With the severe weather events occurring across North America, it is more important now than ever that you have a house that can stand up to nature’s worst. Whether it’s tornados, wildfires, floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, you want to know that you and your family are safe and protected in your own home.
This means making sure your home is built with quality products that can withstand wind, hail, fire, and flying debris. One of the best disaster-resilient building materials on the market are insulated concrete forms (ICFs) from Nudura. ICFs are used instead of traditional wood or steel framing for a structure’s exterior walls to provide superior strength, safety, and durability against extreme weather conditions.
It also offers lower utility costs over the lifespan of your home. Here are just some of the reasons to consider building your next home with disaster-resilient ICFs:
- Fire Protection
Concrete is tougher and less flammable than wood. Nudura ICF walls, with a concrete core and non-toxic, fire retardant expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam provides a fire protection rating of up to four hours, whereas wood framing is only rated for 45 minutes. So in the event of a fire, you and your family will have more time to safely exit. Watch this video case study to see why this father and son chose ICF construction over stick framing to rebuild their California home after a devastating 2017 fire.
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