Why You Should Occasionally Rethatch Your Bali Hut: What's the Difference?
There are many reasons to want a Bali hut in your backyard — the fact that it has a beautiful aesthetic quality is just one of them. From the significant temperature difference you can achieve with shade from thatch versus a Colourbond roof to their simple yet elegant construction, they're a simple addition to many homes. Best of all; they are generally maintenance-free. That is true, at least, for the vast majority of the time.
Occasionally, though, you should consider whether or not to rethatch the hut. There are good reasons to do so, even beyond the obvious visual improvement. Compare old and new thatch side by the side, and the difference is like night and day; it becomes hard to notice because the change is slow and gradual.
However, you may want to rethatch to improve water resistance or to change the look by adopting a different style of material. At Island Thatch, we can assist you in both scenarios. With both natural and synthetic fibres available, choosing how you want to rethatch is straightforward. All our options feature easy installation; in many cases, stapling or nailing the woven bamboo battens to the roof structure is all you'll need to accomplish.
For large jobs or when you are unable to climb up and work on the roof yourself, Island Thatch is happy to facilitate arrangements for a team of installers to visit your property. When you evaluate the pros and cons and decide it's time to revive a tired-looking thatched roof, make our team your first phone call.