Having a wood roof on your home can be a beautiful thing, but it is important to realize that it is a high-maintenance roof. Other, non-organic roofing materials aren’t as sensitive to the elements as wood is. Wood could be damaged by insects, woodpeckers, fire, water, rot, moss, mold, and so on. The list is long, and that means that you as a homeowner need to do the work to protect it the best you can. A wooden roof usually only has a life-span of 10 years, but that could be cut much shorter if it isn’t cared for.
It is important to keep your roof clear and clean. If you allow leaves and debris to sit there, they will allow water to collect on the roof, and they could also hide issues that need addressing as soon as possible.
While a wood roof can be very beautiful, it is more expensive as well, so you truly should sit down and consider the time, energy, and money that you will need to spend to keep that investment in good shape. If you decide that it is worth it, then you should set up a maintenance schedule for your roof and keep to it closely.