Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The … Buyer
Drive up to a new home today and you probably cannot tell how that home was constructed.
That’s because the “skin” covering a home – whether it’s brick, vinyl siding, or stucco – provides the same finished appearance whether it’s placed over wood-frame or concrete construction. How can you tell what type of construction is behind a home’s veneer? The walls in an unfinished garage or basement may give you a clue.
But the benefits of solid concrete construction aren’t apparent at first glance. They only show up after the home is purchased – in the form of lower maintenance costs and lower energy bills. So, to be sure you make the right home buying decision, always ask the seller or builder what type of construction is behind that beautiful exterior.
Low Maintenance = Ownership Made Easy
The beauty of a concrete home is that it requires far less work on the part of the homeowner to keep it looking like new. What are the three most common causes of exterior wall maintenance? Termites, rotting and paint peeling or fading. Concrete homes are rarely, if ever affected by termites or rot. As to paint, while some contemporary concrete homes have wood siding, most have a stucco or brick facade. Some use a concrete texture or other concrete products as finishes. None require painting.
All of this translates into a concrete home costing less to own than a wood-frame or wood veneer home.
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NUDURA ICF Wall System HIGHLIGHTS
RECYCLED MATERIALS – NUDURA ICF block systems are manufactured from EPS. NUDURA’s unique DURAFOLD Technology web design is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene and steel.
BUILDING DURABILITY – NUDURA ICF Blocks offer a structure built out of Concrete, one of the most durable and energy efficient building materials, resulting in buildings that stand the test of time. Building with NUDURA also offers maximum safety in high wind areas due to its high impact resistance.
WASTE REDUCTION – NUDURA offers unique technological ICF Block design which create less waste during the construction process, sending less waste to our landfills. *All waste is 100% recyclable
MOLD RESISTANT– NUDURA Forms have been laboratory tested and will not support mould growth.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE – NUDURA® ICF Blocks significantly reduce the amount of carbon emissions, due to the structures high energy efficiency levels, reducing the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling reducing your carbon footprint.
IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY – NUDURA eliminates air gaps, minimizing the potential formation of mold growth and draft paths. The end result is an airtight structure that enables building mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate the icf block structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living and working environment for building occupants.