Traditionally, a thatched roof would be covered by a natural product but as with so many aspects these days, the advantages of synthetic materials in modern construction methods cannot be ignored.
Geographically the areas in the world that have higher rainfall or higher humidity, yield shorter life spans for natural thatched roofs. Moisture, in combination with the sun’s UV rays cause natural thatch roofs to dry and decay much faster than what would normally be the case.
In scenarios such as these, a synthetic roof cover is an excellent alternative to traditional natural thatch. Our synthetic thatch looks exactly like the real product and is far superior in terms of longevity and durability when compared to similar products available in the market today.
Our synthetic thatch tiles are available in two varieties: Fiber Palm and Fiber Reed. Both have a life expectancy of over 50 years and is available in a wide variety of colours that are stabilized for all outdoor conditions.
Our synthetic thatch is manufactured in tile format – extruded polyolefin strands are packed and brushed in jigs to create synthetic thatch reeds that resemble natural thatch very closely. A reinforced polyurethane binding strip is used to glue the simulated thatch particles in one tile. This allows the tile to be stapled, nailed or screwed to the substructure.