Consumers may know of the economic benefits that come from choosing concrete frames over steel. What they may not be aware of is that choosing concrete provides the benefit of comfort in several ways. Concrete frames and their components insulate structures, cutting back on drafts and keeping temperatures even. Occupants will be able to feel the difference, as well as see it in the form of lower heating and cooling costs.
Concrete also equals confidence. Wood-frame systems can be torn asunder and knocked over by inclement weather, whereas using concrete for structural support is more durable and less prone to being toppled.
Those who care about aesthetics can rest assured that concrete-frame structures can be disguised as easily as wood-frame buildings. Brick façades, stucco, lap siding, or other materials can be applied over concrete easily.