Different levels of air circulation and protection from the weather are provided with open or solid patio covers. An open arbor with lattice roof will allow a lot of ambient light through while creating partial shade, but you can count on little to no protection from the occasional spring shower. Air circulation is maximized with an open lattice roof, so the need for ceiling fans is not necessary.
Solid patio covers will maximize the amount of shade and provide the best protection from a light rain shower. One of the drawbacks of a fully covered structure is that it is not always the coolest. The solid roof will actually trap heat and make it hotter, even though it is in full shade. This makes ceiling fans a necessity for fully covered patios.
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