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ICF construction sets a new standard in residential construction technology. Many ICF homeowners "just know" how different, how sturdy, how amazing their homes are. But aside from feeling it all around you, there are specific, tangible benefits of constructing your home with ICF technology.

ICF construction sets a new standard in residential construction technology. Many ICF homeowners "just know" how different, how sturdy, how amazing their homes are. But aside from feeling it all around you, there are specific, tangible benefits of constructing your home with ICF technology.

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ENERGY SAVINGS

Homes built with ICF walls require approximately 44% less energy to heat than comparable wood-framed homes. The poured concrete walls provide an excellent Thermal Mass helping to store and release heat as needed to maintain an even indoor temperature. This means a more comfortable environment that requires fewer heating cycles and less energy. ICF homes are very inexpensive to heat.

Homes built with ICF walls require approximately 44% less energy to heat than comparable wood-framed homes. The poured concrete walls provide an excellent Thermal Mass helping to store and release heat as needed to maintain an even indoor temperature. This means a more comfortable environment that requires fewer heating cycles and less energy. ICF homes are very inexpensive to heat.

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HIGH R-VALUE RATINGS

R-Value is the ability of heat to transfer from hot to cold through materials such as insulation or complete wall assemblies. ICF walls carry an R-Value of 23, but combined with the lack of air leakage within the wall and Thermal Mass, the R-Valule of a finished ICF home is nearly R-50. Comparable finished 2X6" wood framed walls are less than an R-15. 

R-Value is the ability of heat to transfer from hot to cold through materials such as insulation or complete wall assemblies. ICF walls carry an R-Value of 23, but combined with the lack of air leakage within the wall and Thermal Mass, the R-Valule of a finished ICF home is nearly R-50. Comparable finished 2X6" wood framed walls are less than an R-15. 

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COMFORT & QUIET

Those who live in ICF homes say the absence of cold drafts and unwanted noise are the biggest pluses, even topping the energy-saving benefits. An ICF home is nearly two-thirds quieter than a wood-framed home.

Those who live in ICF homes say the absence of cold drafts and unwanted noise are the biggest pluses, even topping the energy-saving benefits. An ICF home is nearly two-thirds quieter than a wood-framed home.

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AIR QUALITY

ICF walls contain no organic material so they won't support the growth of mold, mildew, or other potentially harmful microorganisms. They also greatly reduce the infiltration of air that can bring in outside allergens into the home. Concrete ICF homes help you breathe easier. 

ICF walls contain no organic material so they won't support the growth of mold, mildew, or other potentially harmful microorganisms. They also greatly reduce the infiltration of air that can bring in outside allergens into the home. Concrete ICF homes help you breathe easier. 

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SEVERE WEATHER

Concrete houses have survived tornados and hurricanes in areas where wood-framed houses were flattened. When they are properly engineered, ICF homes should also withstand earthquakes. A Texas-Tech study to determine the suitability of ICF structures for be used as storm shelter found that wood-stud missiles fired at an ICF wall under Tornado conditions were unable to penetrate the wall in wind speeds up to 250 MPH.

Concrete houses have survived tornados and hurricanes in areas where wood-framed houses were flattened. When they are properly engineered, ICF homes should also withstand earthquakes. A Texas-Tech study to determine the suitability of ICF structures for be used as storm shelter found that wood-stud missiles fired at an ICF wall under Tornado conditions were unable to penetrate the wall in wind speeds up to 250 MPH.

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COST TO INSURE

Insurance premiums can be up to 50% less with an ICF home, especially in areas where severe weather is common. Fire resistance of an ICF home is also a significant determining factor. 

Insurance premiums can be up to 50% less with an ICF home, especially in areas where severe weather is common. Fire resistance of an ICF home is also a significant determining factor. 

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FIRE RESISTANCE

Insurance companies recognize concrete as being safer than any other form of construction when it comes to fire. The plastic foam used in ICF will provide a fire with a fuel source. ICF walls can withstand intense temperatures of up to 2000 degrees for as long 4 hours without structural failure - Concrete doesn't burn!

Insurance companies recognize concrete as being safer than any other form of construction when it comes to fire. The plastic foam used in ICF will provide a fire with a fuel source. ICF walls can withstand intense temperatures of up to 2000 degrees for as long 4 hours without structural failure - Concrete doesn't burn!

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