My husband and I have spent 20 years remodeling a four room block farm house by ourselves. We added a second story with a walk out and railing from our upstairs bedroom that faces west in the beginning. Now I would like to cover and screen the porch. There is a covered porch below the walk out but no way to bring posts from the second story to the ground. My husband thinks since all our weather comes from the west,(we live in Ohio),it is too dangerous to put a roof on without securing it to the ground. Is there another way to add a roof and secure without going to the ground with posts.