Designed to resemble gorgeous Alang-Alang grass thatching, this loosely tapered shingle is made with unique reed sizes and diverse color variations. Traditionally installed with thick Balinese style hips and loose eaves.
Thatched roofs hold a prominent place in the architectural landscape of Bali, Indonesia. Known as “alang-alang” roofs, they are a defining feature of traditional Balinese dwellings, temples, and pavilions. The use of thatched roofs in Bali can be traced back centuries and continues to be an integral part of the island’s cultural heritage.
The primary material used in constructing thatched roofs is the alang-alang grass, a locally abundant plant that thrives in the tropical climate. This durable grass is meticulously hand-woven into thick bundles, which are then layered onto a wooden or bamboo framework. The result is a sturdy, waterproof, and heat-insulating structure that offers protection against Bali’s tropical rains and intense sun.
Thatched roofs in Bali are renowned for their organic aesthetics, blending harmoniously with the island’s lush natural surroundings. The distinctive sloping design allows rainwater to easily drain off, preventing leaks and ensuring the longevity of the structure. Furthermore, the natural materials used in the construction of these roofs contribute to the overall sustainability and eco-friendliness of Balinese architecture.
Beyond their practical benefits, thatched roofs hold cultural significance in Bali. They symbolize a connection to the land, traditions, and the Balinese concept of harmony between humans, nature, and the spiritual realm. Thatched roofs are often seen adorning traditional village houses, sacred temples, and open-air pavilions used for ceremonies and cultural gatherings.
While modern construction techniques have introduced alternative roofing materials, thatched roofs remain a beloved feature in Bali’s architectural heritage. Their enduring popularity speaks to the Balinese people’s deep-rooted respect for tradition, nature, and the preservation of their unique cultural identity.
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While a natural thatch roof may cost you less initially, an Endureed roof is a quality long-term investment. Endureed delivers the beauty of natural thatch without the natural problems or additional annual costs of a natural thatch roof so you can save time and money with a maintenance and worry-free roof.
The cost of an Endureed thatch roof varies based on your project size, location and other factors. Contact a thatch expert today to get a customized estimate for your project.
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