Logix ICF

LOGIX is the leading ICF in North America. By providing a wall system that is more energy efficient, stronger, more sound resistant and more environmentally sustainable than virtually any other construction method, LOGIX Insulated Concrete Forms make it easy to build green.

We have one mission and it’s very simple – in a world in which almost 40% of our energy is consumed by buildings, and in a world in which most of us spend about 90% of our time indoors, we help people to live, work and play in green, healthy and energy efficient LOGIX buildings.

LOGIX is the only fully integrated insulated concrete form (ICF) system that offers choice of panel thickness, core thickness and web type. LOGIX is also the easiest ICF product to install, delivering more profit and less pressure to the construction team.

LOGIX has the power and backing of five ICF manufacturers who operate molding plants across North America. Our commitment to product quality and continual innovation is backed up by over 50 years of ICF manufacturing experience.

Key Performance Benifits

LOGIX is a technology with a host of high impact green benefits. Likely no other single decision you make regarding the design and construction of your new home will provide as much green impact as your decision to build your home with LOGIX.

LOGIX will give you:

A HEALTHIER HOME
On average, we spend an amazing 90% of our time indoors, yet inside air can be ten times more polluted than outdoor air. Unhealthy air inside can pose serious health risks such as cancer and respiratory ailments like asthma. Properly ventilated green LOGIX homes can have far fewer problems with mold or mildew and the fresh air inside will keep your family breathing easy.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Energy efficiency is the cornerstone of every green home. Green LOGIX homes tend to be up to twice as energy efficient as traditional homes built to code. Improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy sources are effective ways to reduce the potential of energy supply interruptions, improve air quality, reduce the impacts of global warming, and slow the rate at which we need to build new power plants. Energy efficiency also makes good sense for home-owners: green LOGIX homes are more confortable and cost much less to heat and cool.

A STRONG, DURABLE AND SUSTAINABLE HOME
Concrete walls are one of the most durable building materials available and are designed to last for centuries. LOGIX walls are over 8 time stronger than conventional wood-framed walls and are able to withstand the damaging effects of strong winds and dangerous storms.

A QUIETLY COMFORTABLE HOME
A LOGIX home is a serene and quiet place that is insulated from intrusive outside noise from traffic, neighbors and the like.

Energy Saving

Although the up-front construction cost of a LOGIX home may be slightly higher than a traditional wood-framed home, the actual "overall living" cost is often lower when energy savings are considered.

Traditional Wood Frame LOGIX
Home Price $300,000 $315,000
Monthly Mortgage $1,920 $2,016
Monthly Energy Bill $350 $150
Total Monthly Cost $2,270 $2,166
Savings $0 $104

This chart illustrates the difference between “Price” and “Cost” using general comparative estimates

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The home built with LOGIX will save you Approximately $200 in monthly energy costs, allowing you to pay off your mortgage sooner.

LOGIX ICF vs. CONVENTIONAL WOOD FRAMING

Wood-frame Wall System LOGIX ICF Wall System
Energy Efficiency
  • Thermal bridging
  • Gaps in insulation
  • Erosion of R-Value
  • No thermal bridging
  • Continuous insulation
  • Constant R-Value for life
Environmental Impact
  • Minimal reduction in greenhouse gas emmissions
  • Service life 30-50 years maximum
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emmissions by up to 1/3 or 3 tons annually
  • Service life up to 100 years
Air Quality
  • May contain adhesives andVOCs that off-gas
  • Wood and moisture provide and ideal environment for mold
  • EPS and concrete are non-toxic and do not off-gas
  • No nutrient source exists in structure for mold growth
Durability
  • Poor wind rating
  • Fire rating in minutes
  • Wind rated up to 200 MPH
  • Fire rated for up to 4 hours

Unlike traditional walls, the LOGIX ICF wall system prevents costly energy loss and dramatically lowers your energy bills.

Wall Finishes

LOGIX can accommodate any type of wall finish that are used on traditional interior and exterior framed walls. In addition, many finish suppliers make products specifically for insulated concrete forms (ICF).

Exterior Cladding
Exterior cladding material including stucco, wood siding, vinyl siding, metal panel siding, stone and brick veneer can be used on LOGIX walls.

Interior Finishes
Attaching drywall to LOGIX is faster and easier than attaching to stud walls. Furring strips (or webs) embedded in LOGIX act as studs for fastening drywall. These webs are spaced twice as close as tradition studs at 8" on center. And since the foam panels provide a solid backing for drywall the joints aren't required to fall on the webs.

Vapor Barrier
The foam panel components of LOGIX have a low permeance that, by code, no vapor barrier is required.