Why choose synthetic over natural thatch

Why choose synthetic over natural thatch

Natural thatched roofs have been used for centuries, and not without good reason. Although they are aesthetically pleasing, they may not be the most reliable or practical material to use.

Installing natural thatch is labor intensive and can prove to be very costly. Along with very poor durability caused by damage from climate conditions, insects, moss, rot, as well as exposure to sun, wind and sea salted air, natural thatch needs to be replaced every 2 to 5 years.

In order to be kept it in good shape, it must be maintained regularly; repairs, insecticides, fumigation, fire-resistance treatments. Leaks are the most common problem, which can cause more serious damage to other sections of the roof, therefore requiring more expensive repairs.

Palmex synthetic thatch roofing stands as a highly effective and reliable alternative to the natural palm leaves, which are now classified as endangered species and protected in numerous countries.
With the same pleasing look as natural thatch, this factory-made HDPE, 100% recyclable industrial strength roofing material comes highly recommended.

Used throughout the world by various hotel groups, developers, architecture firms, zoos and theme parks, Palmex offers the most durable synthetic thatch roofing solutions in the industry.

Palmex products are weather-proof, UV-resistant, waterproof, mold resistant, bird/wind proof, 100% recyclable and have a life expectancy of 50 years with a 20 year manufacturer warranty. This is not only cost-effective but also takes away the mess, stress, and hassles that can arise from maintaining a Natural Thatched roof.