The Vitale-Robinson Companies is Central New York’s Distributor of Nudura (ICF’s) Insulated Concrete Forms.
We are heavily engaged in supporting green building practices, including supplying products for sustainable and environmentally responsible homes, commercial, agricultural, and industrial projects. We offer a number of products that will contribute points toward LEED certification and work diligently from estimating your plans to installation training on your site.
In addition to representing Nudura’s full product line please ask us about the benefits of Form-a-Drain footing forms and drainage, Lite Deck, and our own patented Quik-Hangers : rebar supports.
What are Insulating Concrete Forms?
Whether you’re building a home or a multi-level commercial structure, you can’t beat the rewards of building with Nudura™ Insulating Concrete Forms. Nudura ICF’s provide a light weight, high-strength alternative to using steel or wood frame.
Insulating concrete forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks which are stacked into the shape of the exterior walls of a building, reinforced with steel re-bar, and then filled with concrete. ICFs combine one of the finest insulating materials, Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), with one of the strongest structural building materials, steel reinforced concrete. The result is a wall system of unmatched comfort, energy efficiency, strength and noise reduction. Interior (drywall) and exterior (stucco, brick, rock, siding) finishes are firmly attached to the wall using the attachment points in the high-density plastic webs.
Benefits Insulating Concrete Form Construction
Insulating Concrete Form Structures are Comfortable and Quiet
When planning a new structure, consider the greater well-being that comes from living with more even temperature, sharply reduced drafts, and noticeably greater quiet. That’s what you get with an insulating concrete form home.
When surveyed, over 80% of ICF home owners mentioned the great comfort of their home, compared with just 22% of frame home owners.*
*Portland Cement Assoc.
The high thermal mass and minimal air infiltration of insulating concrete form walls create a more uniform and stable temperature throughout your home. You’ll have no more hot spots or cold drafts.
ICF walls reduce air infiltration by 75%: The effects of hay fever, asthma, and other airborne allergies can be greatly alleviated as a direct result of the reduced leakage of outside air, which brings dust, pollen, and other pollutants. Indoor air pollution is a great health concern today. ICF walls are non-toxic. The measurement of air contents of actual ICF houses shows an almost complete absence of any emissions.
Insulating concrete form homes, offices, and industrial facilities provide unparalleled peace and quiet and true protection from outside noise. In sound transmission tests, ICF walls allow less than one-third as much sound to pass through than regular frame walls.
Insulating Concrete Form Structures are Energy Efficient
Energy efficiency is the core feature of insulating concrete form construction because so many owner/occupant benefits stem from it.
Actual studies show that structures built with ICF exterior walls require an estimated 44% less energy to heat and 32% less energy to cool than comparable wood frame structures.* However, homes and structures built with the proper complement of windows, doors, HVAC systems, and methods, generally accomplish at least a 50% savings in heating and cooling. In adddition, homeowners and property managers experience as much as an 80% decrease in energy use and costs.
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