Turada Hardwood Shingles

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Turada Hardwood Shingles are manufactured from sustainably harvested logs of Wallaba wood which is one of the most abundant timber species in Guyana. Wallaba is a dense tropical hardwood which is light red to reddish-brown in color. The texture is rather coarse, and the grain is typically straight.

The company's modern shingle plant assures production that meets the highest standards of quality in the industry. This state-of-the-art facility has the capacity to produce approximately 200,000 square feet of shingles per month. 

Wallaba shingles have been in use for nearly a century. We created a unique brand (Turada) to help our customers identify our product, quality, service and longevity. Using Turada Hardwood Shingles will ensure that your shingles are in compliance with international building standards.

Turada Hardwood Shingles are world-renowned for being naturally resistant to moisture, insects and decay. Turada Hardwood Shingles have withstood category 5 hurricane winds and have the highest fire resistance rating of any untreated wood shingle. The natural strength of Wallaba wood allows it to be used in the manufacture of transmission poles, marine pilings, and timbers for heavy construction.

The company uses Wallaba logs which are over 24” in diameter, thereby ensuring that only mature Wallaba trees are felled. Young Wallaba trees remain in the forest, guaranteeing species availability in future generations. Turada Hardwood Shingles do not require chemical treatment, which makes them an environmentally responsible, green building product. They also weather over time to a beautiful silvery patina which results in a reflective, cool roof. This helps reduce environmental heating and keeps homes cooler.

Turada Hardwood Shingles are highly valued and specified by architects worldwide. The projects that have used Turada Hardwood Shingles include prestigious resorts, hotels, and villas in various countries such as South Africa, Mauritius, the Polynesian Islands, the Middle East, the United States and throughout the Caribbean.

Grade: 18" No. 1 (60/40)
Width: 4" to 9" (average 6")
Butt Thickness: 5/2"


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