The word thatch might conjure up images of straw houses, fairytale cottages, and old medieval villages, but thatch is still used today. It’s grass or straw that has been dried out and weaved into bundles, almost like hay, and it has many benefits for potential home and business owners.
First, thatch lasts a long time. While not as durable as shingles or other roofing materials, if cared for properly it can stay on a building for a while and still be just like new. Thatch is also waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about it getting wet or taking damage from the rain. How waterproof it is depends on the slope of the building, as a slope of around 45 degrees helps the rainwater to just slide off.
Thatch is also a natural insulator, keeping warm air in and cold air out. Having a thatched roof keeps warm air from escaping when it rises, so you’ll not only be warmer in the winter, but you’ll also be saving on heating bills. The savings alone are a reason to add a thatched roof feature to your business.
There’s also no denying that Thatch just looks cool, and is also a fun word to say! If you want your home to have a bit of a rustic look, or if you want to add a cooler look to your business, then thatch might be the best option for you. It can be an excellent marketing tool for your business as well, especially if you are going green or sell antique items.
What better way to show that antiques still have their value than using a thatched roof and showing off all it’s benefits to your customers? Thatch has many uses besides just being a prop or a roofing material for certain areas, and knowing about it could cause you to embrace thatch yourself!