You will hear people say that a thatch roof made of natural water reed will last four or five decades. That sounds impressive, right? It’s not quite that simple though. While you can retain parts of the roof for that long, around every eight years you will need to completely replace the roof ridge. Then, you will need to replace or repair other parts as they get ruined by pests like crows or rats. As you replace parts and patches on natural thatch, the color loses consistency. It stops looking charming and romantic and starts looking ragged.
Plus, you have to apply chemical pest repellent and flame retardant every couple of years. If a storm blows through, you may have to repair parts of the roof as well. So, when they say that a thatch roof made of water reed will last four to five decades, well… consider their definition of “lasting.”
Now, a synthetic water reed thatch roof from Endureed really could last four or five decades with essentially no maintenance and no repairs. We do have a 20 year warranty the same as you will find with other quality roofing systems, though we expect a home with an Endureed roof to last significantly longer than that!
Endureed Synthetic Thatch
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