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Forest Living without the Fear of Fire | ABQ Style Homes

Forest Living without the Fear of Fire

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With the benefits from Insulated Concrete Forms construction, you don’t have to worry about fires!

 

ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) are forms or molds that have built-in insulation for accepting reinforced concrete.   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.

Construction offers several performance benefits.

STRUCTURAL SAFETY
This factor involves the ability of ICF construction to resist damage and protect occupants from fire, wind, earthquakes and flooding.  Of these, the inherent strength of ICF construction against severe wind loads, including hurricanes and tornadoes, are most notable.

COMFORT
Though somewhat intangible, comfort deals with important issues such as even distribution of air temperature in the home and the quietness or acoustical properties of the home.  ICF construction provides improved reduction of “outdoor” noise relative to standard home construction practices.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy efficiency is the ability to maintain acceptable indoor living conditions (i.e., air conditioning or heating) at a low monthly energy cost.  ICF construction, in general, provides improved energy efficiency relative to standard home construction practices.

DURABILITY
This factor deals with a building or material’s ability to resist rot, decay, corrosion, pest attack, and other forms of degradation that may occur over time.   White concrete is known to be highly resistant to degradation, there is insufficient data to provide meaningful comparisons to standard home construction.

 

If you are interested in a home that utilizes ICF construction, please contact Nancy at 681-4104 for a private showing of our listing at 28 Canon Escondito in Sandia Park!

Forest Living without the Fear of Fire

Contact An Agent

With the benefits from Insulated Concrete Forms construction, you don’t have to worry about fires!

 

ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) are forms or molds that have built-in insulation for accepting reinforced concrete.   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.

Construction offers several performance benefits.

STRUCTURAL SAFETY
This factor involves the ability of ICF construction to resist damage and protect occupants from fire, wind, earthquakes and flooding.  Of these, the inherent strength of ICF construction against severe wind loads, including hurricanes and tornadoes, are most notable.

COMFORT
Though somewhat intangible, comfort deals with important issues such as even distribution of air temperature in the home and the quietness or acoustical properties of the home.  ICF construction provides improved reduction of “outdoor” noise relative to standard home construction practices.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy efficiency is the ability to maintain acceptable indoor living conditions (i.e., air conditioning or heating) at a low monthly energy cost.  ICF construction, in general, provides improved energy efficiency relative to standard home construction practices.

DURABILITY
This factor deals with a building or material’s ability to resist rot, decay, corrosion, pest attack, and other forms of degradation that may occur over time.   White concrete is known to be highly resistant to degradation, there is insufficient data to provide meaningful comparisons to standard home construction.

 

If you are interested in a home that utilizes ICF construction, please contact Nancy at 681-4104 for a private showing of our listing at 28 Canon Escondito in Sandia Park!

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