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Need To Know Facts

Virtually any home design can be built with Logix ICF and homes built with Logix look like traditionally built homes.

Most full-height Logix XtraComfort Homes are built with our 6.25" or 8" concrete core thickness. Larger homes and heavier loading may require wider concrete cores.

 Logix offers engineering tables and the online One Minute Engineer. Both resources comply with prevailing and accepted concrete design standards and conventions. Logix perscriptive engineering covers a wide range of typical residential applications and thus for many Logix XtraComfort Homes additional site specific engineering is not required to obtain a building permit.

When you built with Logix Pro, the walls in your Logix XtraComfort Home will be have an effective R-value of R25. Higher R-value levels an be achieved by upgrading to Logix Platinum Series (R28) or using the Logix D-Rv Panell (up to R37).

Your home's effective thermal performance will be enhanced by the 5 day thermal lag provided by the high-mass concrete core in the Logix exterior walls.

And finally, due to the monolithic nature of Logix construction, your home will be inherently air-tight.  In fact, 9 of the most common 19 air-leakage trouble spots shown below are inherently solved by regular Logix construction. And the remaining 10 air-leakage trouble spots are addressed by incremental construction techniques listed in the High Performance Homes application page. 

 

 

 

 

To learn how all these elements work together to create truly superior energy efficiency and significant energy savings  - read "The Logix ICF Effect" whitepaper.

 

"So How Much Does A Logix XtraComfort Home Cost Compared To A Traditionally Built Home?"

Every home, designer, builder and homeowner are different - and there are so many variables in play that make  it difficult to arrive an general rule of thumb to accurately answer that question. But here is an example that illustrates the general economics of Logix:

Below grade, assuming  you are planning to finish your basement, the cost of Logix construction should be similar to conventional. Above grade, Logix ICF construction can cost in the range of $6 - $9 more per square foot of above grade wall area than an ordinary 2x6 stick-framed wall.

Let's assume a bungalow with 2,000 square foot of living space, which will have 1,800 sq ft of above grade walls.

$150/sq ft - Budget price to build the home conventionally

$300,000 -  Budget price for conventional build  (assume $150 sq ft  x 2000 sq ft of floor area)

$14,400  -   Additional cost to build above grade walls with Logix   (assume $8/sq ft premium x 1800 sq feet of above grade walls )

4.8%       -     Cost premium to build with Logix  (($314,400 -$300,000)/$300,000)

$100/mth  - Additional monthly payment to finance $14,400

So, in this case, if your total heating, cooling, insurance and annual maintenance savings are more than $100/month, then building a Logix XtraComfort Home will actually be LESS EXPENSIVE  and cash flow positive, compared to building a lower quality, lower value stick-framed home.

More food for thought - in some coastal areas, some builders now offering new homes built with Logix ICF at no extra cost versus the same home built with basic masonry walls, which is a customary construction method in those regions. In this cases, all your monthly savings go right into your pocket.

 

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