When you are looking for a stylish new roof, you may be considering the unique look of wood. Wood roofing is a favorite among people looking for a traditional, classic, or rustic look for their home. While wood can be a fantastic choice for some, there are some considerations you will want to make. Installing wood roofing on your Texas home will require a bit of extra work. Paradigm Roofing always wants our customers to make an informed choice about the type of roof they put on their home. Here are a few things you need to consider when choosing wood roofing.
Compared to an asphalt roof, wood roofing is much more expensive for the initial installation. Depending on your budget, it may make more sense to choose a less expensive option like asphalt or metal. If you have a larger budget for your new roof, the wood roofing cost may not be a huge concern.
Depending on where in Texas your home is located, you will want to take proper precautions in protecting your wood roof. In areas where rain and high humidity are frequent, you may need to inspect routinely and seal the wood to prevent damage. If your climate is dry, then mold, mildew growth, and water damage are not as big of a threat for your roof.
The lifespan of a properly maintained wood roof far outweighs that of an asphalt or metal roof. Wood roofs can remain viable for 50 years or more if properly kept and repaired. This can help offset the cost of replacement that an asphalt roof would have in 25 years.