Choosing Regions Series Thatch Shingles For Commercial Buildings

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Designers of commercial buildings are choosing Endureed Regions Series synthetic thatch to appeal to the growing pool of eco-conscious consumers. The beauty and natural feel of our products is far from the only reason to choose these roofing products though.

Thermoplastic Resin

Endureed’s Regions series shingles are made using thermoplastic resins. This formula affords the end user several fire safety features. These shingles are in compliance with all building and fire codes because of their qualities. Regions Series products offer superior fire-retarding features unique among plastics. If combustion occurs in the commercial building, these shingles create less radiant heat, less smoke, less carbon monoxide, and no toxic hydrogen cyanide. They create an insignificant amount of or no flaming droplets or debris. This reduces the spread of fire in the commercial building in all areas of the structure.

Fire creates an immediate strong odor allowing for very early detection of fire, making a structure fire safer for everyone. Once combustion occurs, the extreme heat transforms the material into an expanded carbonaceuous structure. This new structure creates a thermal barrier protecting underlying parts of the structure below. Plus, it’s self extinguishing. This final feature is unique among plastics.

Greener Building Product

Regions products are an environmentally-friendly building product. Our Regions series synthetic thatch is made from an low-carbon material. This special formula results in the consumption of less primary energy than many other building materials. Endureed’s products require no chemical flame retardant treatments, unlike natural thatch. These shingles are also far superior to natural thatch when it comes to ecology in virtually every respect.

Our synthetic thatch helps clients achieve LEED certifications or higher levels of LEED certifications. If you’re a designer, you may find clients wrongfully assume that natural thatch is a greener building material. A previous blog post explains in detail why natural thatch is no longer considered a green building material

Superior Choices Replicate Palm, Reed And Grasses Around The World

Regions products are so varied that they can simulate the look and feel of palm fronds, grasses, and reeds used in thatched roofing around the globe. Just check out the versatility of this series:



Somerset features a closely tapered,  slightly weathered appearing shingle. Our Somerset product replicates a typical, hand trimmed European thatching.


Kona features a combination of wide leaf and smaller grass reed. Kona shingles look like Hawaiian “Pili Grass” and Asian Alang-Alang thatching.


Dominica features a synthetic palm leaf style thatching. Dominica replicates the look of palm leaves that are commonly used in tropical regions throughout the world.


Capetown offers a trimmed, coarsely textured, longer reed. It’s modeled after African Yellow Grass or “Cape Reed” and replicates the typical African style thatching.


Bali shingles are a finer, loosely tapered, slightly longer shingle. They were designed to resemble the appearance of East Asian grass thatching.


Kilimanjaro is a heavy reed replicating a traditional weathered, Tanzanian cape reed roof.

Choose Endureed For Your Next Commercial Building Project

We’d love to show you how Endureed Regions shingles can improve the aesthetics of your commercial building. To learn more reasons why designers are choosing Endureed over the competition and over natural thatch for commercial structures, check out this previous blog post. Plus, click a product icon below to learn more about these individual thatch roofing solutions: