wallabs shingles roofing

Wallaba is a hardwood species native to the forests of Guyana. This light red to reddish-brown wood is extremely dense, with a coarse, straight-grained texture. Wallaba contains high levels of gum exudates and oily resin, which help it resist insect attacks and decay. Wallaba is primarily used for shingles and transmission poles, but other uses include railroad ties, industrial flooring, decking, and fence posts.

wallabs shingles changing color from fresh install to 3 months later
Wallaba shingles are a vibrant reddish-orange brown when first installed, but the color fades with exposure to a mellower pale brown.

Not All Wallaba Shingles Are Alike

Be Extremely cautious of cheap wallaba shingles! There are some important factors to consider regarding the grade of shingles which can cause your roof to leak within months or even a few years after installation. Sandura® Wallaba Shingles represent only Premium-Grade Wallaba Shingles.

Wood is a natural product which has inherent defects in the tree. After the tree is cut, the log is converted to shingles. During the conversion process from logs to shingles there are many defects within the log which can become part of the finished product. Many architects, contractors, installers and home owners may not be familiar with such defects which can compromise the integrity of the roof.

Sandura® Wallaba Shingles vs. Western Red Cedar Shingles

Category Wallaba Cedar
Hardness 2,050 lb 350 lb
Crushing Strength 11,210 lb/in 4,700 lb/in
Maintenance No oiling required Oil every 5 years
Wind Resistance High Low
Hail Resistance High Low
Rot Resistance High Low
Cup Resistance High (due to quartersawn grain) Low (due to plainsawn grain)
Flame Spread Class A Class B

Wallaba Shingle Prices

Sandura® 12mm Wallaba Shingles

Starting From $69.44

Sandura® 15mm Wallaba Shingles

Starting From $100.90

Wallaba Sustainability

The Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) regulates harvesting of Wallaba to ensure sustainability.

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