Wood roofing can be very beautiful, especially when it is cared for properly. Wood roofing has been around for a very long time, and it can still be seen in use, even though it is not as common as it once was. There are many reasons why wood isn’t used as much as it used to. Wood is more expensive than other materials, it has a shorter life span, and it has a fairly high upkeep.
Wood roofing can be damaged by rot, mold, water, fire, insects, and woodpeckers, just to mention a few. But still, it is a very beautiful material, and if you are willing to put up with the extra work and cost, it can be used.
Your wood roof will usually be treated with a fire retardant chemical, but this coating will wear off over time, so it might be that you will need to have it reapplied. When hiring roofers to install your wood roof, you need to make sure that they are reputable and know what they’re doing, since a poorly installed wood roof can have a drastically shortened life span.