I had an easy project: to keep our stuff devoid of water. My wife and I live in the showery city of Bend, Oregon, where a gap anywhere will be filled quickly with rain. Which is why us doomed to live in the Northwest need all the assistance available when it comes to protecting our stuff from unceasing rain. Personally, I have a truck, a go-cart, and an ATV sitting next to my house with no protection. To protect them I cover them all with specially designed tarp custom seat covers for bobcat 3400 to keep the weather out, so my stuff can last longer.
These covers do a great job at keeping moisture out, and they are more pliable than an awning. And all that stuff can't fit below my patio enclosure. You'll even find built-in fasteners to completely secure whatever is underneath it.
The deluges may continue but at least I have some affordable protection.