Thatch Roofing: A Better (and Cooler) Form of UV Protection in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne

Picture this: you are looking to build an outdoor roofing structure to cover a spa, patio or outdoor bar, but aren’t sure where to start. You are working on a tight budget, so finding an inexpensive option is a top priority. At the same time, you don’t want to skimp on price and end up with something that is unsightly or that doesn’t stand the test of time. Finally, you want a roofing option that allows plenty of airflow but that also blocks out UV rays and keeps your spot cool and protected.

If the paragraph above describes you, then Island Thatch has the solution for you: thatch roofing. For 14 years, we have been serving customers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with thatch roofing solutions. Our products are designed based on thatch roof huts and gazebos from Bali and Africa. In these parts of the world, people use thatch roofing—woven from naturally occurring thatch—to achieve effective shade and shelter. Island Thatch uses the same authentic native thatching for the thatch roofing we offer in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney .

A Less Expensive Shade Solution

Roofing for spas or patio areas—especially if you are installing it after the fact—can be incredibly pricey and inconvenient. Not only is patio roofing expensive, but it also takes a long time to install and essentially renders your outdoor space unusable in the interim. When you shop with Island Thatch for thatch roofing in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, you can save thousands of dollars on outdoor roofing while simultaneously getting a more convenient option.

Indeed, our thatch roofing—in addition to being inexpensive—can be installed quickly and with little fuss. Many of our customers even choose to install their own thatching or hut kits, as DIY projects. Even if you hire a professional to carry out the installation, though, the project will be completed long before another type of roofing installation would be.

Why Island Thatch’s Thatch Roofing is Cooler and More Comfortable Than Other Roofing Alternatives

The other thing you need to know about the thatch roofing that we sell at Island Thatch is that it is extremely effective for UV protection. Our thatched roofing is consistently able to keep your space five to 10 degrees cooler than another type of outdoor roofing could. The grasses used in the construction of our huts and gazebos offer natural insulation that helps to keep the temperature low.

In other words, if you are someone who wants to spend more time outside, but always find yourself getting too hot out in the sun, Island Thatch has the solution. With our thatch roofing available in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, you will successfully be able to build a cooler and more comfortable outdoor space. Our roofs are also 100% waterproof, so you can keep the party going even when the sun goes away, and the weather turns nasty.

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