If you are looking for an environmentally friendly, naturally sustainable, low-maintenance roofing material, you may want to give Wallaba shingles a look.
The Wallaba tree grows naturally all over South America. It is a dense hardwood that produces an oily resin which stays on the wood even after it is cut and made into shingles. This resin makes the wood water resistant as well as bug resistant, meaning there is no need to spray your roof with harsh chemicals in order to keep it weather tight and bug-free. Not only is this good for the environment, it also means less work for you as a homeowner.
Wallaba shingles are particularly popular in hurricane zones because of their strength against storms and their water repelling qualities. Using these shingles is good for ocean life when storms hit because there are no harsh chemicals on the shingles that could get into the water.
When looking for a roofing contractor to install Wallaba roofing, make sure you find one who is experienced and environmentally aware. While some contractors are only interested in the final product, a good contractor will know where their supplies come from and how they are obtained. In order to make sure the Wallaba tree remains plentiful, strategic harvesting is essential. For example, one supplier only harvests two trees per two acres so the trees have an opportunity to replenish themselves. This company also only harvests trees over 24 inches in diameter which helps to insure only mature trees are harvested.
Wallaba shingle roofing is 100% recyclable. Unlike other roofing materials, Wallaba is an all-natural product. When these shingles are done protecting your roof, there is zero waste and nothing to deposit in the landfill.
While there are many types of roofing available today, not many can claim to be as environmentally friendly as Wallaba shingles. They are durable, long-lasting and 100% natural and recyclable.