More people than ever demand solar roofing in the United States. By 2022, the forecast estimates 835,000 squares of solar roofing. By 2037? Projections indicate a whopping 3.4 million squares to top American roofs. This is according to the Freedonia Group market research. People choose green these days. We can’t say we blame them. Endureed thatch roofing is by and far the greenest option for mass production of thatched roofs. People don’t realize it, but even natural thatch roofing costs the environment substantially. Check out our previous blog post explaining how detrimental the commercial use of thatched roofing has been environmentally. Also, learn about the decline of water reed as a result of commercialized natural thatch.
Solar panels on thatched roofs generally sounds like a bad idea, right? Well, it’s risky when it’s natural thatch. Yet, our synthetic thatch offers no issues with solar panels. They’ll outlive your panels and offer the durability you’ll require whether you’re installing solar panels on a thatched roof resort or a thatched roof home.
Synthetic Thatch and Solar Roofing
The waterproofing underlayment beneath synthetic thatch seals around the screws used to install the panels just as it seals around the nails used to install the synthetic thatching. So, Endureed roofing systems has every advantage over natural thatch. Also, Endureed products keep their color even with UV exposure. So, even if the panels are uninstalled or relocated, there won’t be obvious color differences left behind. Our thatch doesn’t rot. Our thatch doesn’t let in pests. See, none of the reasons that people avoid solar roofing on natural thatched roofs applies to our synthetic thatch.
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Whether you’re interested in roofing an indoor gazebo or an entire hotel, we’d love to help you choose the right product for the job.
Check out our synthetic thatch roofing materials now to find one that’s right for you:
- Capetown– A trimmed, coarsely textured, longer reed. Replicates African Yellow Grass or “Cape Reed” that replicates the typical African style thatching.
- Kilimanjaro– A heavy reed replicating a traditional weathered, Tanzanian cape reed roof.
- Somerset– A closely tapered, slightly weathered appearing shingle. Replicates a typical, hand trimmed European thatching.
- Kona– A combination of wide leaf and smaller grass reed. Replicates the look of Hawaiian “Pili Grass” and Asian Alang-Alang grass thatching.
- Dominica– A synthetic palm leaf style thatching. Replicates palm leaves commonly used in tropical regions throughout the world.
- Bali– A finer, loosely tapered, slightly longer shingle designed to resemble the appearance of East Asian grass thatching.
- Viva Series– An especially economical synthetic palm thatch.