Thatch Maintenance

A Thatched Roof after Maintenance, Eastern Cape

Thatched roofs need consistent maintenance to prolong the lifespan of the thatch and give you a problem free roof. There are a lot of factors that can affect the lifespan of a thatched roof including:

  • Natural degradation of the thatch over time
  • Inadequate thickness or compacting of the thatch when installed
  • Overhanging trees and shady settings
  • Humid climates
  • Improper maintenance
  • Incorrectly installed or blocked drainage valleys
  • Extreme weather (often wind or hail)
  • Bird and monkey damage

A thatch roof could be considered a “living” thing – it will naturally change over time and can be affected by external factors. When small problems occur it is best to address them as soon as possible to prevent them becoming more of a major issue.

Bosazza Roofing & Timber Homes have a specialist thatching team who are available to assess your thatched roof and create a maintenance plan as well as fix any current leaks or problems. We offer the following thatch roof maintenance services:

  1. Brushing, filling & compacting
  2. Patching problem areas
  3. Installation and clearing of drainage valleys
  4. Repairs to capping and ridges
  5. Remedial work on pole structures
  6. Re-thatching
We can also advise you on the longer term maintenance plan for your thatched roof so that you have an idea of when your roof will next need attention. 
"Jonathan did an excellent job in repairing leaks and re-thatching parts of my house. After trying several other companies over a few years time-frame, I can honestly say that he did the best job of them all."
Thatched Roof after Maintenance, Eastern Cape
Mr. N. Wagenaar
Maclear Manor B&B