The construction industry is currently facing a major revolution with the introduction of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF). ICF is an innovative wall building system that is rapidly replacing traditional "stick frame" and concrete foundation used in North American construction.
The Amvic ICF offers a unique "5 in 1" system that provides structure, insulation, vapour barrier and attachments for drywall and exterior siding all in one product. They also provide high air quality, energy efficiency and are environmentally friendly.
The Amvic ICF system replaces the commonly used fiberglass insulation with expanded polystyrene, therefore eliminating all air borne glass fibers and insulation settlement in the home. In addition, the Amvic ICF design cannot be infiltrated with moisture, thus preventing the growth of mould and mildew. Furthermore, no CFC's, HCFC's or formaldehyde is used in construction process. Consequently, the air in your home will be clean and safe for your family to breathe.
Amvic ICFs combine closed celled expanded polystyrene insulation with concrete thermal mass. This acts as a superior barrier between the outside elements and the inside of your home. This highly effective combination equates to an average energy savings of approximately 30-50% monthly on heating and air conditioning and allows for superior temperature control. Indirectly, costs may also be reduced since homeowners benefit from flexible financing through energy efficient mortgages and reduced insurance costs.
The 30-50% reduction in monthly energy consumption experienced by homeowners translates to an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions. The Amvic System also greatly reduces waste and therefore land filling. Reduced land filling in turn reduces methane emissions, which are extremely damaging to the earth's atmosphere. Also, one Amvic home saves ten trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and give us oxygen. Make the environmentally friendly choice and chose Amvic ICF.