Wallaba shingles made of a dense tropical hardwood grown in Guyana’s forest have been around for centuries. This wood is notable for its color, density and naturally occurring resins that protect against many potentially damaging factors.
Reddish-brown, Wallaba is a high-density wood with a coarse texture and straight grain. Wallaba wood consists of exudate gums and oily resins that fight against insect damage and decay. The shingles are long-lasting when professionally installed according to the roof system requirements.
Wallaba wood has many benefits.
- It is naturally waterproof and resistant to insect infestation, fire and decay.
- Wallaba wood is highly sustainable and does not need any chemical treatments, making it environmentally friendly.
- This wood is strong and durable, yet lightweight.
- Wallaba shingles are suitable for any climate and can withstand even hurricane-force winds.
- The wood begins as a gorgeous, reddish-brown color and matures over time to a beautiful silver, resulting in a reflective, cool roof.
- This type of hardwood shingles provides extra insulation.
- These shingles do not require the installation of a breather underneath as they are naturally breathable.
- Wallaba hardwood shingles are known to last fifty years.
Wood roofing solutions often require significant maintenance to prevent mold and mildew. Wallaba shingles and shakes require minimal maintenance over their lifespan.
Sustainably harvested, Wallaba wood is an environmentally responsible green building product. In colder climates, this roofing option helps retain heat on the house’s interior and excludes the cold leaks, reducing energy needs.
Wallaba wood for shingles is available globally. Various countries’ prestigious resorts and hotels use it on their buildings. This wood is an excellent choice for shingles, as well as fencing, decks and more.
Wallaba shingles possess both quality and beauty, making them an exceptional choice for your new roof. They are classic, environmentally friendly, aesthetically pleasing, naturally durable and can last a lifetime.