VIVA Palm is a universal system that can be installed on new construction or retrofit to
existing structures. The versatile design allows it to be applied to a number of roofing
substrates including the following: Horizontal batten, Vertical batten and Plywood decks.Download Installation Guide
Wooden Batten Installation Guide

Do I need any special tools to do the installation?

No special skills are necessary to install synthetic Viva palm thatch roofing. The only tools you need are coil roofing nails with a pneumatic nail gun, a hammer, Utility knife, ladder and a tape measure. Recommended fastners are 1 1/4 inch stainless steel ring shank roofing nails or stainless steel screws 1.25” #8.

I really like the look of the thatch hanging over the edge of the roof. Is there a way to make this look lush and full?

Yes! Most people’s eye goes to the eave of a thatch roof, so having it full and lush gives it a very natural look. Please see our Extended Eave Panel, these will certainly give you the look you are trying to achieve!

We are concerned about hurricane-force winds at our beach cottage. How will your product hold up?

The Viva Palm Thatch has been tested to 110mph winds and has passed three different certified wind tests as well as a pull-out test and an uplift test!

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

Viva Palm Thatch

ALSO CALLED: Palm Thatch Leaves | Synthetic Palm Thatch | Tiki Thatch

Viva Palm Thatch is a synthetic palm leaf thatch that incorporates an authentic palm leaf pattern and full texture to accurately mimic the look of natural thatch. It is manufactured in the USA and delivers excellent quality at a more affordable price than other high-quality synthetic thatches. Viva palm thatch panels are manufactured from HDPE and are available in both fire retarded and non-fire retarded versions. This amazing thatch won’t rot, mold, resists fading, attract bugs and can stand up to any weather. High heat? Cold winters? Lots of rain? Heavy winds? Not a problem for Viva!

Best of all, you’ll be able to enjoy this maintenance-free synthetic palm thatch for many years since it carries a 20-year warranty!


  • Product Data Sheet
  • Extended Eave Product Data Sheet
  • Viva palm thatch is manufactured with HDPE
  • Installed at 8” on center, with a 2” side overlap gives 1.88 sq ft coverage per panel
  • Available in two color variations
  • Two options for interior ceiling patterns
  • Panels sizes and weights are:
    • Field Panel – 36″ x 27″ x 0.030″ – 1 lb each
    • Extended Eave Panel – 36″ x 32″ x .0.30″ – 1.2 lb each
    • Hip Panel – 27″ x 27″ x 0.030″ – 0.7 lbs each
    • Top Cone – 36″ diameter
  • Viva palm thatch panels can be applied to a subroof or open battens


Viva Palm Thatch Features:
  • Because Viva palm thatch is synthetic, it is naturally resistant to decay and a variety of pests.
  • Class A fire-resistant available.
  • Viva thatch provides a waterproof roofing system.
  • Works well for both subroof (e.g. plywood applications) as well as open-frame installations (where you can see the thatch from the underside of the roof.)
  • Available in 2 finishes: New Palm and Weathered Palm
  • Made in the USA.
  • 20-year limited warranty on color, texture and waterproofing.

Palm Thatch Benefits:

  • Long life-cycle reduces the per-year cost of your projects.
  • Considerably reduces your risk of a fire occurring.
  • Sun resistance keeps your facility looking new.
  • Easy time-saving installation.
  • A sub-roof is not required, but optional
  • Compatible with all sloped roof styles – cone, compound curve, gable, hip, shed and valley slopes
  • Viva palm thatch has been tested to withstand up to 110 MPH wind speeds

Viva Palm ThatchWhen clients look to source synthetic palm thatch, their requirements include quality and authenticity.

VIVA palm thatch was designed to withstand UV protection and unpredictable weather in our more southern climates all while maintaining a completely natural look. These synthetic thatch panels create a tropical ambiance to any size roof structure. It can be used on projects such as gazebos, palapas and umbrellas to full-scale commercial roofs that will last for decades!