We all have different reasons for choosing the material for our roof. It could be that we want the cheapest material available, or the most durable material, and then we let that decide what we use. If you are looking for a material that looks beautiful and is environmentally friendly, then wood roofing might be your choice. Wood roofing does require quite a bit of maintenance to make it last longer and look good. This is something you should be aware of before making the investment. Wood can be damaged by water, causing rot and mold. It is very vulnerable to fire, which is why it usually needs to be treated with a fire retardant, which should be reapplied when it wears off. Wood does, however, allow your house to breathe, and it is good for insulation. It is very important that your roof is installed properly because a bad installation job greatly reduces its lifespan.