If you’re looking for a durable and sturdy material for your shingles, Wallaba is the way to go. Here’s everything you need to know about Wallaba shingles.
What is Wallaba?
Wallaba is a light red or reddish-brown dense hardwood that weighs about 65 pounds per cubic foot. Its characteristic dark gummy streaks spread over the entire surface, and it’s known for having a coarse texture and straight grain. Its oily resin helps repel insects, termites and other forms of decay, making it an ideal material for posts, poles and shingles.
What is Wallaba Used For?
Because of its durability and strength, Wallaba is suitable for many different structures, including:
- Flag staffs
- Transmission poles
- Marine and bridge construction areas
- Fence staves
In addition, Wallaba is also ideal for heavy construction, vat staves and flooring.
Why Should You Use Wallaba?
You may be wondering why Wallaba is a better option than other types of hardwood on the market. Firstly, Wallaba is easier to cut than other types of hardwood and three times stronger than southern yellow pine, a commonly-used type of lumber. This can facilitate the installation process, saving you both time and money.
Furthermore, Wallaba is extremely resistant to damage, including moisture and insect infestations. Unlike other types of hardwood, Wallaba can ward off decay without using hazardous chemicals that can pose serious health risks to animals, such as endocrine disruption.
Lastly, Wallaba’s “Class A” fire rating means that it’s almost as fire-resistant as metal and concrete. Considering that this type of hardwood can last for longer than 50 years without having to undergo costly and time-consuming repairs, it’s clear why using Wallaba is the best choice for your shingles, posts or poles.
Wallaba is an extremely sturdy, cost-efficient and durable material that’s well-suited for all of your hardwood needs. For the best results, contact Tuada Shingles to help you install your new shingles.