||That time of year is rolling around... We recently built a pergola (wooden shade structure) in our backyard. Without putting something on top, it doesn't provide enough shade. For Sukkot, we obviously planned to add walls and schach to use it for our Sukkah. My question is: If I get bamboo (either sticks or mats) to use now, do I need to use something different in order to have a kosher sukkah? Can the schach remain in place year round?