Flat wooden roofs are becoming more and more popular. There are many built examples; however, among them are some cases of damage. Especially non-ventilated constructions are relatively sensitive, thus moisture-caused damages may appear. However, in case of compliance with certain boundary conditions, these constructions show no moisture-related problems. This has been demonstrated recently by two large research projects, firstly at MFPA Leipzig, secondly at Holzforschung Austria, Vienna. The updated version of DIN 68800-2 (2012) specifies constructions without additional verification, such as non-ventilated, non-covered and non-shadowed roofs with moisture-variable vapour check – thus wooden building parts can be classified for use in class 0 (no chemical wood preservation necessary) by direct compliance with DIN 68800-2 (2012). More sophisticated constructions, such as with green roof or terrace, must and can be verified by hygrothermal simulations (WUFI, Delphin). The fixed boundary conditions lead to a very high level of safety.