Some people built a patio with a permanent roof because they are practical and has more strength. With this permanently fixed roof, the patio and all patio furniture and fixtures will always be covered all year round. This type of shade is great against heavy rain and snow.
On the other hand, a roofless or open patio has a lot of benefits. It offers us an unlimited outdoor design choices for our patio and we can change it whenever we want it and need it. Most people would love sun bathing and we can do this at home in our patio. We can create a tropical theme in our patio during summer time. A nice tropical environment includes the bright sky and the beautiful sunshine plus a fresh breeze.
Staying under the sun can be lovely and enjoyable but not always. From time to time we need a shade to protect us from the harmful sunlight. We can use patio umbrellas, shades and awnings, and shade sails. The best part of this is that we can choose trendy and stylish designs that suits to enhance the design of our patio.
After a tiresome day, another great way to relax is to lay down and feel the cool breeze while gazing at the twinkling stars in the night sky. You can do this in an open area in your patio. All you need is a comfortable reclining bed or couch in the patio. If the night is a bit chilly just bring with you an outdoor patio heater to stay warm. Another exciting way to get the warmth with a bit of entertainment is to use a fire pit or fire bowl where you can enjoy the dancing flame in the dark. So if you love to watch a live show of stars at night, leaving a large space in you patio is great.