Building with NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms provides a variety of benefits over traditional stick frame homes. The need for more efficient and safer homes is important for you and your family. An ICF House vs. Wood from NUDURA will provide greater safety, greater energy efficiency and a healthy home for you and your family. NUDURA provides a concrete wall with varying ICF form thicknesses from 4 inches to 12 inches of concrete to meet any building type. When compared to a typical wood frame wall that is comprised of 2X4’s and bat insulation the advantage of building an icf house vs wood is far superior.
SAFETY FOR YOUR FAMILY
NUDURA offers your family maximum safety with a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. With a NUDURA Insulated concrete form house, walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a non-toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam ensuring maximum safety. NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms provide greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph) ensuring that your family and home are safe and secure in almost any situation. The strength of the NUDURA wall comes from the solid concrete core.
“This ICF home withstood an F4 tornado which raked through Arkansas in January, 1999. Winds up to 200mph caused relatively minor damage to the home, while all other homes in the path of the tornado were shattered beyond repair.”
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For more information on Storm Shelters visit the following link: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/weweb/Shelters/Shelters.php or
check out the website of The National Storm Shelter Association.
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A Safe Room Can Save Your Life
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and state emergency management officials urge homeowners and home builders to consider adding a Safe Room to new homes being built or when remodeling existing homes. Emergency experts agree that a family can survive high winds and wind-borne debris with little or no injury with a Safe Room, effectively giving your house and your family a “suit of armor.” Safe Rooms have proven effective against hurricane-force winds as well as tornadic winds. FEMA, in cooperation with the Wind Engineering Research Center of Texas Tech University, developed designs for wind shelters that provide protection against winds of up to 250 miles per hour and windborne debris traveling at 100 miles an hour. Safe Rooms can be built for about the cost of remodeling a bathroom. A Safe Room is anchored to the ground to withstand extreme winds and strengthened with steel-reinforced concrete or steel sheathing to make the walls and ceiling virtually puncture-proof. A Safe Room made with ICF adds an extra layer of protection. ICF provides solid wall construction without any voids that may result from cinderblock construction. Construction plans are available from Stonecraft Construction. Please call 256-509-3800 for consultation. FEMA has also produced a booklet, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your House, FEMA Publication 320. It is available by calling 1-888-565-3896. The text and diagrams are also is available on the FEMA Web site.