If it’s important to you to choose environmentally friendly products when building your dream home, roofing shingles may be giving you some pause. Recycled metals and clay tiles are an eco-friendly choice, but they’re expensive to install and fairly high maintenance. Cool roofs are popular, but you have to have a lot of sunshine year-round for that option to be worthwhile. Wood shingles seem like an obvious choice, but how can you be sure that the materials are sourced properly, and wood shingles often need to be treated with chemicals. Enter hardwood shingles made from the Wallaba tree found in Guyana. Here are four reasons why these hardwood shingles are perfect for your eco-friendly home.
1. Environmentally Conscious
The Guyana Forestry Commission has strict standards for timber harvesting that focus on sustainability and biodiversity. Hardwood shingles made from the Wallaba tree are always sourced responsibly and are never treated with chemicals.
Because wood from the Wallaba tree is so dense, it easily resists insect infestation, decay, and moisture absorption without requiring chemical sealant. The wood is naturally fire resistant, especially compared to other types of wood shingles, and can withstand winds and rain from intense hurricanes.
Due to their durability, these hardwood shingles last upwards of fifty years in a variety of climates. There is little required maintenance, and no chemical were used, so there is no need to remember to have your roof treated.
Newly installed hardwood shingles are bright and eye catching. They don’t lose their color for many years, and even once they do, the wood itself remains in beautiful condition, especially when compared to other traditional types of wood shingles.
Hardwood shingles made from the Wallaba tree are the environmentally conscious option you’ve been searching for as your build your new home. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that this durable option was responsibly sourced and will last for years to come.