The Wallaba Tree
The Wallaba tree is slender in appearance and has a natural bole measuring 40-60 feet with a diameter of 18-24 inches. Wallaba is stronger than pine and is mainly used to manufacture very durable utility poles and roofing shingles. Given that Wallaba is highly resistant to decay and insect infestation, it is well suited for the manufacture of roofing shingles and shakes. Wallaba roof installation last over 50 years.
Turada® Wallaba Shingles are internationally recognized for their other proven advantages of minimal moisture absorption, capacity to withstand up to category five (5) hurricane winds and the fact that they achieve the highest fire-resistance rating possible with any wood building product. These criteria are achieved without the use of any chemical treatment whatsoever and we guarantee that our Turada® Shingles and Shakes will always be supplied in their natural untreated form.
Turada® Wallaba Shingles contain a natural oily resin, which properties allow our product to withstand harsh environments. Our Turada® Wallaba Shingles thrive in environments at either end of the temperature spectrum making them perfect for installations anywhere.
Wallaba is of the genus Eperua; a valuable timber of the Guianas and northern Brazil; This specie is characterized by having pinnate leaves and red flowers. The hard, heavy heartwood of Wallaba trees is used both in the construction industry and its reddish-brown color also offers a perfect fit for the upscale residential shingle application. We use only the highest quality Wallaba for the production of our Turada® Wallaba Shingles and Shakes.
Turada® Wallaba Shingles are manufactured to the highest standards in the roofing industry. Turada® Wallaba Shingles are quickly becoming an extremely desirable commodity and for good reason. When compared to the alternative of Cedar shingles. Wallaba differentiates itself as the flagship leader. Turada® Wallaba Shingles are highly regarded and specified by builders and architects throughout the World.
For more information check out our Wallaba Fact Sheet.