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Whether you have a weathered thatch roof that is in need of an upgrade or if you are planning to build a new thatched roof, Harvey Thatch is the most economical alternative in the industry.
This versatile cladding turns ordinary thatch roofing into more attractive, more durable and more sustainable roofing. Not only is Harvey Thatch cost-effective, but it has far more advantages than the traditional thatch roofing. The tiles are of natural colour and match original thatch perfectly.
Harvey Thatch gives you the same cozy atmosphere as thatch roofing, but this type of durable roof cladding requires much less maintenance. It is also approved by the South African Bureau of Standards.
- Cost effective
- Low maintenance
- SABS approved
- Ambience of traditional thatch roof
- Fire and lightning safe
- Fungi and algae proof
- Wind, rain & hail resistant
- No natural degradation
- No damage caused by birds or vermin
With all these benefits and advantages in this specific type of roofing, why would you settle for any less. You can avoid unnecessary maintenance costs involved in re-thatching a weathered thatch roof simply by cladding it with Harvey Tiles when you install it. As far as roofing goes, you will be surprised at how versatile this durable cladding can be. It can fit any roof structure and can be installed in no time.
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We’ve done cladding on various kinds of thatch roofing for residential and commercial purposes. Some of our work includes all the units at Hazyview Cabanas, 74 units at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, we’ve also covered the thatch roofing at Ngwenya Lodge, Kambaku Golf Club and Sabie Park.
The SABS performed a burning test on a section of Harvey thatch roofing in 2011; after being exposed to fire on the vertical and horizontal joints for 30 minutes, the Cape Reed thatching underneath did not catch fire. Unlike exposed thatch roofing, Harvey Tiles will not catch fire when hit by lightning.
Due to the highly effective water drainage qualities of Harvey Tiles, they do not retain water like exposed thatch roofs do, and due to their specially designed surfaces, fungi and algae will not grow on the tiles and damage their integrity.
Birds, squirrels, monkeys and other vermin are known to damage thatch roofing for various reasons, whether they dig holes in it to build nests or pulling out the reeds to access bugs, it is relatively easy for pests to damage thatch roofing. By cladding the reeds with Harvey Tiles, you effectively prolong the lifespan of your thatch roof by years.
Harvey Tiles are not only a protective barrier against animals but against natural elements as well; Cape Reeds are essentially organic material and is affected by natural elements. A layer of durable Harvey Tiles will protect your thatch roof from wind, rain, hail, harsh sun and more.
A thatch roof does not last forever and it will need to be re-done every once in a while. That’s why cladding thatch roofs with Harvey Tiles will increase the life span and make the entire structure more durable in the long run. The ambiance of a traditional thatch roof will also not be lost, as the Harvey Tiles are very close in colour to thatching.