Yes, there are other options. An awning will only last so long in your type of weather. The material will soon break down under rain etc. One other option is a Pergola. The cost may be more , but they last a long time. I live in Michigan , and made the mistake of buying an awning for my deck. Well , after rain , wind , snow etc ,, the material came apart. A pergola is a much better choice. Check on a store like Menards , Home Depot, Lowes etc. They have many choices on size , color. It may cost more , but well worth it. Google PERGOLA to see examples. There basically a wood frame structure with a industrial plastic / vinyl roof. Many different varieties to choose from. Good luck.