Regional roofing materials
Roofs are more important than you may think. Not only they protect you from rains, snow, storms etc., they also represent a heat barrier.
People always tend to buy roofing that is durable, that has low maintenance costs and that has a warranty of at least 40 years. Also wind, fire and ice resistance is on the options list. Asphalt shingles are one of the most used roofing materials. They are cheap, they come in many colors and shapes and are very easy to install. Composite shingles have gain popularity in the last years. They have a longer life span then asphalt shingles and they are made from recycled materials.
Hot weather roofs
It is important that the shingles used are highly reflective, especially in hot climates. On a black asphalt roof, the temperature levels can reach even 180 degrees Celsius, which is a very high level. To improve the reflective properties, you can apply a reflective solution, that improves it by 80%. The bad thing is that the solution degrades after 4-5 years. You can also use ceramic coatings which offer the same reflective properties.
Some other materials you can use are solar-reflective asphalt shingles, white clay, concrete and fiber tiles. White shingles offer 25% reflective values.