Wallaba is a dense tropical hardwood which is grown in the forest of Guyana. The wood is light red to reddish-brown in color. Wallaba is a very high density and the texture is rather coarse with grain which is typically straight. Wallaba consists of high gum exudate sand oily resin which are part of the properties that fight against insects and decay. Wallaba wood was mainly known for its use as shingles and transmission poles for centuries.
The key benefits of choosing Wallaba over other materials include its
- Gorgeous deep red color, which matures over time to a stately silver.
- Exceptional resistance to fire, decay and insects — without the use of chemical treatments
- Light weight, strength and durability
- They are suitable for any climate and have withstood category 5 hurricane winds.
~ Wallaba Hardwood Shingles an attractive alternative to other wood shingles and it also provide extra insulation with a higher R-Value.
~ Wallaba hardwood shingles can often be counted on for fifty years of use, if not more.