The African Thatch is a sturdy and reliable thatch roof outdoor gazebo. Its proven ability to withstand strong winds and cyclones, makes it an ideal outdoor roof for all climates and conditions. The African Thatch will certainly give your backyard a tropical look and feel and because of its tiled roofing and it tends to blend in naturally to most outdoor areas and existing roof structures. We often get customers pondering over whether or not they should get an African Thatch with a deck or without. Whilst the decision can often come down to personal aesthetics, a deck can also make your thatch roof outdoor gazebo stand out more and become a bigger feature item in your backyard or outdoor area.
The African Thatch is an excellent insulator at night as there is less heat loss after dark and no condensation. This makes the African Thatch perfect for outdoor spa or pool areas.
If you want to have the perfect entertaining area, then adding a deck to an African Thatch is a good idea. Using kiln dried arsenic free treated pine and manilla decorative rope at the foot of each pole, the deck is a solid and sophisticated addition to your African Thatch. In situations where your outdoor area has only a grass or dirt area as the flooring, I would recommend adding a deck to your African Thatch. This way it becomes more of a feature, plus gives you the opportunity to put a table, chairs, perhaps BBQ area for entertaining. Alternatively, the picture below shows a customer who had beautiful tiled flooring already laid down and the African Thatch over this area complemented it nicely. So, African Thatch with or without a deck? You get to choose, but either way, send us pics!