1. EPS homes outperform many other building technologies
One of the biggest benefits of using EPS is the continuous insulation on both sides of the wall, which virtually eliminates thermal bridges and energy losses. Homes with EPS can cut energy bills in half. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development report "Costs and Benefits of Insulated Concrete Forms for Residential Buildings," a field comparison of EPS modular buildings and brick-concrete home construction found that the construction of EPS walls can save 20 percent in annual heating and cooling bills to 25%.
2. EPS construction does not need to cost more
"How much does it cost to build an EPS home" depends on the situation. It depends on material and labor costs in the local market, as well as the contractor's experience. After many studies on EPS construction costs and statistics on houses built, the use of EPS wall construction usually increases the total price of brick-concrete residential buildings by 10% to 20%. “The added cost is about 100 to 200 yuan per square meter. For a typical 300-square-meter, two-story home, the additional cost is about 60,000 yuan. The construction cost is only a part of the total cost of construction and ownership. Since EPS houses With higher energy efficiency, heating and cooling equipment costs less than brick buildings. The additional costs and long-term benefits of EPS construction will remain.
3. Can withstand natural disasters
In addition to energy efficiency, EPS also provides disaster-resilient buildings that are more resistant to severe weather events such as hurricanes and floods than brick-concrete buildings.