Building your home using Nudura ICFs means you will have a safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly structure that will last decades to come. Why should homeowners consider asking for ICF construction in their home?
ICF walls are strong and solid. They will withstand more than 200mph winds by default. Strong reinforced concrete delivers safety in high-seismic zones, in coastal areas, performs well in flooding, carries a 4-hour fire rating, and creates a home that is resilient most anything Mother Nature can think of. ICFs are a green product from start to finish, so you can feel good about building an eco-friendly home.
Nudura ICF homes don’t suffer from drafts and cold spots, which often occur in conventional construction. This is just one more way ICFs keep you and your family comfortable inside. Conventionally framed structures tend to leak and suffer from air infiltration from outside, allowing dust, dirt, pollen, and more to filter in through the home. Air infiltration from the exterior does not occur with an ICF built home.
When you choose to use ICF walls, your builders are actually completing 6 steps at once. First, your walls are formed. Second, they are already insulated. Third, they create an air and vapor barrier. Fourth, they are ready for exterior siding on the outside of the home. Fifth, they are ready for electrical service on the inside. And sixth, they do not require “furring out” the wall and are ready for the direct application of drywall or other wall finishes. All these steps require time and expense added to your home building process if done separately by separate contractors.
As technology progresses and provides the construction industry with new methods and materials, builders and developers must adapt their processes. When held against traditional construction, ICF construction has clear advantages. Why should builders and developers use Nudura ICFs in their projects?
Lightweight ICFs can be quickly and easily installed with less time and fewer workers. In fact, in many cases ICFs can be installed by a single person. Nudura ICFs meet or exceed all energy codes, and due to the EPS foam, the ICF walls do not need to be insulated after their construction. All told, using ICFs to build residential structures can potentially save a week or more of time on the job.
Because they are installed much easier and faster than traditional wood framing, building with ICFs saves you money on labor and other building expenses. ICFs take up less space on your job site and allow you to get your projects completed in record time.
Using Nudura ICFs will allow you to maximize your building time, helping you get more business by offering year-round construction to your clients. Unlike other building materials, ICFs can be used in any kind of weather and even in below-freezing temperatures.
Not only are Nudura ICFs sustainable and long lasting, but their flexible design capabilities also offer architects and engineers the ability to create unique structures. What benefits do ICFs offer to architects and engineers?
Nudura ICFs come in interlocking blocks that can be custom cut into any shape or radius. Whatever designs you conceive of, you can create them with ICFs.
ICF walls are tough – they come in widths and heights suitable for both single stories and multi-story projects with tall, retaining, or load-bearing walls.
Because finishing materials can be applied directly to the exterior of ICF walls, the design possibilities are endless. Whether your project involves an exterior of wood, stone, stucco, or any other material, you do not have to limit your creative vision to use ICFs.