How ICF Can Make Your Home Comfortable and Energy-Efficient
The biggest benefit of ICF construction over wood is the thermal mass from the concrete core.
Simply put, concrete absorbs and holds heat. This keeps the inside temperature more stable by absorbing outdoor fluctuations before they impact the interior. The solid structure also prevents heat loss through thermal bridging.
When temperature inside is more stable, heating and cooling costs go down.
A simpler term for air infiltration is “drafts”.
Everyone know that a drafty house costs more to heat and cool than a tightly built one. ICF construction has been shown in test to cut air infiltration in half over wood frame homes.
This not only translates to greater energy savings, it also means a more comfortable, draft-free home.