In order to make a home more energy-efficient, many builders use insulated concrete forms in place of traditional wood framing. They are a cost-effective way to build a house.
ICFs are formed by hollowed foam blocks that are stacked together, then filled with rebar and concrete. They offer insulation, strength, and soundproofing properties to the walls of a building.
They’re also durable and dependable, helping to keep your home comfortable year-round. Compared to conventional wood framing, ICFs require 30 percent to 40 percent less energy for heating and cooling your house.
ICF blocks are lightweight, rigid, foam-insulating wall systems designed to build above- and below-grade concrete walls and foundations for a variety of buildings. They withstand high winds, earthquakes, and tornadoes better than traditional walls, and are 25% stronger than convention concrete.
ICFs are becoming increasingly popular among green builders, especially as they offer a natural and more eco-friendly option to traditional wood frame construction. However, they’re still a new alternative for many people, and their cost can be a challenge to get a handle on.
A typical 16-inch by 48-inch insulated concrete block costs about $24 to $28 per ft2. This figure works out to $4.50 to $5.50/sq foot of wall area, depending on the region and country you live in. So, you’ll want to look for a supplier that can provide you with the best price on insulated concrete forms.
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