Concrete has been used as an insulating material since the 1940’s and 50’s and has become a popular method of insulation in homes and structures in recent decades. The use of insulating concrete forms (ICF’s), which allow concrete to form within two layers of insulation material, generates an easy construction of insulated concrete walls.
Building owners benefit from this method of construction and insulation because of its stronger, disaster resistant walls that can help manage moisture, energy efficiency, and improved indoor air quality. The durability of concrete, along with its other advantages, has potential to increase the resale value of a structure, making concrete insulation a prospectively greater initial investment.
Contractors and builders alike can also appreciate the advantages of Insulating Concrete Forms. The ease of construction, flexibility, and ability to meet higher energy code mandates while enjoying less complicated construction methods all lead a to a quicker and easier build.
Homes and structures insulated with concrete continue to provide advantages to builders and owners. Contact us to learn more about this and other concrete uses.
For more information about concrete homes in the Albany, Schenectady, Poughkeepsie, Saratoga Springs NY or Pittsfield MA areas, contact Bonded Concrete.