Many would agree that a wood roof is one of the nicer looking types of roofing materials. It gives a natural rustic look to your home. Each wood roof will also look different since it depends on the many attributes of the wood used to produce it.

What are some of the pros and cons of a wood roof?

For the pros, besides aesthetics, wood also offers good insulation while allowing your home to breathe.

The cons are that wood roofs require more maintenance than other materials and also has a shorter life-span. Installing a wood roof is somewhat complicated, and how long your roof lasts depends to a large degree on the ability of the person installing it. The wood is usually treated with fire-retardant, but this will gradually lose its effectiveness over time.

So, while a wood roof will be a beautiful addition to your home, you also want to consider the cost of the installation, as well as, how soon it will need to be replaced.