When an ostensibly easy project is much more difficult than it appears. We live in stormy Portland, Oregon, where a gap anywhere will be filled quickly by the common deluges. Which is why us Northwesteners could use all the assistance we can get when it comes to keeping our valuables dry. Personally, I have a motorcycle, a boat, and an ATV sitting next to my house with no protection. To take care of them I use specially designed fabric custom awning covers to keep the weather out, so my stuff can last longer.
These covers do a wonderful job at keeping stuff in good shape, and they are cheaper than building an overhang. For shame all that stuff can't fit in my patio area. They even have built-in fasteners to completely secure whatever is underneath it.
I'm happy my belongings has a way to endure the downpours. I just hope they make something to help me.