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A Patio Space Just Wishing And Hoping To Become Something More In Irving, Texas

Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. Here is a perfect example.

This Irving, Texas, backyard had a meager stone and gravel patio space that the family used for outdoor respite, leisure and dining. The problem with this outdoor living area was in fact the outdoors – unpredictable when it comes to the intensity of the sun and the advent of sudden rain showers.



after with pergola

After- WOW!

As They Say, “Put A Lid On It”

As wonderful as outdoor living spaces are, the practical functionality and diversity of how and when those spaces can be used increases exponentially when there is a roof cover over them. In addition to providing overhead shelter and protection, with some ingenuity Archadeck knows how to keep natural sunlight inside the newly enclaved space. The perfect patio roof cover solution? Polygal.

polygal roof

Using Polygal as a patio roof cover is a practical and cost-effective way to create an outdoor living space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. This polycarbonate panel is extremely durable, for one. In addition to durability, a Polygal patio roof cover is resistant to impact, weather, and UV radiation, making it ideal for use in outdoor settings such as this.


For daytime light transmission, Polygal panels allow natural light to filter through while still providing shade, which creates a comfortable and pleasant outdoor living space. When it comes to keeping it looking like new, it is extremely low maintenance. With its downward slope, it is very easy to clean when necessary with a garden hose.


As for cost effectiveness, Polygal patio roof cover panels are an affordable option compared to other patio roof cover materials, such as glass or metal. They also come in a range of colors, patterns, and thicknesses, which allows for greater design flexibility and customization of your patio roof.

From Top To Bottom, A New Outdoor Living Room Is Born

Underneath the beautiful new patio roof cover, you’ll notice some terrific improvements.

cedar pergola

First, the structural support used as a foundation for the patio roof cover is a cedar pergola measuring 18-1/2 feet by 12 feet. We chose cedar instead of pressure-treated wood for several reasons.

1. Durability: Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage, making it an excellent choice for outdoor use. It can withstand exposure to the elements without deteriorating as quickly as other types of wood.

2. Aesthetics: Cedar has a beautiful natural color and grain pattern that adds a warm, inviting look to any outdoor space. It can be left untreated to age gracefully and develop a unique patina over time, or it can be stained or painted to match a specific design aesthetic.

3. Workability: Cedar is easy to work with, making it an ideal choice for outdoor living space building projects and custom designs. It can be cut, shaped, and joined using standard woodworking tools, and it holds nails and screws well.

4. Sustainability: Cedar is a renewable resource that grows quickly and can be harvested responsibly. It also requires less energy to produce than other building materials like steel or concrete, making it a more environmentally friendly choice.

The columns supporting the structure and the beams are also constructed from cedar.

polygal roof close up

As for the bottom, the new patio surface is fashioned out of stain and stamped concrete. Notice the intricate flagstone design in myriad colors of terra cotta, pecan tan, bone and dark walnut. The 12-inch border consists of that same dark walnut stain to define and outline the new space.

hardscape stone

If You Want To Improve Your Outdoor Living Space Areas, Call Archadeck

For a complimentary outdoor living area consultation for a new space – or to make something better with the one you already have – call us at 972-433-7526. You can also click right here to connect with us.

agustin and amanda garza

Agustin & Amanda Garza, owners Archadeck of Northeast Dallas-Southlake.