FAQ

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.

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What do customers look for in Palmex synthetic thatch?

Palmex synthetic thatch is the long awaited modern roofing solution for consumers attached to tradition, aesthetics 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:
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  • 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.

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 as references.

Can I install my thatched roof myself?

Yes. Our thatching material is shipped with full instructions upon request. In addition, Palmex India 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.

How safe is Palmex thatch roofing?

Our artificial palm leaves benefit from a tested fire-retardant treatment during manufacturing. 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 thatched 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.

How long will a Palmex thatched roof last?

Our thatched roofs carry a 20 year guaranty, independent 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 thatched 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 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.

  • “Palmex leaves give a natural look to the treehouse, with its original colour and design. Our guests look forward to a stay in a treehouse with modern amenities, but with the charm of a thatched roof. ” Sachin K Jose, General Manager, Greenberg Resorts

  • “The product looked better than I expected… People who live around are dropping in just to see the roof! The Palmex team oversaw the installation with a lot of commitment and this was very impressive.” Yashwant Bhelke, Architect