One of the common complaints about natural thatch roofs is the potential mold problem. Molds are all around us, but they don’t have to be right over our heads while we sleep. Natural thatch, if done properly can resist it, but over time, many thatch roofs do develop mold. This is so unfortunate, because thatch roofs are inherently durable and beautiful. Luckily, Endureed synthetic thatch looks and feels like real thatch and is eco-friendly, but is made from materials that are resistant to mold.
Mold As An Allergen
Mold can cause serious health problems. Many people are allergic to it. Just inhaling mold can cause some people to develop an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include sneezing, runny nose, skin rashes and red eyes. If a reaction is severe enough, it can even cause asthma. Some people can’t enjoy the outdoors during times of high concentrations. Imagine if there was a high concentration of this allergen right on your roof or on the roof of your outbuilding!
Mold As An Irritant
This allergen can even trouble people who are not allergic to it. Irritants let off by it can affect the eyes, nose, throat and skin of non-allergic people. Some people report that mold can affect other health conditions even in the absence of an allergy, the EPA reports.
You really can have a gorgeous thatched roof look without having to worry about this. Contact us or have your contractor contact us today to learn more about our synthetic thatch roofing material.