Thatch Thursdays | August 2017

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What Birds attack Thatched roofs and Why?

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Crows, Jackclaws, Magpies and Jays are the main culprits for attacking Thatched roofs. Some birds have been seen eating insects on the sunny aspects of roofs, or collecting roofing materials but unfortunately some just seem to take a liking to a roof and damage it.

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Why do Insurers request Thatch Inspections?

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To mitigate the risk of scurrilous claims for damage and help keep premiums down.