The Tile Roofing Trend South Africans are Going Mad for in 2023

The New Year is here, and if renovation and construction are on your mind going into this new season, you are not alone.

Of all the many different renovation ideas that you might have on your to-do list this year, one aspect of your property that needs to be given some extra care is your roof, and more specifically, your thatch roof.

Thatch roofing remains as popular as ever, but the cost and the effort around keeping the thatch looking great and in a safe condition is not something that everyone has the money or the time for. The best thing that you can do for your thatch roofing, is to follow the tile roofing trend that has gripped South Africans, and that is the installation of Harvey Thatch Tiles.

Although this exceptional, long lasting product has been around for a while, this year looks set to be the year that more and more customers are going to be choosing to cover their thatching with something that will give it effective protection and lengthen its lifespan.

What are Harvey Tiles and why do I need them?

Harvey Tiles are pressed metals tiles, designed to be light-weight and incredibly strong. These tiles are available in a wide range of earthy colours and they are primarily used to cover thatched roofing. Since the grass used to create thatch roofing often need quite a lot of maintenance and will eventually need to be completely replaced, Harvey Tiles have been developed to protect the thatching and thus remove the need to do regular, time-consuming maintenance.

Harvey Tiles greatly extend the life of the thatch, and while they are designed to cover the exterior of the thatch, the interior remains the same. This means that you get to enjoy the best of both worlds by having protected roofing and also the warmth and ambience of having thatch.

The Benefits of Harvey Thatch Tiles

There is the money saving aspect and then there is the fact that the roofing will be given a protective covering, but how else can you benefit from this increasingly popular roofing trend?

  • Harvey Tiles are Stylish

Available in a myriad of popular earthy colours and made to look modern, Harvey Tiles, when added to any thatch roof, will give the roof a whole new look. These tiles are guaranteed to add a touch of style to the property and since they are available in such muted colours, there should be no worry about them ruining the look that you are trying to create in your space.

  • Harvey Tiles are Durable

Since these tiles are designed to protect the thatch, they are understandably made to be tough and highly durable. When you have these tiles installed on your thatch roof, you won’t have to worry about the tile’s integrity being tested by the elements or by bugs, birds or fungi. And to keep the tiles looking great, you just need to do a little cleaning.

  • Harvey Tiles are Inexpensive

Along with the installation of these tiles being able to save you money through not having to do all that much thatch maintenance, and also ensuring that you get more years out of your thatch than you otherwise would have, Harvey Tiles themselves are not all that expensive. Considering just how much use you will get out of your tiles, it is a really small price to pay.

Working with Expert Harvey Tile Installers

To enjoy all of the many benefits of having Harvey Tiles, you need to make sure that you work with professional tile installers. Since Harvey Tiles are quite a specialized type of tile, it requires a very certain set of skills to ensure that the tiles are placed just right. If the tile is incorrectly installed, it can compromise the integrity of the other tiles or it can lead to sections of the roof being left exposed.

Harvey Tiles are made right here in South Africa, and at Bundu Dakke, we are trusted Harvey Tile installers. Both the tile brand and our company are proudly South African businesses, and not only do we understand the climate in which these tiles will be used, but we also have a keen understanding of how thatch works. This allows us to expertly tackle any kind of installation, no matter how unique the project might be.

Bundu Dakke has a presence in numerous provinces, and if you are looking to jump on this tile roofing trend in 2023, you can give our team a call and we’ll help you get your project rolling with a custom quote.