When it comes to green design and energy efficient homes, the future is already here. Architects and builders are redefining home design to provide better insulation and better ventilation, which make homes more comfortable and healthier. And they’re relying on an building material that has been around since the 1960s. One of the most useful green building materials is ICF or insulated concrete forms, which can be used for walls and floors.
What are ICF forms?
ICF forms have been used for home construction since the 1960s. The first patent was granted to Canadian contractor in 1966. Basically, ICFs are hollow boxes of foam, which are stacked to build the structure, and then filled with concrete to give it strength. This actually makes ICF one of the strongest buildings materials, capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds, earthquakes and tor
Deck project 2018 is complete!
Your family has always used your backyard deck a lot, but it was a pitiful 10 foot by 10 foot and showing its 13 year age. In addition, it was no longer up to code. The decision to replace the old deck with a beautiful 12 foot by 22 foot deck, adding a pergola to provide some needed shade on the south facing side of the house. Instead of wood, the new deck is made of energy efficient green building materials that require literally no maintenance. As soon as it was completed you began to enjoy more meals and wine nights on the new deck. The finished product is beautiful and its completion was a combination of your husband’s hard work and a deck professional’s guidance.
Energy Efficient Green Building Materials Continue to Grow in Popularity
More and more consumers are demanding home construction materials that are both energy efficient and respons