U.S. lumber prices rose 170% from April to an all-time high in August and moderated only slightly in September, driving the cost of the average new home up $16,148 since April 17, according to the National Association of Home Builders. This increase is forcing consumers, home builders, and contractors to hold off on construction, or drastically decrease their budget to accommodate the rising cost of lumber.
With this change, now is a better time than ever to consider Insulated Concrete Form construction. ICF’s are lego-like insulated forms that are reinforced with steel and sandwiched together with ready mix concrete. By design, they provide a stronger, more comfortable, and highly energy-efficient structure. This form of construction offers faster construction times, and only cost three-five percent, more than lumber (prior to rising lumber costs!). To learn more visit NRMCA Commercial Building Structures with ICFS