Explore the Worthwhile Investment of Building Energy Efficient Concrete Homes with this Free Catalog


Yucaipa, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2006 –

The Concrete Network, the largest and most comprehensive source for concrete information on the web, offers a free downloadable catalog for homeowners, designers, and builders wanting to know more about concrete homes and all they have to offer. The catalog Concrete Homes provides an educational overview of what can be expected when building with concrete including how concrete homes are built, choosing materials, designs options, costs and overall benefits.

The popularity of concrete homes continues to grow more and more as builders and homeowners begin to understand the many advantages these structures have to offer. Ten years ago concrete homes made up just three percent of the market. Today their popularity is exploding, making up over 15 percent of the new homes that are built. View The Concrete Networks photo gallery of concrete homes for a deeper look into the options available for concrete homes.

Buying a home is typically the biggest investment people ever make. If that home is constructed with concrete walls, their investment is naturally protected from the structural damage that can be caused by the effects of nature. They are the buyers who can benefit the most from savings on energy bills and insurance premiums and they are the ones who can least afford the cost of damage from natural disasters. So concrete makes a lot of sense in that market, explains Jon Rufty of Rufty Homes in North Carolina.

Concrete homes are credited with their long-lasting durability, energy efficiency, limitless design possibilities, and their ability to offer shelter through Mother Natures often devastating disasters. Within the catalog, readers will also find specifications about the costs of building a concrete home compared to a standard wood-framed home, and the materials from which these homes are built, including Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). Find additional detailed information about all aspects of concrete homes on The Concrete Network Web site.

Established in 1999, The Concrete Networks purpose is to educate consumers, builders, and contractors on popular decorative techniques and applications including stamped concrete, stained concrete floors, concrete countertops, polished concrete, and much more. Over 872,000 visitors researched The Concrete Network Web site in June, 2006.

The site excels at connecting buyers with local contractors in their area through its Find-A-Contractor service. The service provides visitors with a list of decorative concrete contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is fully searchable by 22 types of decorative concrete work and 199 metropolitan areas throughout North America.

Attached photos courtesy of Reward Wall Systems.

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