ICF Benefits

ICF and wood home customers were surveyed based on satisfaction level

 

Insulating Concrete Form Structures are Comfortable & Quiet

When planning a new house, consider the greater well-being that comes from living with more even temperatures, sharply reduced drafts, noticeably greater quiet, and healthier air. That’s what you get with an insulating concrete form home. When surveyed, over 80% of ICF home owners mentioned the great comfort of their home, compared with just 22% of wood-frame home owners.*

 

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Healthier Air

ICF walls reduce air infiltration by 75%: The effects of hay fever, asthma, and other airborne allergies can be greatly alleviated as a direct result of the reduced leakage of outside air, which brings dust, pollen, and other pollutants.

Indoor air pollution is a great health concern today. ICF walls are non-toxic. The measurement of air contents of actual ICF houses shows an almost complete absence of any emissions.

 

This graph shows the reduction of outdoor noise compared to wood.

This graph shows the reduction of outdoor noise compared to wood.

 

Quieter

Insulating concrete form homes provide unparalleled peace and quiet and true protection from outside noise. In sound transmission tests, ICF walls allow less than one-third as much sound to pass through than regular frame walls.

Sound rating: 51 *Charts and data from Portland Cement Association.