The majority of residential roofs throughout the nation feature shingles. However, there are more options than the standard asphalt shingles. Wallaba shingles offer a unique wooden option to make your home stand out.
In the forests of Guyana grows the wallaba tree. This tree is a tropical hardwood known for its density and beautiful red color. The shades run from light red to more of a reddish-brown. For centuries, the wood has had two main uses: transmission poles and shingles. The hardwood is particularly suited to protecting the home against insect invasion and moisture problems because of the coarse grain texture and oily resin. The trees are sustainably harvested appealing to environmentally-conscious consumers interested in wooden shingles. Architects love the beauty and durability of the hardwood using it in villas, resorts and hotels around the world.
Wallaba shingles resist moisture making it ideal in a tropical environment or a high-humidity location. The beautiful red color makes a bold initial statement and fades to a gorgeous silver that is stately and elegant. The home receives a higher R-value than other wooden shingles saving you money on your utility bills. The hearty material has stood up against a cat 5 hurricane and resists insects, fire and decay. The majority of the shingles last at least half a century. Residential communities needing to pass Class A, B or C fire ratings can use these shingles on their homes and pass the building code. No chemical treatments are necessary to achieve any of the many benefits listed here.
Whether you choose to go traditional or add the beauty of Wallaba shingles, your home’s new roof adds more than protection. The roof makes a statement about the home. Why not make a bold, innovative statement that lasts for years to come? Wallaba may be the wood you are looking for to make that statement.