How Does The Homeowner Benefit From ICF Construction?

Homes built with ICFs offer resistance to natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and floods. An ICF home can dramatically reduce heating and cooling bills, plus provide an exceptionally comfortable and quiet indoor environment.

What Are The Design Possibilities And/or Limitations With ICF?

Today’s concrete homes can be created with virtually any design or architectural feature. The ICF forms used by ICF have furring strips every 8” imbedded in the panel to allow attachment of any finish — such as wood or cement board siding, brick, stucco and stone on the exterior, and drywall or plaster on the interior.

Does It Cost More To Build This Way?

Typically, a home built with ICFs will cost slightly more than a comparable wood-frame home. However, much or all of this cost can be recouped through significantly lower utility and energy bills, insurance savings and downsizing of heating and cooling equipment. An experienced ICF contractor may be able to further reduce the costs of construction.

How Much Money Can I Expect To Save On My Utility Bills?

A study commissioned by the Portland Cement Association concluded that homes built with ICF exterior walls offer up to a 50 percent savings for heating and cooling costs over comparable wood-frame houses.

How Do ICF Homes Resist Tornado And Hurricane-force Winds?

Debris driven by high winds presents the greatest hazard to homeowners and their property during tornadoes and hurricanes. Recent laboratory testing at Texas Tech University compared the impact resistance of residential concrete wall construction to conventionally framed walls.

Does It Cost More To Build This Way?

Typically, a home built with ICFs will cost slightly more than a comparable wood-frame home. However, much or all of this cost can be recouped through significantly lower utility and energy bills, insurance savings and downsizing of heating and cooling equipment. An experienced ICF contractor may be able to further reduce the costs of construction.

How Popular Is The ICF Building Technique?

ICF construction continues to grow at an impressive rate. It is estimated that in 1998, nearly 20,000 homes in the U.S. were constructed with ICFs. It is anticipated that soon more than 100,000 homes will be built annually with ICF exterior walls.

What About Comfort?

Concrete walls built with ICFs effectively buffer a house’s interior from the outdoors. The thick ICF sandwich of a massive material (concrete) with a light one (foam) sharply cuts fluctuations in temperature, air infiltration and noise.

Who Can Build ICF Homes In My Area?

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