The purpose of framing and the requirements for framing specifications are a matter of what is necessary to support the upper floors and the roof of the house. Using light-weight roofing materials will reduce the amount of weight that must be borne by the framing below. Many of the light-weight roofing materials are less expensive than some of the alternative materials. Further, the more space there is in the framing, the more insulation you can install. And, the better the walls are insulated, the more energy-efficient your home will be. An energy-efficient home will save you hundreds of dollars each year on heating and cooling costs. Because many of the light-weight roofing materials are synthetic materials or blends of synthetic materials, they also provide additional insulation value and better protection in storms. No matter how you add up the numbers, light-weight roofing materials will save you money both at the time of installation and over the long-term future.

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