“Winter is Coming” to Delaware. Are ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) the Answer to Expensive Heating Bills?
Hello, neighbors! Winter is just around the corner here in Delaware, and that means we’re all about to see our heating bills go up quite a bit. It’s pretty easy to say where all those charges are coming from. The heater is going to be the biggest culprit, and around here, it’s going to be needed all day long. Most families can expect to see charges from leaving lights on more often to compensate for the dwindling daylight hours. It all adds up very fast and it can be very frustrating.
One of the ways that you can head off this frustration is to choose to build a home using insulated concrete forms (ICFs). ICFs are just another building material like lumber, but they come with many features that make them the perfect solution to those winter power bill blues. Here are some reasons to consider building an ICF home in Delaware…
It arrives fully, and powerfully, insulated
One of the ways that you can take action against high heating bills is by replacing the insulation in your home with higher-quality materials. In some cases however, that’s not going to make the difference it should for the cost. The cold air forcing you to keep the heater running could be coming from tiny cracks around the frame or the windows.
ICFs don’t need extra insulation, because they are insulation. As part of the construction process, the spaces between the forms are filled in with a special concrete mixture. What would be stuffed with insulation material is instead filled completely with several inches of concrete. Even in the harshest weather of Delaware, ICFs are highly resistant against outside weather. When a home made this way is heated, it stays heated.
A warm home that doesn’t generate big power bills is already going to make enjoying the winter a lot easier. But that’s not all. You’ll also enjoy that these types of homes are just as well insulated from the noise, inside and out.
It is an ideal material for Delaware beachfront homes
The shoreline is subject to some of the harshest weather in the winter (and in the hurricane season that directly precedes it, of course). For that reason, homes on or near to the beach experience even more dramatic changes in their needed heating every winter. They also have to deal with the fact new places for air to escape and create drafts are are constantly created when a home sways during a storm. ICFs are capable of surviving full hurricanes, and even the strongest winds aren’t going to create fissures in these homes.
Enjoy Your Next Delaware winter
Expensive heating bills can really be a thing of the past if you respond to the winter in Delaware by building an ICF home. Save a lot with the quality of the insulation and the quality of the home.