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Why ICF?

- Quiet & Comfortable
- Energy Efficient
- Affordable
- Safe
- Permanent
- Adaptable
- Earth-friendly

 

What are insulated concrete forms?

Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel rebar, and then filled with concrete. Insulated concrete forms combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength and noise reduction.

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Insulated Concrete Forms

Houser Custom Homes is proud to offer Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

Insulated Concrete Forms are forms are molds that have built-in insulation for accepting reinforced concrete. ICFs are fast-becoming the mainstream preferred building product worldwide for all of the right reasons. These large, hollow blocks are stacked right off of the truck and filled with reinforcing bar and concrete. The end result leaves you with a high-performing wall that is structurally sound, insulated, strapped, has a vapor barrier and is ready to accept final exterior and interior finishes. ICF homes look like a traditional stucco, rock, brick or siding home.

Benefits

Energy related:
  • High performance R-values
  • No air infiltration
  • Permanent performance no downgrading over time
  • Shifts thermal loading from peak periods
  • Lower cost to heat and cool
Health related:
  • Non-toxic materials
  • No cavity walls for mold, mildew, bugs or rodents
Structural related:
  • High wind resistance
  • Fire rated assembly
  • Strength is permanent
  • Will not rot or decay
  • Termite resistant

If we can reduce our energy bills by as high as 40%, we can reduce CO2 emissions by the same amount. The world’s international Kyoto agreement insists on a reduction of emissions by 50% just to slow down the effects of global warming. ICFs are a part of the answer to CO2 reductions.

Storm Resistant

ICF walls provide safe shelter from severe storms, whose occurrence is increasing in frequency as well as severity. Provinces and states with no past history of tornadoes are now experiencing them. As a result of the recent number of hurricanes in their areas, building codes are being upgraded along the seashores of the Caribbean, Florida and the Carolinas. Since 1983, insurance claims due to a majority of severe storm events have been doubling every five years. Protect your investment, protect your family, and protect yourself.


Environmentally Friendly
  • Replaces timber
Builder Friendly
  • Any architectural design
  • Replaces insulation material
Home Owner Friendly
  • Reduces energy costs
  • Increases resale value

Contact us Today to determine if an ICF Home is right for you.