Choosing a roof material can be very demanding. It takes the time to choose it and not to regret it. There are so many things you need to pay attention to. First of all, you need to know what is exactly what you need. You have to choose your material according to your climate. If you live in a warm climate, you should know that the first line of defense against the heat is your roof. If you choose a material that will release the heat and not absorb and store it, you won’t have to worry. You need a material that can reflect the sun’s rays in some way.
Materials for warmer climates
One of the newest things in the roofing construction is oils slick. This spray is going to be number one of cooling roofs in hot weather. American Chemical Society claims that you can use it also to capture the heat in cold weather. They claim that there will not be a roof in the future without oils slick.
Slate tiles – part of European tradition since the 17th century
This material is durable, and there is no need for some serious maintenance. It has a very natural appearance, and its light colors will help you to reduce the heat absorbed by a building. It is the best material for hot climate, and besides its beautiful look, we can say it is more than the useful material in a fight against the heat.
Terra Cotta and Clay
A little less popular material but still very durable and very popular in South parts of the Europe is so-called Terra Cotta and Clay. In most cases, it is a light color, and it doesn’t retain heat. It keeps buildings cool and through its shape and the composition. These tiles go through the baking process in ovens, and that is exactly what makes them harder and more durable. Their shape is usually “s” one and the space between arches that they make allows air circulation.
Thanks to Italian architect Renzo Piano we have nowadays innovative roofs, so-called Green Jeans. He makes beautiful designs that are nothing less than a combination of the land and the climate. He is the one who use nature to protect your roof. Here you need to know a lot about your climate and to cultivate the plants characteristic for your climate zone. When it comes to green roofs, you need to have an enormous knowledge about plants or simply to hire a professional such as Renzo Piano. These roofs will provide you with perfect insulation and create a habitat for wildlife. The only thing you need to be aware of is the fact that this is a full-time job, and its maintenance demands your attention.