Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms
Insulated Concrete Forms Are The Right Choice For Your Next Home
By using NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms to build your next home you can ensure you are choosing the best building solution available today. Insulated Concrete Forms provide Substantial benefits over traditional building methods.
Homes today have to be more than just esthetically pleasing, they have to provide benefits. Open the door to a NUDURA home and see how you can enjoy greater comfort, safety, energy efficiency and a healthier and more eco-friendly Insulated Concrete Form house.
Maximum Energy Efficiency From Your Insulated Concrete Home
With growing energy costs, building an insulated concrete form house with Net Zero Construction is more energy efficient and can save you significant amounts of money on a yearly basis and reduce your carbon footprint. NUDURA insulated concrete form walls vastly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. When you combine two panels of 2 5/8” EPS foam with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete a NUDURA insulated concrete form house can provide R-Values as high as R-50, saving you up to 70% in energy costs.
Greater Home Comfort & Sound Resistance
Outside cold can easily travel through a typical wood-framed wall, causing thermal bridging, and creating uncomfortable cold spots inside your home. Insulated Concrete Form houses built with NUDURA® offer superior performance when it comes to thermal bridging, resulting in even temperatures throughout your home with reduced drafts and cold spots, which optimizes energy performance.
NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms act as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise. NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms dampen sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise, such as, traffic, trains and neighbors. A NUDURA Insulated Concrete Form house creates the ultimate in home comfort.
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. Visit Our Safe Home Section
A NUDURA Insulated Concrete Form home 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 building a home, everyone starts with a solid foundation. The structure of the building determines ultimately how sturdy, safe, and environmentally stable a home can be. Most homes are built with wood or with concrete, and a majority of the time, the insulation is free standing. When a home is not insulated along the frame properly, or even at all, it can still let in unnecessary or unwanted weather conditions. The one way that builders help with these issues is with Insulating Concrete Form (ICF). This structure has been around for a while (since World War II), but is most commonly used with Green Building currently. Meaning that it is not just eco-friendly, but it saves energy also.
How does ICF stand up to just the standard building forms?
The Insulating Concrete Form is capable of reducing air leaks and heat loss; it has a very high thermal resistance compared to other forms. With the use of ICF it is ten times stronger than the standard wood form. There are no gaps between the wall and insulation, instead, it is held snugly. Often ICF products are built with recycled materials so they are biodegradable. ICF products have a very high fire resistance, and increase air quality. It is also capable of keeping out vermin from the structure since the insulation is not free standing, but in between the forms. One major company that makes ICF products is Nudura, Integrated Building Technology, which pales in comparison to the competition.
Nudura produces a range of products and accessories but they are most noted for their Insulating Concrete Form products. Nudura has a whole line of Insulating Concrete Form products, anything from a standard cavity to ceiling insulation. They have their own technology system, which they have patented designs for (DURAFOLD, DURAMAX, DURALOK Technology), that they use to maximize the ICF infrastructures. The Nudura ICF structure has fire resistance that is anywhere from 3-4 hours. Nudura ICF products also have the sound attenuation at 55+, and it has an R-Value of 24. Nudura has the following code approvals: ICC-ES, CCMS, Miami-Dade, Wisconsin, City of LA and NY, and ETA. They supply ICF structures both in and outside of the United States. These are just a list of reasons as to why Net Zero Construction uses Nudura for its ICF structure. They build energy smart safe homes that use top notch resources for Building Green.