Why artificial thatch is the most durable, cost-effective choice for your property
Palmex synthetic thatch is a roofing solution that comes with a 20-year written warranty and has a 50-year life span. In this post we look at the many reasons Palmex is so durable and cost-effective in the long run, making it the right choice for your property.
Versatile Material made using High-Quality, Industrial-Grade Plastic
Palmex is made of recycled plastic. The superior quality High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) used ensures that Palmex roofs last for decades without fading or rotting. The material gives architects the freedom to design versatile structures without limiting their creativity. From gazebos, umbrellas, to tiered-roofs, Palmex thatch will fit any roof design or structure with a minimum of 30-degree slope, and comes in two variants, to be used as is or affixed onto an existing roof.
Palmex manufacturers take pride in the fact that once installed correctly by our team of experts, there are ZERO maintenance costs associated with this material. Unlike natural thatch that needs to be replaced often because of discolouration and sagging, property managers are saved the hassle of worrying about the roof when Palmex is used.
Palmex is 100% waterproof and UV-resistant. The roofing material repels mildew, moss, fungus, or residue. It remains smell-free, even after the rains. Palmex also guards against infestations of any sort. Insects, rats, birds and snakes cannot make Palmex their home. Synthetic thatch does not require cleaning, saving you a significant amount of time, money and labour costs.
Suitable For All Weather Conditions
While synthetic thatch resembles natural thatch very closely, it is weatherproof and withstands exposure to the sun, wind, or rains very well.
- Palmex is fade resistant and maintains its natural colour for a minimum of 20 years
- 100% waterproof guarantee, with no additional waterproofing membrane required
- Certified wind-resistant, built to withstand winds up to 260 kms/hour
- Fire Safe, Palmex melts or burns 100 times slower than natural thatch
- UV-resistant with UV ray repellent material used during manufacture itself
- Keeps your premises cool throughout the year. HDPE is good at absorbing heat but does not transmit it indoors. The Aloha variant allows for hot air to rise and escape through air-pockets and aids air circulation. Compared to natural thatch, this helps cut temperatures by 3-5 degrees, at least.
Eco-Friendly and Zero-Waste
Palmex is a completely sustainable eco-friendly product. Many consumers wrongly assume that natural thatch is environmentally friendly. Nothing could be further from the truth. Natural thatch is made of palm or coconut leaves that needs to be harvested from trees. But natural thatch needs to be replaced every 2-3 years, requiring trees to be harvested frequently. Moreover, natural thatch or palm leaves needs to be sprayed with chemicals often to keep mold and bugs away. But Palmex helps keep the green cover intact.
It is a durable material which is 100% recyclable. The HDPE in Palmex is a byproduct of industrial processes, hence you can breathe easy knowing you are using a zero-waste material. What’s more, Palmex is lightweight. It can be rolled and shipped to your location with minimal packaging. This reduces its carbon footprint further. Not surprisingly Palmex is LEED certified and recognized by the industry for being ecologically-friendly.
Nowadays, safety is a big concern for those in the construction sector. Architects, builders and property owners take pains to ensure that the health of staff and occupants is not compromised. Palmex scores highly on the safety scale. Because Palmex does not need to be fumigated or treated with toxic chemicals to keep away mold, mildew and pests, the thatch does not emit fumes or cause breathing difficulties.
HDPE is a less carcinogenic material compared to PVC plastic and does not impact occupant health adversely. Lastly, Palmex is a far superior choice when it comes to fire safety. While natural thatch can catch fire easily, leading to loss of property and lives. Palmex is made of materials that reduces flammability.
A Worthy One-Time Investment
All these features make Palmex a worthwhile one-time investment. While Palmex may seem expensive in the short-term, in the long run you can rely on recovering your costs because Palmex is true to its promise and lasts for decades on end, while looking as good as new.
Please get in touch with our team for pricing details and pictures of Palmex used on-site, in locations across India and the globe.
Preeti Prakash | Journalist