Synthetic thatch members for use as roofing material products and methods of making and using the same

  • US 8,984,836 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2013
  • Issued: 03/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/28/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A synthetic thatch member for use as a roofing material product, said synthetic thatch member comprising:

  • a plurality of frond members, said frond members defining a first three-dimensional surface of said thatch member and a second three-dimensional surface of said thatch member, said first and second surfaces comprising opposing sides of said plurality of frond members;

    a fused portion, said fused portion comprising a first portion of said first and said second three-dimensional surfaces of each of said plurality of frond members, wherein each of said first portions is connected relative to one another, such that said fused portion defines a substantially impermeable surface; and

    a serrated portion, said serrated portion being located substantially adjacent said fused portion and comprising a second portion of said first and said second three-dimensional surfaces of each of said plurality of frond members, wherein each of said second portions is separated relative to one another, such that a plurality of gaps are defined between each of said second portions of each of said plurality of frond members.

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