Thatched roof structures require regular maintenance to ensure its longevity.

Importance of Regular Maintenance of your Thatched Roof

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The importance of regular maintenance of your thatched roof might sound like a bizarre concept at first, but one that will most definitely save you money in the long run.

Although we might strive to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible in the way we conduct our business (in the process making use of some of nature’s best building materials), we still need to keep in mind that thatch, regardless of the many amazing natural properties it possesses, is still in essence a natural product.

Depending on the climate you find yourself in, it is inevitable that natural rot and deterioration will occur at some stage of your thatched roof’s life. This will, if left unattended, significantly reduce the lifespan of your thatched roof and does place direct emphasis on the importance of regular inspection and maintenance (every five years is recommended) thereof.

Thatched roof structures require regular maintenance to ensure its longevity.

Thatched roof structures require regular maintenance to ensure its longevity.

Eight years after we constructed this structure, our client requested a thorough inspection, in which we found that it was indeed in need of some attention and maintenance.

In the process, all of the rotten thatch was removed and carefully replaced, after which a compacting process followed, which restored these two beautiful structures to their original glory.

During the maintenance process the entire structure is thoroughly inspected and old thatch replaced where necessary.

During the maintenance process the entire structure is thoroughly inspected and old thatch replaced where necessary.

With regular maintenance there is absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy these magnificent structures for decades more to come!

After maintenance, this roof looks as good as new.

After maintenance, this roof looks as good as new.

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