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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®
Shingles will ensure that your shingles are in compliance with
international building standards.
STRENGTH & DURABILITY:
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®
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: 5/2¼"