Artificial thatch roofing from every angle
The following list of questions regarding artificial thatch may be used as a quick search for specific information, as it is linked to related pages of our website where the information in question is detailed. For any further inquiries concerning Palmex thatched roofs or products, please feel free to contact us.
How safe is Palmex thatch roofing?
Our artificial palm leaves benefit from a tested fire-retardant treatment during manufacturing and are flame proof. Therefore, a Palmex thatched roof needs no extra fire protection or device and can be built over a BBQ area, for instance, provided safety distances are respected. Our leaves are also made of 100 % non toxic substances.
Are Palmex thatched roofs waterproof?
Yes, our thatch roofing is 100 % waterproof if installed adequately on a structure with a minimum 30 degree pitch.
How resistant to high winds is a Palmex synthetic thatch roof?
Our thatching material has been independently tested for resistance against strong winds and storms. It can withstand gales of up to 160 mph (260 kph) without tearing, loosening or permanently losing its shape. Indeed, temporarily the leaf may be twisted by strong winds, but ultimately our patented shape-memory polymer fully recovers its initial appearance. Palmex synthetic thatch roofs have successfully resisted to hurricanes with winds measured well beyond this figure, such as in the Caribbean islands, among other locations, and more recently in the Fiji islands where winds reached 250 kph in December 2012.
Does Palmex roof thatching offer any other protection?
Yes, our synthetic thatch provides exceptional insulation against extreme temperatures, both cold and hot. It is also manufactured and tested for efficient protection against damaging UV rays. It is odor-free, vermin-free and rot-proof.
How long will a Palmex thatch roof last?
Our thatch roofs carry a 20 year guaranty, independently of climate conditions and exposure to precipitations or intense sunlight. Thanks to the quality of the material used, our thatched roofs are expected to last another 30 years.
How much maintenance does a Palmex artificial thatch roof require?
Absolutely none. Any particles, leaves or small branches from surrounding trees are easily washed away by rain or with a garden hose.
Does Palmex supply proof of quality?
Palmex synthetic thatch roofing products are bounded with a 20 year written manufacturer warranty. We have also been specializing in synthetic thatch roofing for over a decade and have an important client base available for references.
Can I install my thatched roof myself?
Yes. Our thatching material is shipped with full instructions upon request. In addition, Palmex International offers its clients support throughout their projects. For major thatch roofing projects, it is advisable to have some skills and knowledge of roof mounting or to consult a professional roofer.
Artificial thatch roofing: the new ultimate choice
Palmex International has introduced the world to an innovative alternative to thatch roofing that has convinced many building professionals and homeowners with its numerous advantages and warranties of superior quality. Today artificial thatch roofing is used for various types of architectures in a variety of industries for obvious practical, environmental and cost-related reasons.
What do customers look for in Palmex synthetic thatch?
Palmex synthetic thatch is the long awaited modern roofing solution for consumers attached to tradition, esthetics and nature, but at the same time pragmatic, realistic and well-aware of innovative alternatives or of the necessity to also consider practical criteria. We deliver what they are interested in, artificial thatch roofing with:
- Durability: roofing with a 20 year warranty and proven high wind resistance.
- Safety: a waterproof, pest-proof, non toxic roofing solution with a fireproof option.
- Certification: proof of ecological value for green building and conformity to norms.
- Efficiency: certified UV protection, 100 % waterproof and energy-efficient.
- Ease of use: reusable patented system for fast, sturdy and easy installation.
- Appearance: designed for an extremely natural look and steady long-lasting color.
- Cost-effectiveness: short and long-term, directly and indirectly, maintenance-free.
Who opts for synthetic thatch roofing?
Nowadays artificial thatch roofing is the number one choice of professionals and individuals in several key sectors of the economy.
- Professionals in the hotel and tourist industry
Palm roof thatching is unbeatable when it comes to providing resort facilities with an authentic exotic power of attraction or the peaceful and inspiring atmosphere needed to relax weary vacationers. Hotel roofs and window eaves, terrace and balcony canopies, pool houses, BBQ or outdoor cooking areas, shower cabins and beach bars… you name it, they thatch it.
- Exterior and even interior designers
Artificial thatched roofs are the fast, easy, green and affordable answer to the rising demand for shelter roofing in theme parks, gardens, yards, venues and zoos. All kinds of thatched huts, gazebos, umbrellas, venues stands, playground shelters and shade features offer comfort and protection to visitors, owners, guests and also to animals.
- Residential homeowners
Synthetic thatch roofing is becoming more and more popular not only as a main roof covering option, but also for yard-sized structures, balcony and terrace canopies or high-end features. Our modern thatching material gives them the chance to make their dream come true, that of creating their own private oasis in a unique way that links past and present.
- Modern architects
Artificial thatch provides a new generation of artists and architects with a material so versatile and attractive that it fuels the most vivid imaginations and unleashes the most untamed free spirits. As a matter of fact, artificial palm leaves offer an unlimited number of roof-design options, from the most conventional to the most daring and avant-garde, without any concessions as to other vital aspects.
- And many others
Among those who do not fall into a specific category of consumers, there are many resourceful individuals such as the fishermen who thatch their boats, many handymen and women, open market vendors and hobbyists and mobile homeowners who undertake various projects. Palmex artificial thatch roofing products are exceptionally easy to install with their railing system or with screws, nails and staples. We also stand by do-it-yourselfers with advice and expertise when needed during their projects.
Certainly, all these people are not mistaken, because artificial thatch roofing has rewarded them most generously. For several decades, their synthetic thatch roof will ask for no maintenance whatsoever, retain its color and shape even in extreme weather conditions, supply efficient protection and add significant value to their real estate.
About us: to read about the history of the Palmex International thatch roofing company, about your local distribution company and our team.
Discover thatch: for a brief introduction to how roof thatching developed from man’s early days to our time and in our region of the world.
Our product line: for a description of the Palmex thatching material and accessories, their technical characteristics and advantages.
Our services: for a presentation of our expertise and experience in synthetic thatch, as well as those of your local Palmex synthetic thatch distributor.
Our clients: for a presentation of which professionals and individuals choose artificial thatch roofing today and what motivates their choice.
Our specials: for information about our current special offers, on how to save money on your synthetic thatch roof or on our services.
Our showroom: for a short guided tour of some of Palmex’s most representative synthetic thatch roofing projects around the world.
Our guestbook: to learn about our clients and some of the reasons why they have chosen palm roof thatching for their roofing projects.
FAQ: for any questions about artificial thatch or a quick answer to common queries concerning our products and services.
Our dealers: for information about our network of dealers of Palmex products for thatched roofs, to locate them or to contact them.
Our partners: to learn about the companies Palmex has created partnerships with for the production of its artificial palm leaves.
Tests and certification: for information concerning testing and certification related to our thatching material or of our thatch roof constructions.
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