A wood roof can be a very nice feature of a home, but it might take you a lot of time and cost a lot of money to make sure that it stays in good shape. There are many dangers to a wood roof. There are many different types of wood-destroying insects that can’t wait to sink their teeth into your roof. There is also the danger of wood rot if it gets wet, or mold or moss could start growing on it. Woodpeckers might take an interest in your roof, or a wildfire could send embers flying up on your roof and catch it on fire.

On top of all this, wood roofs have a shorter lifespan than just about any other roofing material, often only lasting around 10 years.

While it might sound like it’s all negatives, wood roofs can be very beautiful when taken good care of, and wood is a renewable resource, which is a positive for nature.