By discovering the benefits of building with Concrete Block, you'll quickly find the answer is obvious - Block is better for your new home. Your new home is most likely your biggest investment and your pride and joy. With advantages like durability, energy efficiency, resistance to mold, storms, fire and termites - life is simply better with block.
Concrete Block is one of the most durable materials available for new home construction - it does not rot, rust or warp. Block is extremely popular in Florida, where moisture and heat can wreak havoc on homes constructed of less sturdy materials. Building with Block can dramatically reduce maintenance and upkeep costs.
Concrete Block is more solid than other materials, and lets in 66% less exterior noise than a wood frame home. Remember, most brick or stucco homes are built over a wood frame that is much less desirable than Concrete Block construction. Concrete Block's "thermal mass" allows the blocks to hold in heat longer in the Winter and keep cool air inside longer in the Summer. A Concrete Block home is more air tight, reducing "leaks" and often requiring less insulation. Since wall leaks can account for up to a staggering 39% energy loss, Concrete Block walls mean significant energy savings regardless of the season, and interior temperatures and energy bills remain much more pleasant.
Concrete Block construction puts eight inches of concrete defense between you and the elements, giving you a peaceful feeling of security especially here in Florida. Concrete Block does not burn - it is naturally non-combustable, which gives each homeowner lower fire insurance rates. Termites do $500 million of damage annually in Florida. Wood frame homes including "brick over frame" and "stucco over frame" are often targets for termites, but Concrete Block is no home for these destructive pests. This added protection from termites is inherent with Concrete Block.
Magnolia Homes is the Premier Concrete Block Builder in Jacksonville.