How long does a thatched roof last?
Answered by Castle Heights Building & Maintenance
28th February 2021
Castle Heights Building & Maintenance answered the question "How long does a thatched roof last?"
There are dwellings in England where the base coat of thatch is over 500 years old, unless severely damaged by fire for example, only the outer most part of a thatched roof is replaced. You can be reasonably confident that a well thatched roof will last 50 years or more, there are factors such as angle of pitch that have influences over longevity though.