When it comes time to replace your roof, you may be considering asphalt shingles or metal roofing. These two options are the most common roof types, but you may be missing out on one of the most natural, durable and beautiful options available. Discover why wallaba shingles are one of the best options available for new roofs.
Wallaba wood is naturally durable. Because these trees are native to Brazil other tropical areas, their rugged fibers can withstand a variety of conditions. These shingles include a natural oily resin, so you can expect your roof to last at least 40 years.
Compared to cedar shingles, wallaba is a long-lasting option that doesn’t require chemical treatment to perform well under harsh conditions. When you choose a professional installation team, your shingles will last longer and offer a leak-free finish.
Rain, snow, sleet and sun damage can cause ordinary asphalt or cedar shingles to wear out. Wallaba shingles are known to even stand up to a category five hurricane. Because wallaba is such a dense wood, you can enjoy a watertight seal that holds up in any occasion.
Cedar shingles often crack over time. Without a chemical treatment, they’ll quickly soak up water, crack and lose their protective quality. Even with a chemical coating you can only expect your cedar roof to last up to 25 years. The additional lifespan of wallaba allows you to save money with less replacement costs.
Wallaba shingles typically start out dark brown or red. However, as they age, you’ll notice a silver sheen to the surface of the wood. Unlike other species of wood, like cedar, wallaba ages gracefully and avoids the dirty gray color as it ages. From a new porch addition to your entire home, consider how a wallaba roof, installed by a professional contractor, can keep your home protected from the elements for years to come.