Building Green with ICFs
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May 2-4, 2014 Arizona State Fairgrounds
August 1-3, 2014 University of Phoenix Stadium
Insulated Concrete Forms: Easy, Affordable, and Unbeatable!
ICFs provide safety, durability, and energy efficiency - qualities every builder and homeowner should insist on when making a long-term investment. ICFs provide stable room temperatures, easily lowering energy bills. ICFs also reduce pollen, allergens, and dust inside the home, promoting a cleaner air quality and better health. ICFs are fire rated up to 4 hours compared to the low 20-minute fire rating of wood frames. Best of all, ICFs increase the longevity of your structure as well as increasing the resale value. These features create an easy decision when deciding on the best building material for your project.
ICFs offer the versatility you need for any architectural details. They do not limit your creativity, they allow you to portray your style while still being environmentally and economically friendly. When building with ICFs, you have the freedom to create a structure with character and the exterior finish of your choice.
Rebate programs, tax credits and deductions, now exist to challenge builders and consumers alike to take that step toward becoming environmentally responsible. Building with ICFs may qualify you for these programs as well as an Energy Efficient Mortgage. With their tremendous environmental and personal benefits, ICFs are the only choice when it comes to any building project, whether residential or commercial.
ICFs provides even room temperature, lowering your energy bills while creating a space for you to live comfortably in. No drafts or hot spots when you build with ICFs.
ICFs have a higher soundproofing ability. Don't worry about thin walls - ICFs have a sound rating of 51!
The better insulating properties of ICFs also means less pollutants from the outside environment inside of your home. You can breathe easier with ICFs.
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.LEARN MORE