Slide 5: Thatched Roof

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While most Tudor-style homes these days are topped with slate or tile roofs, some homeowners continue to embrace the age-old thatched roof that has proven so sturdy and durable. In fact, some thatched roofs can last up to 60 years. Skilled artisans known as thatchers still craft highly effective roofs of bundled reed and straw for mock Tudors like this one in Baltimore, Maryland.


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