/4" or 3/8" staples.
1-1/2" flat plate. These might be called "repair" plates. (I forget.)
(2) flat-head machine screws, #6 or #8, length is ~3/4" (I forget this too.)
(4) nuts to match machine screws. I used double-nuts.
(7) Self-tapping screws
(4) screws eyes (You'll have to judge the size based on how windy it is where you are.)
Step 2: Attach the Bottom Molding
Step 3: Roll Over the Bottom Molding
Step 4: Attach the Bottom Plates
Step 5: Add the Top Molding
This molding is used to mount the Solar Shield.
Step 6: Install the Shield Where You Want It
I used self-tapping screws so I didn't have to drill pilot holes and worry about getting them lined up. If you do have a friend to help it might be easier to drill and screw each location. Nails will probably work too, but don't split the molding!
I used about 7 screws spaced about a foot apart along the length.
Step 7: Bungee Cords
Attach the other end of the bungee cord to a screw eye.
I had to crimp the hooks on the bungee cord a little bit to keep them from coming free too easily, especially after they stretch. I want mine to come free for when I hang the Shield horizontally in the winter -- we want the sun then!
So I added a couple more screw eyes to the back wall which allows me to swing the shield up and out of the way in winter and when we have a storm or very windy day. You'll have to check out how you can best "store" the Shield out of the way. (Maybe you have some better ideas.)