Energy Efficient Home Additions Millington TN

Even if the existing part of your home was built in the traditional “stick-built” manner,you may want to consider something different. Although insulated concrete forms (ICFs) have been around for 40+ years, they are still not very well-known by the average homeowner, but they have tremendous appeal.

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11817 Village Center St.
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When contemplating putting an addition onto your home, it’s common to consider the size and shape of the annex, what purpose it will serve, and how you’ll want to design it. What isn’t so common is putting much thought into the actual construction process. After all, construction is construction is construction, right? Not so. Even if the existing part of your home was built in the traditional “stick-built” manner, you may want to consider something different. Although insulated concrete forms (ICFs) have been around for 40+ years, they are still not very well-known by the average homeowner, but they have tremendous appeal.

ICFs look like gigantic Legos , averaging in size around one-foot by four-foot and made out of Styrofoam. The hollow forms are stacked in courses and reinforced with steel before concrete is poured into the center to stabilize the structure. When completed, an ICF wall is extremely durable, energy efficient, and practically sound and bullet-proof.

The foam, which spans across both the inside and outside of the concrete wall, acts as a super insulator, giving an ICF structure a superior R-rating, meaning that the interior space is so well insulated that very little air will escape or enter the structure, which in turn, means less money to heat and cool it.

When the foam combines with the solid steel-reinforced concrete, the structure is practically indestructible. Structures made of ICFs are very weather resistant and can withstand natura...

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