Over the years, there has been an increase of people looking to turn their outdoor area into a tropical retreat. The easiest way to do this is by installing a balinese hut, african thatch or thatch umbrella. Just why is thatch roofing becoming an increasingly popular choice for backyards and outdoor renovations. Read on to find out…
Compared to steel, corrugated iron or shad cloths, thatch roofing ensures that your outdoor area will remain much cooler than these other roof types. Steel in particular captures heat and shade cloths only provide sun protection. Thatch roofing can get up to 10 – 15 degrees cooler in summer, because the material acts like a natural insulator. Remember thatch roofing is predominantly found in places like Bali (hence the name balinese hut) and so were originally designed with heat protection in mind.
Another reason people have responded so well to thatch roofing is that the material is not 100% airtight. If you put a balinese hut over your spa area, you needn’t worry about steam being captured in the roof. A steel roof would capture the moisture on the roof, however because the steam can escape in thatch roofing, it provides a much better outdoor gazebo option, particularly over spas or pools.
More and more people are choosing products these days based on not only design and aesthetic reasons, but environmental ones. Thatch roofing is made from natural materials. The balinese hut is made from alang-alang grass and the african thatch from cape reed tiles. Make sure the timber you use for the frame and poles is non-arsenic treated timber, which is much safer for the environment, plants and animals.
Luckily though, design and aesthetics is not a problem when buying thatch roofing. Many people are responding positively to the tropical look and feel of the balinese hut. They certainly have a flow about them that other roofs don’t offer. In our busy western lifestyle, it is lovely to transform your backyard into your very own holiday destination with thatch roofing. The African thatch is a great option if you want to blend in your roof with your existing one and the balinese hut and thatch umbrella is excellent if you are looking to create a tropical feel.
Lastly, the thatch umbrella is a cost effective version for thatch roofing. It is a simple and easy to pull up and down outdoor gazebo that would insert effortlessly into your outdoor table, providing great shading and comfort.
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