If you love the look and feel of a thatched roof outdoor gazebo, but don’t want to pay alot for this type of Bali Hut, then the Umbrella Thatch is your best solution. The Umbrella Thatch creates a relaxed and tropical look and feel to your outdoor area and is a much cheaper alternative to the Bali Hut. This simpler version of the thatch roof is made from the same natural material (alang-alang grass) as the Bali Hut, but because it sits on only one post, the actual structure is more cost effective to make, therefore lessening the sale price. Umbrella thatches fit neatly into an outdoor table and are sturdy and reliable. They are easy to put up and put down and will keep your outdoor area cooler by up to 10 degrees compared to other outdoor roof structures. This is because the alang alang grass acts like a natural insulator and regulates the flow of cool and warm air much better than say a corrugated roof or sail cloth.