Benefits of ICF construction.
When building a new home or any building for that matter, construction costs and operating costs are key players in the type of construction used. For many years conventional stick frame and steel construction have been the leaders in the construction industry.
ICF buildings can withstand extreme weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes. They are also a fire resistant structure, prevent catastrophic building loss in case of fire unlike a wood or steel building. Some insurance companies will even provide a discount to homeowners if they are insuring an ICF building. The inorganic nature of ICF buildings eliminates the possibility of premature deterioration due to insect infestation or rot. The steel reinforcing bar inside the concrete will not even rust thanks to the protective alkaline jacket the concrete provides. Major maintenance and repairs would only need to be done on the interior and exterior finishes. No major renovations would need to be done to an ICF building unlike a stick framed house might need in the case of water damage or mould.