That's just it, these types of awnings aren't actually attached. "Awning" isn't really a proper term for them. More like a tarp with rings that slides back on a couple wires in small folds horizontally like a Roman shade. I'm not describing it very well, I'm afraid.I added clarifications to the original post so that new people wouldn’t have to read through everything. I can’t have anything at all attached to the frame above except wire. So no awnings. I was thinking patio umbrellas because they are free-standing separate entities, and not regulated.
ETA: Pergola Canopy.