In addition to all of the services offered on our custom homes page, McManus Construction also offers Insulated Concrete Form Homes. ICF Homes are built using highly energy efficient components, like giant legos, called Insulated Concrete Forms. An ICF home may cost a bit more initially than a comparable wood-frame structure, but the monthly savings in utility costs will more than make up for the additional outlay. With growing energy costs, building an insulated concrete form house is more energy efficient and can save you significant amounts of money on energy costs over each year.
Outside cold can easily enter a typical wood-framed wall, causing what is known as thermal bridging. The end result of this is the creation of cold spots inside the house. ICF homes offer excellent protection against cold spots caused by thermal bridging. The end result is an even temperature throughout the house without the drafty cold spots that are common in wood frame houses.
McManus uses the industry leading products made by Logix ICF. McManus has explored the alternatives and done the research and determined that the highest quality way to build ICF homes is to use products made by Logix. Logix is growing a reputation quickly as a leader in the ICF home market.
The basic concept of a Logix ICF block is that two thick, continuous Logix Pro foam panels cover the home or building to provide an effective wall assembly R-Value of R-25. (Higher R-values are available with Logix Platinum Series and XRV Panels.). The Logix wall assembly delivers up to 60% lower air infiltration than a traditionally built wall. This feature adds to the thermal performance of the foam insulation, and makes the home even more draft-free and comfortable. Logix's steel-reinforced concrete core also protects the home or building against fires, tornadoes and earthquakes. The concrete core significantly also reduces the penetration of outside noise. Insulated Concrete Forms act as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise. Insulated Concrete Forms dampen sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise, such as, traffic, trains and neighbors. Insulated Concrete Form homes give the best experience in home comfort.
McManus is an experienced ICF Home builder. We have built several ICF Homes since starting to work with the technology. Our customers have received the combined benefit of ICF technology and experienced professional home builders with a strong desire to meet clients needs.
McManus gives special care to home building clients. From the start, you will be supported directly by the owner of McManus Construction. There will be no getting lost in communication breakdowns when voicing your questions or needs. We have built a reputation for paying attention to detail and giving our best to our clients. This is especially true of our custom home and ICF home customers. Building a new home is a very major step in a persons life. Satisfaction with your new home is as important to us as it is to you. McManus is totally commited to our clients and home building perfection. We treat the builder/client relationship with great respect and maintain high quality communication throughout your project. We take as much pride in it as you will when our clients move into a top quality home built by McManus Construction.