ICF home construction has become more and more popular with the tangential growth of green building materials. ICF products such as green building materials have been found to be hugely beneficial, both in their overall price as well as the reduced footprint that they leave on the environment. More and more property owners are considering green building materials for their homes as well as for their commercial buildings, and the rates of ICF home construction have only continued to increase in recent years and only expected to continue to increase in the future as it unfolds and green building materials because much more commonplace all throughout the United States.
One reason that ICF home construction materials for homes have become so popular is because they are lightweight building materials and therefore less likely to be as expensive as traditional building materials. In fact, ICF decking weighs as much as forty percent less than standard concrete decking and is insulted to a much better extent and in a much better way. Green building materials also extend to ICF walls, which is constructed in a way that has dramatically been able to reduce the waste that is generated in the typical construction environment. This is done by constructing only one row at a time and cutting end blocks – which is what reduces the overall waste that is generated so significantly. And the use of green building materials and the construction of ICF walls is likely to save home owners in the long run, as it can reduce their overall energy costs by as much as twenty five percent – and no less than twenty percent (though this will depend on the home and the individual energy usage of each household).
Even constructing a basement out of ICF materials and green materials is going to cost the average home owner significantly less. Data and statistics show that costs will be reduced, on average, by as much as forty percent – nearly half of traditional building costs. This is because the number of steps will be reduced, which is hugely beneficial to reducing waste and cost alike.
On top of it all, insulated concrete form buildings are much more likely to withstand anything that comes their way. These buildings are estimated to be as much as nine times as strong as a traditionally built building, and no less than six times as strong as a traditionally built building. They are also able to withstand impressive winds that can reach as much as four hundred and two kph in just one storm. But even winds that are this powerful are no match for a building constructed using ICF methods and materials.
Overall, green building materials and the use of insulated concrete form methods have proven to be hugely beneficial. These benefits are multiple and cover a wide spectrum. For one, using green building materials is important for the environment on a whole, reducing the total environmental footprint on a large scale. And ICF building methods can also be hugely useful for cost reducing purposes, reducing waste and cost all in one. When building a private or commercial building both, the cost of it should absolutely be considered, as well as the overall environmental impact that the building process and the building itself will leave behind. The environment cannot be neglected, and must be taken into consideration in all building processes. And building should also always be as cost effective as can be possible, and a particularly cost effective building can save the owners of the building a considerable – even a huge – sum of money.