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Typical Two-Story Home with Basement

A-One

Wood Frame

Concrete Block

Average heating & cooling costs compared to standard 2”x6” framing

50%- 75% savings

No added savings

30% loss

Insulation (R value) from typical thermographic tests

R-28 to   R-32

R-3 to   R-14

R-2 to R-8

Savings on heating and air conditioning systems

As much as 50%

No added savings

No added savings

Resistance to sustained winds greater than 160 m.p.h.

Standard design

Special design

Special design

Resistance to fire and flame

Excellent

Poor

Excellent

Sound-proofing ability

Excellent

Poor

Good

Resistance to termites, rodents & rot

Excellent

Poor

Poor to good

Installation at temperatures down to 0 degrees F

Yes

No

No

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