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Palapas are a common architectural structure perfect for hot weather and tropical environments. A palapa is an open-sided structure with a palapa thatched roof made from palm fronds that contain a double layer of thatching, commonly known as palapa thatch. It's breathable characteristics create a 10 to 15 degree temperature difference where the breeze is able to pass through the hand-woven palapa thatching material. In a dry climate, palapa thatching lasts up to 5 years, and may change color over time from green to gold, and finally to brown.
Palapa thatching allows water to run-off with 5 to 10% minimal leakage, and requires little maintenance, simply by hosing down the thatching once a month. When the material is properly installed, it can sustain high winds, and is ideal in providing a retreat for a variety of applications. Palapas are commonly referred to as tiki huts or grass huts and are used in:
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Palapa thatched roofs are commonly seen in tropically themed settings, for use in pool areas, bars, gardens, beach houses, patios and much more. Its durable and unique material characteristics makes palapa thatch an aesthetically appealing way to transform any structure.
At amaZulu Inc, we help improve many commercial and residential properties using our eco-friendly and highly sustainable products. We are the preferred source for architectural themed materials, ranging from palapa thatch roofing materials to decorative wall and ceiling coverings. Plan your project with amaZulu Inc. by calling us today at 1(877)-243-5309 and learning more about our products and services.