Thatched roofs are very attractive and offer a unique aesthetic to the home. Thatched roofs are not as popular as they once were, however, it still exists and is still used on many buildings today, from commercial through to residentials.
Thatched roofs are also widely used for bungalows, hotels, kiosks, or gazebo.
Imagine having a thatched kiosk or a gazebo for your outdoor space: with table, bench seats with multicoloured cushions, well decorated.
This looks aesthetically pleasing and creating a focal point in the garden or near your swimming pool. It also creates a shaded place in your garden that can be used for entertaining, leisure activities, relaxation, and taking the lush beauty of your immediate outdoors.
Materials Used For Thatching
Dry fibers such as straws, reeds, palm trees and other natural fibres are used to create a thatching roof covering. These are grouped and interwoven with a certain pressure to form a surface, which through successive overlaps becomes impermeable and almost impenetrable to rodents and pests.
Water reed is a good quality straw thatch that can last for more than 50 years when applied by an experienced thatcher.
BENEFITS OF THATCHED ROOF
A thatched roof is a very unique feature of a home. Thatched roof throws in an undeniable beauty to any landscape design, transforming it into a sustainable haven of shade and shelter.
Thatched roofs are very durable and can last for many years. Although your roof ridge will require to be replaced periodically, the materials are very long-lasting.
Thatch is naturally very insulating which helps to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
The materials needed for thatching are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Harvesting the thatch is also an economically friendly tool.
Thatching materials are light and will not require the heavy supports that other roof types need.
Having a thatched roof can raise the selling price of a house and turns out to be a good investment.
How To Maintain Thatched Roof
- It is a good idea to clean your thatched roof once a year: removing leaves, fir needles, moss and algae. You can do it by hand or you can use different types of rakes
- The drier a roof is the longer it will last. So check any trees or bushes growing near the house.
- Precaution has to be taken when walking on the thatch or using ladders in order to avoid unnecessary damage to your thatched roof.
Things To Consider When Hiring Contractors
- Is the contractor experienced in installing the type of thatched roof you want
- Will the contractor follow all the relevant building regulation guidelines?
- How much is the work to complete?
If you are planning to have a thatched roof for your home in Mauritius, bungalow, kiosk or gazebo feel free to contact MLO Smart Construction Company Ltd Mauritius, a thatched roof specialist. With over 25 years experience MLO Smart Construction provides excellence professional services.