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We wanted a comfortable, energy efficient home...

"We don’t own an air conditioning unit, yet the difference in the home’s temperature from day to night is minimal. Our energy bills are less than half of what they would be if we hadn’t chosen to build with Arxx." Beverly Funk, Homeowner

Unique energy-savings with Arxx

“So how does this work exactly?” The Arxx method is cutting-edge, and with proper training and the Arxx support team it can be fast and easy for your contractor to install. Arxx Insulating Concrete Forms are stay-in-place “blocks” that are reinforced with steel and then filled with concrete to construct high performance walls and foundations. Arxx walls are comprised of a double layer of expanded polystyrene wrapped around a reinforced concrete core. Unlike wood construction, an ICF wall is free of cavities and gaps. This feature significantly reduces drafts, which not only enhances energy efficiency, but also inhibits the proliferation of mold and enhances indoor air quality.

Located in Abbotsford, BC, the Funk Home sits on a hill overlooking British Columbia’s Fraser River Valley. While British Columbia tends to avoid some of the harsher elements of the Canadian winter, such as extreme cold and heavy snowfall, the consistent performance of the Funk’s Arxx house is impressive. “We don’t own an air conditioning unit, yet the difference in the home’s temperature from day to night is minimal. This past summer we averaged 21° C (70° F) during the day and 19° C (66° F) in the evening.” However, the most significant comment from Beverly relates to the family’s savings on energy costs: “Our energy bills are less than half of what they would be if we hadn’t chosen to build with Arxx.”

We wanted a comfortable, energy efficient home...

“The only time we notice a heavy rainstorm is when we see the rain hitting our windows!” The family has found that their Arxx walls prevent the sounds of the rain from being heard inside the home. This benefit is multiplied, as the Funks are able to sleep uninterrupted by the pounding rain and blowing winds during the night. Further evidence of the “sound transmission shield” provided by their Arxx walls is confirmed by the Funk children who have noted that although they live in a neighborhood surrounded by construction, they cannot hear any exterior noise when all of the windows are closed.

Arxx Walls & Foundations has been the leader of the Insulating Concrete Form industry since 1993. While ICF technology may be a relatively new concept for some potential homebuyers, it is not new to the people at Arxx Walls & Foundations. The longest established company in the ICF industry, Arxx has been perfecting its building system and customer support infrastructure for more than a decade. In addition to providing a “proven product” and “unbeatable support”, Arxx has been approved by all of the major Building Codes across North America, has a UL/ULC fire rating of up to four hours, and insures its products with a 30-year limited warranty. Headquartered in Southeastern Ontario, Arxx Walls & Foundations has 10 Regional Sales Offices across North America. For more information about Arxx ICFs, please feel free to call 1-800-293-3210, or continue browsing this website.

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