Both Rioha and Rioha with rails have a finer tip which more closely resembles the natural thatch found in Panama. As seen from the exterior they are indistinguishable. From the interior each exhibits a different natural aesthetic.
Rioha synthetic leaves are designed to be installed on an existing roof structure with wooden slats, panels, shingles, metal sheeting or any other roofing material. Versatile and easy to install, Rioha is ideal for both roof renovation and new construction.
Rioha with rails synthetic leaves have a patented rail system designed to be installed directly on roof framing. This leaf offers a more exposed underside for a different aesthetic appeal.
Palmex roofing accessories are recommended to ensure correct installation and a more natural looking result.
Linear ridges: heat gun weld the ridge to the underlying leaves with a 5” / 13 cm overlapping side by side.
Round cap: heat gun weld the ridge to the underlying leaves
Founded in 1993, the US Green Building Council promotes sustainability in the construction and building management industry, their greatest achievement being the LEED ranking system. This certification testifies to the ecological value of the Palmex thatching material.
The WWA is an international not-for- profit organization. Its primary purpose is to further safety and profitability in the waterpark industry.
Vertima assists building professionals through consulting mainly related to LEED certification, eco-friendly building projects and implementation of green construction specifications. Palmex International trusts Vertima for the LEED ranking of its thatching product line.
Since 2003 the Canada Green Building Council has been promoting green building in Canada and the LEED rating system. Palmex International is now a member of the Canada/ US Green Building Council and it is our great privilege to provide credits to project developers who wish to achieve LEED certification.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents more than 4,500 facility, suppliers, and individual members from more than 97 countries.
The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment promotes sustainable construction through research, evaluation and dissemination of knowledge. We rely on the CSTB for the conformity of our artificial palm leaves with European standards.
Intertek is a long-standing expert on product improvement, conformity and certification. We entrust Intertek for the fireproof testing of our artificial thatch product line.
This independent laboratory specializes in performance evaluation of building envelope components. The Palmex palm roof thatching product line is tested for its resistance to high winds by the engineers of Air-Ins Inc.
Micom Laboratories is a material testing lab that specializes in UV testing, ASTM testing, environmental testing and much more.
Bodycote Technitrol Inc. is an independent provider of industrial testing and certification services. The Palmex artificial palm leaves are verified for their resistance to ultraviolet rays by this institution.
SGC conducts inspections, verifications, certification and testing of industrial quality and productivity. SGC provided Palmex with ISO 9001- 2015 certification for the compliance of its palm leaves with ISO standards.