There are several good reasons why most contractors choose synthetic thatch over natural thatch. First of all, Endureed’s patented synthetic thatch roofing products are easy for any roofer to install. Even DIY enthusiasts have great success installing our products. General contractors find it much easier to find an available roofer than it is to find a master thatcher. If you choose natural thatch, you should know one important thing: No contractor should even consider hiring anyone less trained than a master thatcher. Natural thatch installation requires expert craftsmanship.
Contractors Prefer Synthetic Thatch For Several Reasons
Less than five years into the lifespan of a roof, a synthetic roof by Endureed becomes less costly than a natural thatched roof. Cost considerations include fireproofing, maintenance, and pest control. An expertly installed thatched roof can last a few decades. Yet, this durability exists only if it’s installed by an expert. Regular and proper maintenance is also key. Let’s face it, this is not a situation you want to put your client into. Business owners and homeowners do not want the constant headache. No one wants check for pests. And no one wants to check thatch placement after every storm.
Next, natural thatch attracts rodents, birds, bugs and other animals. Synthetic thatching does not attract these pests. It doesn’t require the business owner or homeowner to endure regular pest control efforts. Your clients want a thatched roof look. Thatch is beautiful and exotic. It sets an ambiance. We get that.
There’s nothing beautiful or exotic about pests living in your roof. Plus, regular visits from exterminators doesn’t set a nice ambiance either. Synthetic thatch offers all the beauty and exotic ambiance your client desires. Our thatch looks and feels like natural thatch.
Too many business owners and homeowners think that natural thatch is the greener option. You can make it clear that the thatched roofing industry and the agricultural industry no longer go hand in hand. Centuries ago, thatch could be cut for roofs while seeds and grains were utilized for agricultural purposes. The invention of the combine broke that relationship apart. Now, roofing thatch is usually grown separate from food crop fields. This demand increases fertilizer and pesticide use. Actually, reports indicate the demand causes negative effects on the land, soil and nearby water sources. Meanwhile, our synthetic thatch is recyclable and uses a significant amount of recycled materials to create the end product.
Finally, your clients should understand that natural thatch is a fire hazard. Granted, natural thatched roofs are coated on site with fire proofing chemicals in order to comply with local, state and federal fire and building codes, but this application doesn’t last forever. Hence, reapplication is needed. More chemical applications increase the roof’s costs further. Endureed’s thatch outperforms natural thatch and other synthetic thatch in fire tests. Plus, it remains fire resistant for the life of the roof.
If you are a general contractor stress the variety of reasons people are choosing Endureed synthetic thatch. If you know the true benefits of synthetic thatch, it will be easier to build a lasting professional relationship with your clients.