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Healthy Air, Allergy Free Living is what we all want. Insulated Concrete Forms provide us with a high-performance building material which results in airtight construction. Lab R-Values do not reflect real-world scenarios, partially because lab tests do not consider all real-world problems like the amount of airflow within a wall-system. Anyone who has lived in a drafty house during the summer in Texas knows exactly how significant air infiltration affects air conditioning costs.
. . . if lumber is more expensive and harder to get, that increases the cost of a stick-built home by thousands of dollars, and it potentially makes the build take a lot longer. Building with ICFs could cure both of those headaches for homebuyers.
Building With ICF Typically Costs $3-$4 more per square foot than lumber, but now that lumber prices have gone up ICF home construction is becoming hard to ignore. After you reduce your Air Conditioning tonnage (Tighter House Requires Less Tonnage) you will have tremendous energy savings, and not to mention insurance savings on masonry structures.
Offering High-Performing Benefits, such as lower energy bills, faster construction speeds, less maintenance and greater STC (Sounds Transmission Class) or greater sound resistance, but the real reasons behind their popularity is their remarkable energy efficiency and strength.
ICF walls and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are becoming more popular as a high-performance building material in Austin, Texas and the surrounding Central Texas Area. As this demand for high-performance homes increases, so does the interest in Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs.
INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS (ICFs)
ICF HOMES ARE SAFER then lumber built homes having a level of safety that can’t be matched by lumber-built homes. They are 10 times stronger than lumber framed homes and roughly 3-4 times stronger than CMU or Cinder Block construction. This comes naturally when your wall-system contains a solid core of concrete and reinforced steel.
ICF homes can and do survive natural disasters including but not limited to: Wildfires, Hurricanes, Tornados, and Godzilla. Even the military and Law Enforcement swear by ICF buildings because they offer ballistic and blast protection. Yea, your home will be a defendable structure.
If that is not enough, the foam used in ICFs will not burn. Contrary to popular belief the Insulated Concrete Forms will melt if exposed to high levels of heat but will not burn or contribute to the fire. In fact, ICFs are “self-extinguishing” because of the flame retardant Nudura adds to the EPS foam.
SOUND ABSORPTION PROPERTIES Years ago, ICF homeowners were surveyed about the features they appreciated most in their ICF homes. No one was surprised when energy efficiency and disaster resistance topped the list, but benefits numbers three and four were comfort and quiet. More than 60% of Insulated Concrete Form homeowners talked about how quiet their homes were compared to 2% of lumber-built homeowners. Of course, this was a result of the 2 5/8” thick polystyrene foam EPS foam. Often the most surprising aspect of their new ICF home was the noise difference.
“I looked out onto the highway and saw the traffic but couldn’t hear is at all!”
“Neighbor: Did you hear that thunderstorm last night? ICF Homeowner: Nope”
Most ICFs with a six-inch concrete core have STC ratings of 50 to 55, which means only about 1/4 to 1/8 as much sound penetrates the ICF wall-system when compared to lumber-built frame.
Experts use a blower-door test to find the number of air changes per hour. Your typical modern lumber-built home tests anywhere from three to six ACH (Air Changes per Hour). Insulated Concrete Homes typically test at less than 0.5 ACH and if that is not enough even natural disaster force winds can’t force their way through the 4”-6” of concrete.
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