NUDURA helps builders secure their new projects against extreme weather
With all the different storms mother nature has been putting the planet through the last few years, now is the time to take a few precautionary steps towards the utmost security of your next build in the event of extreme weather occurrences, say officials observing climate change. Recent survey findings show that most home and building owners are worried about the ability to cope with damage caused by severe wind, fire, and flooding.
Safety is the main preoccupation, but so are the costs associated with destruction and loss. It’s bad enough families deal with the emotions of natural disaster damage, they shouldn’t have to spend their energy after a disaster worrying about rebuilding or replacing their home. Building with NUDURA has these concerns covered with a few extras benefits to offer your clients.
Walls to weather any storm – If high winds and fire are a concern, data shows that an ICF building delivers hurricane and tornado impact-resistance up 250 miles per hour – and the fire protection rating is up to four hours.
Energy bills with a smile – With growing energy costs, building an ICF house is more energy efficient and can save you significant amounts of money on a yearly basis. NUDURA ICF walls vastly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. The ICFMA recently enlisted CLEB Laboratories to conduct testing on an ICF wall versus a traditional wood frame wall. The test has proven that an ICF wall has a 58% greater R-Value/RSI resulting in up to 60% energy savings with an ICF wall versus a traditional wood frame wall.
Temperature consistency – The outside cold air easily travels through wood-framed walls causing thermal bridging and that causes drafts and chilly spots inside. Walls with a solid concrete core prevent thermal bridging so even temperatures result throughout the building. The benefit of building with NUDURA ICFs over traditional concrete forming methods, you get all the advantages of concrete, but with the bonus of insulation on both sides of the wall, in one building step.
Better, breathable air – Mold, mildew, and toxins associated with wood structures are diminished. ICFs have a stable permanent efficient performance, they won’t decompose, decay, rot or grow mold making them the perfect wall system for any building.
Rock solid asset – It is generally expected that a stronger, safer, storm resistant, greener building – and one that is cost efficient with less maintenance and repair – will steadily increase in resale value. A NUDURA ICF home or building is built to last, and retains its value longer. The main structural element in a NUDURA home is reinforced concrete which offers substantially better durability and requires less maintenance and repair over its lifetime compare to wood structures that require regular maintenance over it’s limited life span.
When thinking about your next project consider building with NUDURA insulated concrete forms to help save your clients up to 60% in energy savings, create a draft free, mold & mildew resistant building and most importantly a building that will help them weather out every storm.