Let’s face it, achieving a pest-free thatched roof has always been nearly impossible. Even when measures to avoid pests like pesticides and netting were employed, a pest-free thatched roof was barely attainable. Now, thanks to new technology, homeowners, resort owners and business owners have a legitimate option for a pest-free thatched roof.
Thatched Roof Pesticides
We recently featured a blog post about the new report from NOAA Fisheries suggesting that, malathion, a pesticide once suggested for natural thatched roofs, might jeopardize salmon survival. Pesticide applications are needed for natural thatched roofs, but they are hardly environmentally friendly.
Thatched Roof Netting
People sometimes install netting on thatched roofing to deter birds and rodents from making their homes overhead. This is far from beautiful and only effective on some pests. It’s proven ineffective even among some bird species. Consider that a 17th-century barn in Wiltshire has fallen victim to some especially stubborn crows, despite netting!
Environmentally Friendly Synthetic Thatch
For a pest-free thatched roof, the only sure-fire option is synthetic thatch. Luckily, Endureed offers a beautiful synthetic pest-free thatch roof solution that requires no pesticides and no netting. Our products come with a 20-year warranty. Today, our first thatched roof looks just as it did when it was installed two decades ago.
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Interested in roofing an umbrella for your backyard or an entire hotel? We’d love to help you choose the right product for your specific needs.
Check out our synthetic thatch roofing materials now. One is certainly 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.
We’d love to show you how Endureed can provide you with your perfect synthetic thatch product.