Palmex® ALOHA & RIO Style Synthetic Palapa / Tiki Hut Thatch The only completely waterproof artificial thatch available and it is the absolute best priced most durable synthetic roofing thatch on the market today. From grass or reeds to palm leaves, thatch is one of the oldest building and roofing materials known to man. Some trace roof thatching back to long before the beginning of history, over several continents. Recognized and appreciated for it many qualities, thatching has not only survived industrialization, modern farming methods and environmental regulations, but even established itself as a sound roofing alternative. In freezing cold and tropical climates alike, thatched roofs are used for all kinds of structures. From simple shelters or impressive mansions to most unusual modern-day facilities, thatching is synonymous with protection, comfort and pleasure, but also of convenience, cost-effectiveness and efficiency. This roofing product provides exceptional storm-resistance and wind-resistance. Palmex® Thatch is a synthetic palm thatch that is used as an alternative to natural thatch. It is the perfect solution for covering your tiki hut, palapa, gazebo, cabana, tiki bar or any structure that you would like to give a tropical look and feel to. Palmex® Palapa Thatch is a Synthetic, Eco-Friendly 100% Waterproof industrial-strength product that is certified Wind-Resistant, UV-Resistant and comes with a 20-Year Warranty that provides added-value on the investment. Some of the advantages are: •It is safe: available with molded-in fire-retardant and UV-resistant options; manufactured from traceable premium-quality raw material, with a considerable list of construction material certifications. •It is durable: guaranteed for 20 years, with an estimated lifespan exceeding 50 years. •It is eco-responsible: fully recyclable, renewable, non-toxic, energy-efficient, insulating and thermo regulating. •It is resistant: to fading, snow, both positive and negative extreme temperatures, storms and strong winds; a 100 % waterproof thatching material. •It is convenient: maintenance-free, easy to lay and installed in record time. Versatile and flexible, it can be used on any shape of roof, by professionals or by laymen. Instructions for self-built thatch roof construction projects are available upon request. No mould, decay, mildew, moss, insects or other pests. •It is cost-effective: reasonable installation cost; reduced shipping, insurance, repair, heating and cooling costs; removable and reusable; value added to your real estate. •It is certified: ISO 9001:2008, wind resistant TAS 100 110 mph & ASTM D3161 160 mph / 260 kph, UV protected ASTM G26, fire-resistant ASTM E108 Class A & C, member of US Green Building Council, LEED contribution. Aloha synthetic leaves are designed to be laid directly on a skeleton roof frame with their patented railing system. This offers two distinct technical advantages: full and effective exterior coverage in any weather, plus an exposed underside providing a more traditional aesthetic from the inside that proves popular in many countries.