I had a simple project: to keep our stuff devoid of water. My wife and I live in rainy Olympia, Washington, where a gap anywhere will penetrated by flowing spates of rain. That's why us Northwesteners could use all the help available in regards to keeping our possessions dry. And I have many things that need guarding: a motorcycle, a boat, and an ATV. To take care of them I use specially designed fabric rzr seat covers to stop water from ruining my stuff.
These canvasses do a great job at keeping moisture out, and they are more pliable than an awning. And all those toys can't be placed underneath my patio enclosure. It's quite simple for me to take them anywhere.
The rain could go on but now I have some affordable protection.