Install the first thatch roof panel on the second baton from the bottom and maintain an exposure of 12” per panel as you move up the roof. At the hips, cut one panel in half and bend it to conform to the hip while allowing two hip courses to one field course. Fasten each panel with a minimum of five roofing nails.


How will the Viro thatch roof hold up in cold climates?

Viro thatch roofing is made from HDPE—a plastic that can hold up to a variety of conditions including sleet and snow.

Are the layered Viro thatch roof palm panels available in different colors?

No, the layered Viro thatch palm panels are only available in a textured, multicolored tan called Java.

Are Viro thatch palm roofing panels suitable for an indoor water park?

The Viro thatch palm panels have been treated to prevent discoloration from exposure to chlorine. They are perfect for both indoor and outdoor water parks.

Contact us today for more information on our Viro thatch palm, or give us a call toll-free at 877-243-5309.

Viro Thatch Palm – Layered

ALSO CALLED: Viro Synthetic Thatch Panels | Balinese Synthetic Thatch | Thatch Palm Java

Created from high-density polyethylene, Viro Thatch Palm Roofing mimics the traditional look of a Balinese thatch roof. Unlike a natural thatch roof, it resists decay and pests. Our layered Viro thatch palm roofing panels can withstand various climates while providing an authentic island feel for structures including gazebos, umbrellas and more.


  • High-density polyurethane binder that remains flexible.
  • Panels are 31” by 19” to 24.5”, each able to cover approximately 2.5 square feet.
  • The top cone is 34” for use on the apex or umbrella, or roof.
  • ASTM E108 Class A fire retardant options are available.
  • Optional chlorine protection is available to prevent discoloration from pool water.
  • Available in a textured, multicolored tan called Java and a two-toned panel called Bali
  • Can be used for interior and exterior applications.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:


  • Our Viro thatch roofing resists decay and pests.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene that is 100% recyclable.
  • UV-stabilized.
  • 15-year limited warranty.


  • A long life cycle reduces the per-year cost of your projects.
  • Recyclability helps the environment and can contribute to LEED points.
  • Sun resistance keeps your facility looking new.
  • A product you can trust.

For more information, please refer to the following documents:

Synthetic Viro Thatch Palm – Layered Materials are offered in Balinese style.  We’ve heard these synthetic thatch panels are called faux thatch, fake thatch, and plastic thatch.  All of these terms are correct. However, if you could feel our synthetic Viro thatch palm, you would truly understand how close we’ve come to mimicking a natural product. The synthetic thatch panels have a natural alternating color, which gives it the appearance of a natural product and blends easily with the other thatch panels.  You will be rewarded by the look of amazing and lush synthetic Viro thatch palm panels for years.

Read our specs below and view our video for more details on the Viro Thatch Palm-Layered products. If you have any questions, please fill out the form below.