Overall, thatch is a great building material that is sure to add a unique look to any home or business. It keeps out rainwater, can stand up to heavy winds, can last up to 60 years with proper care and maintenance, and give your building a timeless look that turns heads. We hope you've enjoyed these FAQs about thatch.Feb 28, 2014
What are the disadvantages of a thatched roof?
Thatched houses are more vulnerable to fire risk than those covered with other materials, and it is therefore imperative that precautions be taken to reduce the risk. Insurance costs can be higher due to this factor.
What is the life expectancy of a thatched roof?
Generally speaking, though, the lifespan of water reed thatch is about 30 years, combed wheat is about 30 years, and straw is about 20 years. It's not unknown for thatched roofs with regular maintenance to last up to 60 years, though!
Are thatched roofs cheap?
The initial cost is the end cost. In just five years, an Endureed thatched roof costs less than a seemingly “inexpensive” natural thatched roof costs. After that, Endureed roofs save you money over natural thatched roofs on average.Jun 7, 2018
How long does a thatched roof last?
Overall, thatch is a great building material that is sure to add a unique look to any home or business. It keeps out rainwater, can stand up to heavy winds, can last up to 60 years with proper care and maintenance, and give your building a timeless look that turns heads.Feb 28, 2014
What are the problems with thatched roofs?
Leaking. Perhaps the most common and obvious problem with thatched roofing is the potential for leaks. These can come from all areas of the roof, including the ridge, valleys and corners.Sep 23, 2014
What is a big negative about having a thatched roof?
Disadvantages. Thatched houses are harder to insure because of the perceived fire risk, and because thatching is labor-intensive, it is much more expensive to thatch a roof than to cover it with slate or tiles.
What are the pros and cons of thatched roof?
- Excellent for insulation – Thatched roofs provide excellent insulation, meaning your home will stay warm when it's cold outside and keep it cool during the summer. ...
- Great durability – Thatched roofs are typically very durable and long-lasting.
Do thatched roofs require a lot of maintenance?
Good thatch does not require frequent maintenance. In England a ridge normally lasts 8–14 years, and re-ridging is required several times during the lifespan of a thatch. Experts no longer recommend covering thatch with wire netting, as this slows evaporation and reduces longevity.