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Thatched Roof Installation
The installation process is dependent on the type of thatch that is being used. For example, some are suitable for open frameworks whereas others are appropriate for solid roofing structures. Thatch that requires a solid surface would benefit from a sub-surface of plywood so that it the material sits securely on the surface.
Straw Roof Thatching
Cereal straw and water reeds are the two main materials used for thatching. By opting for cereal straw, you can achieve various characteristics. Long straw is threshed to remove the grain, leaving the straw broken and tangled. After undergoing some preparation, the straw can be used to create a roof that boasts a shaggy finish with a neat edge.
Combed cereal straw is also threshed to remove the grain, but the weeds, broken stems, and leaf are also removed via an attachment to the threshing machine. With the processed straw being straight, the roof appears smoother with rounded edges.