Thatch Roof Maintenance
Thatch roof maintenance and thatched roof repairs
Thatch roof maintenance questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Yes it is possible to replace a thatch roof with tiles. You can fit metal tiles directly onto your thatch roof without removing the grass or you can have all the thatch grass removed. If all the thatch is removed you should fit double sided foil insulation underneath the tile baton timbers before fitting the metal tiles.
Fiddler stone coated metal tiles can be fitted directly onto thatch roofs, without removing the thatch grass.
This method of thatch roof renovation is less invasive and expensive. No need to move out the house or worrying about damage to the contents inside the house. See thatch roof renovation page.
The metal tiles and accessories can cost you around R175 per square meter. You must then still budget for the wood and other materials required. The labour component will be the final cost. You can budget for about R400 per square meter.