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Framing & Siding Options in Asheville, NC....

Traditional Wood Framing

The framing of your house holds all the other various mechanical systems and surfaces together. Depending on the framing material utilized it can do whole lot more. When designing your home in Asheville NC please give this topic much consideration.

There are many options to consider when looking at the framing of your house and they should be determined based on your needs and desires. For instance, if your desire is to have the highest level of energy efficiency available, our recommendation would be ICF construction or possibly 2x6 stud construction with ICYNENE spray foam insulation.

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Using ICFs Is Green & Can Save You Money Over The Years

ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) Framing

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ICFs create buildings that are energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly, sustainable, quiet and comfortable. Our goal is to give you a building envelope that gives superior results when compared to conventional building methods. An envelope that resists harmful mold, dust and allergens, along with powerful wind, storm and fire damage...

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...The thick concrete core of insulated concrete forms keeps air where it should be, meaning interior temperatures stay steady throughout the year, reducing heating and cooling costs. Produced from recycled materials, Reward's ICFs begin their life as an environmentally friendly product designed to make buildings more energy efficient. Unused portions of the block can even be reused or recycled to make the lowest possible impact on natural resources.

By keeping air and moisture out, insulated concrete forms lower the potential for allergens and mold meaning that buildings are safer and healthier to live, work and play in. Standing up to winds of up to 200 mph and fire for up to four hours, ICFs provide peace of mind for those inside.

Raised Panel Construction (SIPs) in Asheville, NC

SIPs FramingProbably the most recognized and time tested raised panel framing system is SIPs or Structural Insulated Panels

So what are SIPs and why use them in Asheville to Build?

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels are typically made by sandwiching a core of rigid foam plastic insulation between two structural skins of oriented strand board (OSB). Other skin material can be used for specific purposes. SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be custom designed for each home. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labor.

Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with wood frame construction, when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less job-site waste. Other savings are realized because less expensive heating and cooling systems are required with SIP construction.

Exterior Finishes - Siding Choices in Asheville, NC

CMU Foundation Nothing will impact the appearance of your home more dramatically than the exterior siding you choose. As you shop for exterior siding, look for a siding material that suits the style of your house and also fits your budget. Listed here are a couple of the most popular materials for exterior siding.

Natural Wood Siding

Modern science has given us many synthetic wood-look products, and yet solid wood (usually cedar, pine, spruce, redwood, cypress, or Douglas fir) remain favorite choices for finer homes, but the initial costs can also be higher and long term maintenance is also higher than some of the imitators.

Cement Fiber Siding - More Commonly called Hardi-Plank

If you want the look of authentic wood with a bit less maintenance, cement fiber is a good option. Fiber cement siding is fireproof, termite-proof, and may have a warranty depending on manufacturer.

Brick Masonry Siding

Made of fired clay, brick comes in a wide variety of earthy, eye-pleasing colors. Although it is expensive, brick is desirable because it can last centuries and probably won't need any patching or repairs for the first twenty-five years.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is made from a PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic. Unlike wood or cedar, it won't rot or flake. Vinyl is usually less expensive to purchase and install than most other siding materials.

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