Palms are one of the oldest building and roofing materials known to men. Some trace palm roofs at the very beginning of human history and over several continents. Recognized and appreciated for its many qualities, the palm has not only survived industrialization, modern farming methods and environmental regulations, but even established itself as a sound roofing alternative.
It used to be that a palm roof was the sign and symbol of a homey yet most humble abode. More recently, informed and eco-responsible consumers have turned to new and renewable materials. Thus, the shift to modern palm roof was in part triggered by the availability on the market of artificial palms by the late 20th century. Nowadays, in industrialized countries, palm roofing has become the signature of a quality and eco-responsible lifestyle.
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It is less the installation of a palm roof than the palm itself that has changed, though both have evolved. Building a synthetic palm roof is much simpler and faster than building a traditional one. The first requires minimum training, if any, while the second calls for skilled craftsmanship. Synthetic palm roofing is also maintenance-free, easier to repair and more cost-effective, especially in the long run. Artificial palms being considerably lighter than natural thatch, less timber is generally needed for the supporting structure. However, both types are appreciated for their versatility and flexibility as they imply no restrictions of roof dimensions or shapes. Both natural and artificial palms also have excellent phonic and thermal insulating and regulating characteristics but a natural palm roof requires steeper pitches, regular skilled maintenance and will not last very long if not both skillfully laid and maintained.
Palmex roof products are designed to outperform in several ways.
They carry a twenty-year written guaranty*.
They are resistant to fading, mold, decay, rot, vermin and pests.
They are 100 % recyclable, non-toxic, sustainable and manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001-2008 standards.
Our A-class thatch is also certified waterproof, and both A and C-class are certified fire-retardant.
They are tested for resistance to rain, snow, sun and very strong winds.
Palmex roofing material can be taken down and reinstalled.
Palmex roofs for considerable savings in ventilation and cooling.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE PALMEX?
WE GUARANTEE HIGH-QUALITY SYNTHETIC THATCH ROOFS
Made in Canada
Environmentally-friendly materials that are 100% recyclable
No leaf replacement or repair
No daily upkeep for indoor areas
Quick and easy installation process
Certified wind-resistance to 260 km/h (160 mph)
Traditional appearance: virtually identical to natural leaves
Certified UV-resistant and fade-resistant
Full protection against moss, mould and mildew, insects, birds, snakes, and so on
Superior comfort (greater than natural roofing) with cooler temperatures under roof
Warranties provide major added-value on investments