The Durability of a Thatched Roof

As a rule, a thatched roof has a life span of between 25 and 40 years. Some roofs, however, become much older. The life expectancy of a thatched roof mainly depends on details of planning and construction of the building, as well as on the careful realisation and crafting and the materials employed. Below we want to inform you about the different factors affecting the life expectancy of a roof. As a rule of thumb we could say:

„The drier a roof is, the longer it will last.”