Palapa umbrellas are also known as
thatch umbrellas, tropical umbrellas, thatch palapa,
grass palapa, or palapa structure. Sitting under a palm
palapa will instantly make you feel
as if you're on a beautiful tropical beach. There's
nothing better than to relax in the shade
of a palapa. Now you really can vacation at home!
African Reed Thatch
Easy installation, no special skills required
Can be used indoors or outdoors
Natural reed are
bonded together with a flexible urethane top strip
to form a tough almost waterproof thatch panel
or thatch shingle.
Reed thatch panels are long lasting.
Use Reed Thatch to achieve a cleaner look compared
to the palm thatch. Reed Thatch is 99% water proof!
Thatch panels come with plastic clips to simply attach
onto .25" round
steel- this makes installation a breeze; you can also
staple or nail the panels down.
Each panel is 31" x 18" x 1". Calculate your total roof surface area
in feet and then divide by 2.5 to estimate how
much you will need. Be sure to include a waste
factor of 7-12%.When
calculating roof surface area, include the pitch
factor as well.
Installation is simple, requiring no special skills or tools. A minimum
30 degree pitch is recommended. The pitch is necessary
to allow for water to sheet off the roof and
not trap moisture under the panels. Steeper pitches
increase longevity and maintain the integrity
of the product. The panels are installed in layered
courses at 12” on center, overlapping the
previous run by 5”. Clipped panels can
be installed over ¼” round bar and
plain panels, panels can also be stapled
or nailed to battens or a roofing system. A lattice
of vertical and horizontal pressure-treated furring
strips is recommended to raise the panels off
the roof substrate and allow the panels to breathe.
Here are a few of the most popular
accessories our customers have chosen:
Palm Matting adds an element of refinement.
Use palm matting with your palm thatch will:
-Keep your tropical theme consistent
-Give your palapa or tiki hut a more refined look
Tiki God Statues
-Our Tiki Gods range
in size from 12"-60" tall
-We have many styles available (Easter Island shown)
-A great addition to any tropical island theme scape
Advisory: As with all natural building
materials i.e. bamboo, palm leaves, wood etc.; they
require maintenance and or replacement over time. The
color will change as the product weathers. All other
normal and natural outdoor deterioration should be
expected. No returns, exchanges or refunds will be
given do to natural expected deterioration and color