As a homeowner, there are multiple reasons to build, add-on, or renovate with Advantage ICFs. Our ICF products help you accomplish your project goals by incorporating the elements noted below.
Features of Advantage ICFs:
►More energy efficient
►Reduced sound transmission
►Resistant to storms and high wind
►Larger windows, longer floor spans
►Fast, year round construction
►Fewer Sub trades
►Local trusted retailer/dealer
►One stop shopping for all building materials
Benefits you'll experience:
►Lower utility costs
►Environmentally responsible way to build
►Safe and secure
►Flexibility in design
►Versatile interior decoration options
►Convenient construction schedules
►Comfortable living with warm consistent temperatures throughout the house
►Wide window sills
Coffee, Latte or ICF?
An average cup of coffee, is $2.25. Say you drink one cup of coffee a day for one year. ($2.25x365 days a year) It would cost you $821.25 per year for your coffee.
Keeping that in mind, the average non-ICF home price in North America is $300,000. The premium for ICF is approximately 5%, equaling $15,000.00.
Now let’s go back to the coffee. If you drink one cup of coffee every day for 25 years (which is the standard length of time for a mortgage) you would spend $20,531 on coffee.
Consider the energy savings associated with an ICF home. The average home in North America spends approximately $300 per month on heating & cooling. The Advantage ICF system saves you 30%-50% of that, saving you around $30,000 over the life of the mortgage.
Therefore, all things considered, by drinking one less specialty drink per day you will pay for your Advantage ICF home ($20,531 minus $15,000) and save an extra $5,531.
If you consider the energy savings conservatively as well, you would have $35,531, or $118.43 per month over the life of the mortgage, (which ironically buys you 52 coffees per month.)