Palmex Exotic Roof oustanding Benefits

Your satisfaction is our priority. Palmex doesn’t only constantly work on improving the quality of its product but also on resolving issues that one would normally encounter with any other roofing material. Take Palmex outstanding benefits and make them your own !


  • Full protection against mold and mildew, insects and animals avoiding proliferation of bacteria therefore providing you with clean thatch.

Long-term solution to over-harvesting

  • 50-year lifespan
  • 20-year warranty
  • No toxic product fumigation
  • 100% recyclable
peace of mind

Peace of mind

  • Quick and easy installation process
  • No leaf replacement or repair
  • No maintenance or daily upkeep for the indoor areas: Cost saving

Superior durability

  • Withstands exposure to harsh weather
  • Wind resistance from 160km/h up to 190km/h
  • UV-resistant
  • Industrial-strength material
  • Fire-retardant
return on investment

Return on investment

  • No renovation needed = no temporary hotel closing for maintenance = cost saving
  • No customer compensation
  • Structure protection

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We are present in more than 87 countries spread on 5 continents.

Palmex vs Natural Natural Roofing
20 years Warranty Generally non-existent
50 years Lifespan 2-5 years
100% recyclable Eco-friendly Toxic fumigation / waste production
Maintenance free Maintenance Needs maintenance
Withstands exposure to harsh weather Superior durability Suffers damage from weather
Palmex Exotic Roof Natural Leaves Roofing
  • 20 years
  • Generally non-existent
Life expectancy
  • 50 years
  • Replaced every 2 to 5 years
  • Made of PVC
  • Industrial strength, superior resistance
  • UV protection
  • Often suffers damage from climate conditions, insects, moss, rot, as well as exposure to sun, wind and sea salted air
  • These days, traditional thatch preparation (proper harvesting, saltwater treatment, drying sequence, weaving, etc.) is often neglected or compromised
  • Maintenance free, self-cleaning design
  • No accumulation of residue
  • Regular maintenance required; repairs, insecticides, fumigation, fire-resistance treatments, cleaning of underlying floors and furniture, etc.
  • Recurring labour costs
Wind resistance
  • Wind resistance from 160km/h up to 190km/h
  • No existing standards – generally low wind resistance
  • Ensuing repairs and maintenance involved
Fire resistance
  • PVC is naturally low flammable material
  • Fire-retardant (FR)
  • Highly flammable and may cause fires
  • High risk of fire propagation
  • Costly insurance coverage and high risk of refusa
Protection from infestation
  • Material does not attract insects, rodents, birds, etc.
  • Susceptible to infestations and nesting
  • Layered installation method (allowing air pockets), makes for much cooler under-roof temperatures
  • Weak insulation capabilities means a high volume of leaves are required (very thick layering)
Added value
  • Undeniable return on investment
  • Adds value to the building structures
  • No added value
Insurance savings
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Palmex products are deemed entirely safe
  • High risk factor
  • Costly insurance or insurance refusal
Environmental factors
  • 100% recyclable
  • No toxic products required (cleaning, etc.)
  • Rain water harvesting possible
  • Damage to the natural environment (harvesting leaves)
  • Roof maintenance often leads to pollution via toxic products such as insecticides, pesticides, fire prevention sprays, etc.
  • Fast and easy. Instructions provided by Palmex
  • Minimal skills required
  • Requires skilled labourers
  • Longer, complicated and costly installation process
Transport and storability
  • Optimized transport and storage: high coverage, low shipping/ storage volume, thin leaves, compressed packaging.
  • Export:
    From Thaïland :
    20’ container = from 1500 sqm to 2000 sqm 40’ container = from 3000 to 4000 sqm
  • To cover an equal surface per m2 or sq.ft, natural thatch roofing requires approximately 11 times the volume of Palmex products (transport and storage)
  • 1 container of Palmex leaves = 11 containers of natural leaves

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