Introducing Turada® Hardwood Shingles - New Product News from Tropical Timberwoods, Inc.

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A Real Wood Alternative to Cedar Shingles

Turada® Hardwood Shingles

Environmentally Friendly, Naturally Resistant to Insects and Decay, A Green Building Product Turada® Hardwood Shingles - The Untreated Alternative®

What could be so interesting about a wood roofing shingle? How different could they be to traditional cedar shingles?

Introducing Turada® Hardwood Shingles, the untreated alternative. Unlike cedar roofing shingles (a softwood), Turada® Hardwood Shingles are made of Wallaba a tropical hardwood. These tropical hardwood shingles will add a touch of rustic elegance to your home. They are aesthetically pleasing, highly durable and complement the cross-section where quality and beauty intersect. For an authentic, classic country roof look, there is no substitute.

Highly valued and specified by architects, designers and builders worldwide. With global distribution, Turada® Hardwood Shingles have been used in Australia, South Africa, Mauritius, the Polynesian Islands, the Middle-East, Europe, the United States and throughout the Caribbean and West Indian islands. Projects supplied include prestigious resorts, hotels, villas and private residences.

Turada® Hardwood Shingles give you a classic rustic look while offering long-term protection for your home. Apart from the great beauty, they will also provide superior insulation R-Value (in comparison to other roofing products). Another benefit of these shingles is that they require zero maintenance. As they age they lose their reddish tone and assume a majestic silver patina hue.

A green building product that requires no chemical treatment. Consequently, these shingles have no adverse effects on the environment in which they are installed. Naturally resistant to insects and decay. They have the highest fire-resistance rating and meet a Class “A" fire rated roof system per ASTM E108 with absolutely no chemical treatment.

All aspects of the forestry operations in the production of Turada® Hardwood Shingles are in accordance with the national conventions and regulations in the country of manufacture, Guyana, S.A. Understand that healthy forestry practices are essential to the longevity of the industry. Supporting bio diversity and working with local government agencies to promote efficient low impact logging to ensure sustainable forest management. As an environmentally responsible company and proud of the fact that wood is the only truly “green” building material since it is a renewable resource provided by nature.

Installation of Turada® Hardwood Shingles is no different from installation of traditional cedar wood shingles. Contractors who regularly install cedar shingles will find that there is very little difference in the installation methods.

The state-of-the-art facility assures a product that meets the highest standards of quality in the industry. In operation since 2001 and a capacity to produce more than 200,000 square feet of shingles per month. All the production is monitored by a North American inspection agency, guaranteeing quality, product uniformity and grade.

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Carlos Orta
Turada Hardwood Shingles
since: 03/2014
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