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With the climate crisis creating more severe weather events across North America, having a house that can stand up to the worst nature has to offer is more important than ever. Whether it’s tornados, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes, you want to know that you and your family are safe and protected.

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With the climate crisis creating more severe weather events across North America, having a house that can stand up to the worst nature has to offer is more important than ever. Whether it’s tornados, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes, you want to know that you and your family are safe and protected.





Amid the ever-changing housing market, many homeowners are opting to build their own home to create a space that perfectly suits their lifestyle and their family’s needs. Custom homes also enable you to choose your dream finishes and styles.





If you’re building a new home, safety and comfort are typically the top priorities. From there, aesthetics, energy-efficiency, and cost are secondary factors. Therefore, it is critical that your architect and contractor are prioritizing building beyond code and utilizing materials that will ensure the longevity and durability of the structure in any and all weather conditions, making it “futureproof”.





Did you know that ICFs can also be used for much more than home foundations? The highly versatile material can be custom cut to the shape or radius you specify, making it ideal for a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Here are just a few of the many innovative examples.





Here are some practical tips from energy-efficient building experts on how you can retrofit your home using the latest energy-saving innovations to create a much greener home environment.





A building designed and constructed using ICFs will have a smaller environmental footprint than a traditional CMU or wood-frame building while being safer and more durable. ICF structures have the same design versatility as other building methods so you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for performance. ICF construction is highly adaptive and not limited to any building format or architectural style, therefore their use in unique home or buildings is only limited by one’s imagination.





Nudura ICFs for exterior wall construction offer maximum design flexibility with interlocking forms that can be custom cut to the shape or radius you specify and are ideal for single or multi-story projects with tall, retaining, or load-bearing walls.





One aspect that has a major impact on the finished look of a building is the exterior finish. Fortunately, Nudura ICFs can accommodate virtually any design and exterior finish. Here are just a few of the most popular ones and some tips for how to incorporate them.





Here, we break down the most inspiring trends in materials, construction, and building philosophies we’re excited about in 2021.





Building a net-zero structure is an ambitious goal but designing to this caliber is not as complicated as it might sound. Constructing with energy efficiency in mind takes co-ordination between all the project team members and product research to determine the most long-lasting and cost-effective methods to achieve the necessary standards. While insulation is not the sole contributor to a net-zero building, insulated concrete form (ICF) technology.





As a business owner, I must look at the pros and cons of any product or system from multiple perspectives. They have to be efficient for my installers, my company, and for my customers. ICFs hit on all of those. There’s nothing around that’s better.





To remain competitive, contractors and builders need to keep up with the latest design trends, including sustainability and energy efficiency. At the same time, they have to make sure costs remain low, especially when it comes to labor and materials.





One main reason why ICF has become popular among builders is that there is virtually no learning curve.





You can use Nudura to build as high as you please and as the building gets taller, the thickness of the wall will increase. Read more!





No, ICFs are not only used for basements. Just like this misconception, there are several other myths that persist. Learn more!





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