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Entries in roofs (2)


Roof Repair

The Kachin (see Roof Aesthetics 2) fix a leaky roof by adding fresh palm leaves. The entire roof is replaced every three to four years.

The Miao (see Roof Aesthetics) fix leaks by periodically replacing cracked or broken tiles, but the roofs of their houses can last for decades.  


Roof Aesthetics 2

Kachin villagers in northern Myanmar (see Shinlonga) make their roofs out of bamboo poles and palm thatch (Livistonia jenkinsiana) lashed together with rattan. [NOTE: The thatch lasts for about three years.]