ICF: Storm-Proof Construction

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When it comes to building for disasters, ICF wall systems provide exceptional wind and impact resistance.

ICF wall systems are designed to withstand some of Mother Nature’s worst. A NUDURA insulated concrete wall (ICF) system, for example, can withstand winds of up to 250 mph and is resistant to fire.

People often ask what the difference is between ICF and wood. The strength of ICF systems comes from the steel reinforced solid concrete core. NUDURA provides a concrete wall with varying ICF form thicknesses from 4 inches to 12 inches of concrete to meet any building type. When compared to a typical 2×4 wood frame wall, the advantage of building an ICF house vs wood is far superior.

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In 2004 a NUDURA ICF home built survived the severe storms in Florida when other homes in the neighborhood built with wood did not.

Insulated Concrete wall systems like NUDURA have been used for commercial and residential structures throughout North America and have saved building owners from having to rebuild their homes and businesses after disasters, as can be seen in the photo here. NUDURA offers accessory products that are specially designed to integrate into the NUDURA ICF system that provide better anchorage of roof trusses to the wall during severe storms.

Visit NUDURA for more information on the strength and energy efficiency of its ICF system.

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