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African Reed Thatch

African Cape Reed thatch is constructed from 100% cape reed that is uniform in appearance and perfect for roofing. Reed is a naturally sturdy material that lays flat and does not diffuse outward like our Mexican thatch products. This product is great for commercial use and is able to withstand various climate conditions. Our African Cape Reed thatch has been used in resorts and theme parks around the world. Not only is African Cape Reed versatile, but it also has great insulation qualities. Count on Forever Bamboo as your company for African Cape Reed thatch.

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About African Cape Reed Thatch Roofing

African reed has been used for centuries as roofing material for building structures of all kinds. Each one of our African Cape Reed thatch tiles is constructed from cape reed; our sturdiest natural thatch product. The tropical color combination of browns, yellows, and greens makes for a popular product that can be used in all types of environments. Our panels are specially designed to withstand warm and cool weather climates and act as a great insulator. African reed thatch roofing is most commonly used to cover umbrellas, gazebos, Tiki huts and more. Enhance any indoor or outdoor space with our eco-friendly African Cape Reed thatch that has a lifespan of 8-10 years depending on climate conditions and treatment.

The History of African Cape Reed Thatch

We use African Cape Reed thatch today thanks to the historical exchange of cultures. When settlers from Europe colonized South Africa, they discovered that the native plants made much better thatching material than the grasses they brought from home. Modern thatching techniques also come from traditional African methods. While many parts of South Africa now opt for grass thatching, Cape Province still uses their traditional Cape Reed materials.

How to Install

Installing your African Cape Reed thatch roof involves a moderately easy step-by-step process:

  1. Outline the area where you want to place your roofing using a measuring tape and permanent marker.
  2. For solid roof installations, remove the clips attached to the top of your African Cape Reed thatch tiles.
  3. Use a pneumatic staple gun, nails or screws to attach a row of panels to the bottom of the installation area.
  4. Attach each row of panels to the top of the previous and leave an overlap of 14 inches.
  5. Cover the gaps in the hips and corners with smaller panels cut to size.
  6. Add accents as an alternative to hips and ridges such as bamboo half-rounds, if desired.

Largest Inventory

Forever Bamboo has the largest inventory of natural and synthetic thatch products that are both eco-friendly and economically priced. African Cape Reed thatch is one of our many thatching products that can be used to enhance your business or home. Give your backyard a tropical touch by using our African thatch products on existing or new building structures. Cape reed is naturally flexible and can be used to cover flat, curved, or circular shapes. If you are looking for a more unique type of thatch, African reed is the product for you.

Environmentally Friendly

African Cape Reed thatch is a natural product that is resistant to damage from mold and unwanted pests. With the increased awareness in eco-friendliness, we have made sure to provide our customers with the highest-quality, eco-friendly products on the market. The reed used for our panels and cones is a renewable resource that is naturally sturdy and durable. Unlike other traditional forms of thatch, reed is resistant to rot. Another benefit of using reed thatching is the low maintenance that is required to keep the thatch in good condition. Our thatch is easy to install and can withstand many different climate changes.

Quality Control

Quality is a very important factor when it comes to providing our customers with the best products available on the market. We have a very specific quality control program in which we inspect all thatch products before placing them in our inventory. Thatch that does not meet our high-quality standards is not selected or sold by our African thatch company. Our exclusive supplier also rejects any damaged thatch products before sending it to us for further inspection.

Weather Resistant

Our thatching reed for sale is highly resistant to harsh weather conditions and provides great insulation during the summer and winter seasons. With the proper care, African Cape Reed thatch can last for years to come. During hot summer days, heat escapes in an upward motion through the layers of reed consistently keeping your building structure cool. Compared to non-breathable roofing material such as tile, tin, and polycarbonate, thatch roofing provides comfortable circulation and insulation.

Thatch Umbrellas

If you are planning on building a round or square umbrella with our thatch panels, use our 31 inch top cone cover for the perfect finishing touch. Each top cone cover is assembled from the same high-quality thatch that is used to make our panels. This item will complement your peaked roof for a complete and professional look. If properly taken care of, African Cape Reed top cone covers can last 10 years and beyond. A large brown node has been added to the tip of the cone to ensure maximum durability and longevity. Complete your project today with our versatile and attractive African Cape Reed top cone covers.

Contact Us

Need help creating your tropical paradise? Call our expert staff at 877-912-2244 for calculations and suggestions on how you can best use African thatch tiles. Speak to a live agent between Monday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours, you can complete an online contact form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Commercial Use

Interested in re-sale or using our products for your commercial project? Complete our commercial inquiry form, and we'll get back to you with a custom quote.

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