Originally used in commercial construction, extra-durable concrete siding is possible for residential homes as well. The exterior of the concrete walls can be left bare if sealed properly, but you can also apply vinyl, stucco or other siding materials if you’d like. Here’s how to get started.
Insulated concrete forms (the most popular choice for concrete siding) ranges in cost from $1.75-$3.50 per square foot, not including installation. To get a price quote, fill out your info here and compare rates in your area.
Concrete as a siding material is an extremely durable option. It can withstand a fair amount of damage and should last the lifetime of your home.
Concrete is one of the easiest materials to maintain and usually requires occasional power washing to remove excess dirt and debris.
Concrete walls are built first and then used for siding. You can think of it as a finished foundation wall. The walls are formed and poured in place. After the concrete has set, the forms are removed and a hardened, weather-resistant concrete wall remains.
Concrete wall construction offers excellent thermal properties, but can have problems with moisture buildup and mold. This is just one reason why insulated concrete forms are becoming more commonplace.
These are formed concrete walls in which the forms remain in place. They are made of insulating foam that not only increases energy efficiency of the home, but also provides backing for sheetrock on the inside and cladding on the exterior.
Concrete walls typically have wood-frame walls built against them on the interior to house plumbing and electrical work.
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