Water Reed Recommended by Our Master Roof Thatcher Hampshire Needs
The single most hard-wearing choice on the market, water reed has been used for centuries, so its longevity has been proven. The water reed utilised by our Hampshire master roof thatcher has been imported from Turkey, Romania, or Hungary.
A roof that has been thatched in our top quality water reed should last in excess of 25 years. With proper regular maintenance, this can actually increase to a service life of 45 years, which is unparalleled.
Not unlike water reed, wheat reed also has a long and rich history and has been used on roofs for many centuries now. It is, however, somewhat less durable than water reed because it tends to rot more quickly, especially without adequate regular maintenance.
A roof that has been thatched in our imported wheat reed will last anywhere from 15 to 25 years, depending on the exact situation. At a glance, it will be hard to tell the difference between the two unless you’re an expert.