Insulation concrete forms (ICF) create a more stable, energy efficient, quiet building than traditional wooden structures. Which is an important quality to have when you build a house. After all, this isn’t just a building. It’s a home.
Join us today as we break down 4 of the best reasons to choose ICF construction over traditional wood-frame wall installations.
ICF materials are far more resistant to the impact of disasters than traditional wooden structures. With the addition of steel-reinforced concrete, it has been shown to withstand winds of over 200 MPH, and debris at speeds of more than 100 MPH.
What this translates into is a stronger house with fewer weak points, which can be invaluable in an emergency situation. After all, it’s not like you can pick up your home and move when a hurricane hits. You need to be prepared, and there’s no better time to prepare than during the construction process.
Fewer Unnecessary Steps
One of the first things people ask when they see an ICF construction project is, “Are you just stacking blocks together like Lego?” And, obviously, the truth is no, there’s a lot more to it than that. But there is some truth to.
All-in-one wall assemblies combine a lot of the component stages together in a cleaner, simpler process. Structure, insulation, and air barrier work tends to feature right there in the initial build, meaning construction moves quicker and requires fewer steps. The end result is a reduced project delivery time without having to coordinate multiple processes.
ICF structures are, by and large, far more energy efficient than a traditionally built home or building. How much more efficient are they? Homes made with ICF exterior walls actually require 32% less cooling and 44% less heating than the same size and layout as similar timber framed houses.
Expect a home that costs less to keep at a decent temperature with ICF construction, and get ready for a whole new energy efficiency experience.
Improved Air Quality
Something ICF isn’t given enough credit for is the fact that it contains extremely few volatile organic compounds compared to a standard homes. While this might not seem like an important issue to many homeowners, it keeps air quality in these homes at high levels.
Visit us today, to find out more about protecting your home with this durable, versatile building material!