This African Thatch Reed Panel pack comes with 6 panels that measure 31 inches in width and 18 inches in height. Our panels are eco-friendly and carefully constructed from the highest quality cape reed available on the market. The tropical color blend of yellows, browns, and greens gives a natural look that will compliment any d̩cor scheme perfectly. African cape reed can last between 8 to 10 years depending on climate conditions and treatment. Since reed is a natural product, thatch roofing will allow heat and moisture to escape upward and ventilate your building structure. The high insulation quality provides cooler air to flow through the reed in the summer and retain heat during the winter. Typically, African reed thatch tends to keep building structures 10 degrees cooler or warmer depending on the season. Alternative roofing materials do not have the insulation value like natural thatch does. African reed thatch is most commonly used as a roofing material to cover umbrellas, tiki huts, gazebos, and more. Need help with your project? Call our expert and friendly staff members for calculations and suggestions on how you can best complete your project. DISCLAIMER: This product is not fire rated. We recommend applying a flame retardant spray for commercial use.