At RV Miller, we provide several excellent services besides thatch maintenance and repair in Dorset. These services include:
- Water Repellent Coatings
- And More!
The ridging is an important part of any thatched roof and should always be a top consideration when it comes to thatch maintenance and repair. Dorset customers are advised to have the ridging replaced once every ten years. At RV Miller, we offer a variety of options, including ornate block ridging and plain flush, so you’re sure to find a look that inspires you.
Water Repellent Coatings
Water repellent coatings are an important step towards maintaining the longevity of any thatched roof. At RV Miller, we use a specialised formula that impregnates the thatch, providing deep layers of protection that’ll keep out damp. The coating helps protect against moisture, mould, algae, and other things which could cause damage to both the roof and the property interior.
Besides thatch maintenance and repair in Dorset, we also install new thatch roofs. If your roof has reached the end of its life or is simply beyond repair, we will provide the necessary services to replace the roof in its entirety. We carry two types of reed which we use in the construction of new roofs – water and wheat reed.
Water reed is very hard-wearing and incredibly durable, able to last for more than 25 years and up to 45 years with regular maintenance. The trade-off is that it’s quite heavy and so isn’t suitable for every property. An alternative is the lighter wheat reed, a material that’s less durable but better suited to properties which cannot support the weight of water reed.
With proper maintenance, a wheat reed installation can last for up to 25 years, making it a worthwhile choice for homeowners. If you’re unsure which type of reed is best for your home, we can recommend the right option during our survey.
Benefits of a Thatched Roof
If your property did not have a thatched roof originally but you’re now considering one, bear in mind the benefits of thatching. These include:
- Added Novelty Value Owing to the Antiquity of Roof Type
- Durability and Strength
- Fantastic Insulating Properties
- Sustainable Construction
- Environmentally Friendly
- Aesthetically Superior to Other Roofing Types
If you have any questions or would like to discuss thatch maintenance and repair, Dorset customers, simply give RV Miller a call today.