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Art Thatch

An Economical Artificial Thatching Solution with Optimal Beauty

There's a large demand for artificial thatching products that are both realistic and economical. In the past synthetic thatch has been either one or the other. All that has changed with the introduction of Art Thatch™, a new and eco-friendly thatch work solution that replicates real reed and palm beautifully while still being affordable and long lasting.

Baja Palm™ and Zulu Reed™ are a modern way to bring tropical beauty to your landscaping.

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Backyard X-Scapes is pleased to add this attractive and affordable synthetic thatch selection to our inventory of high quality, commercial grade thatching products. Art Thatch's simulated reed and palm roofing thatch can be used in the same ways as traditional materials, but will last for decades longer without any of the shedding or pest damage.

Affordable Synthetic Thatch

At first blush there may seem to be only a marginal price difference between Art Thatch brand roofing materials and natural thatch work products. The cost savings is much higher during your thatched roof's life when you use our Zulu Reed and Baja Palm panels, though.

The highest quality natural thatch only lasts up to 7 years, and that depending on your climate conditions. Compare that to Art Thatch™, which has a sustainable life beyond 20 years in all climates. That's more than double the life of natural palm and reed counterparts. That adds up to a major savings on roof replacement and maintenance costs.

So while the initial investment is about the same as natural thatching materials, our artificial palm and cape reed solution comes out ahead as much more economical than traditional palm and reed.

Eco-Friendly Artificial Palm and Reed

High quality, optimal realism, durability and a great price aren't the only advantages of Art Thatch brand roofing products. This modern synthetic thatching is also as environmentally responsible as possible.

Both Zulu Reed and Baja Palm are made of polypropylene (PP), one of the most chemically neutral plastics in the world. This means that our simulated reed and palm panels are safe for use around sensitive water tables, landscaping, and marine environments. And the water run off from roofs thatched with these products poses no risk to human health, as well.

Compare this safe simulated thatch made from quality polypropylene with imitations made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride). That out-dated plastic dates from World War I and is infamous for its toxic product lifecycle and harmful runoff.

All of our Art Thatch™ products and accessories address the demand for safe and sustainable synthetic thatching while also providing optimal realism and durability.

Baja Palm Synthetic Raincape

Baja Palm™ is an artificial Mexican palm style product that replicates the warm colors and tropical thatch-work traditions of Central America, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and Asia. Like all Art Thatch products, this artificial palm thatching simulates the natural palm leaves of this region as realistically as possible.

No Fuss Install Thatch-Work Solution

Our synthetic umbrella thatch, top cones, and other panels are all designed for easy installation on both roofs and our Umbrella Kits. Both Zulu Reed and Baja Palm Umbrella Panels have built-in clips that perfectly snap onto the individual metal rings of our canopy frames. And our various sub-roof and starter panels can be installed on any existing solid or open beam roof design.

You can easily trim Art Thatch panels with a sharp razor knife or cut using a saw with 18 Teeth Per Inch (TPI) blade. To attach Zulu Reed or Baja Palm to a new or existing roof use galvanized or stainless screws, roofing nails, or pneumatic staples.

For more details about Art Thatch installation, application ideas, or roofing calculations, call us to consult one of our experts by phone.

Zulu Reed Artificial Thatch

Zulu Reed™ is filled with the rustic texture and warm tans of real reed. These panels are layered with our premium simulated cape reed to create the lush and exotic look of thatched roofs traditional to Africa.

Umbrella Kits

Backyard X-Scapes also offers commercial grade thatched umbrella kits. They are heavy duty, powder coated and come with all thatch needed. We offer them with both our synthetic palm and reed systems.

Art Thatch Accessories

Finish off your custom thatched structure or umbrella kit with a concrete table or other accessory. We offer sturdy and high quality products to compliment any installation of our Art Thatch brand products.

20 Year Warranty

All of our Art Thatch™, Zulu Reed™, and Baja Palm™ thatching are offered with a 20-year limited warranty. This adds an important extra value to your thatched roof investment. Art Thatch is impervious to moisture and the damage that insects, birds, and snakes do to traditional natural materials. That's one of the significant advantages of faux palm and reed thatch-work over their counterparts.

Fire Rating

Our Zulu Reed™ and Baja Palm™ simulated thatch products are available in both Class A fire rated and non-fire rated forms. The fire rated option provides a large savings over natural thatch which is flammable by nature and can cost up to $3 a square foot to be fire retarded.

The Right Solution for Any Thatch Project

Art Thatch is the ultimate answer in beautiful, affordable and eco-responsible exotic artificial thatch roofing.

The affordability and durability of Artificial's product makes it the ideal sustainable development solution. Whatever your project's style or budget, whether it's an outdoors or interior application, if your client is commercial or residential, you can depend on us to provide a safe and beautiful product that's both economical and eco-responsible.

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  2. Zulu Reed™ 7.5'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Non Fire Rated
  3. Zulu Reed™ 9'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Non Fire Rated
  4. Baja Palm™ 7.5'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated
  5. Zulu Reed™ 7.5'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated
  6. Baja Palm™ 9'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Non Fire Rated
  7. Zulu Reed™ 9'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated
  8. Baja Palm™ 9'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated
  9. Baja Palm™ 11'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Non Fire Rated
  10. Zulu Reed™ 11'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Non Fire Rated
  11. Baja Palm™ 11'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated
  12. Zulu Reed™ 11'D with 6"D X 10'L Lodgepole- Class A Fire Rated

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