Why EIFS are not a do-it-yourself project

May 22, 2010 | Leave a response

Why EIFS are not a do-it-yourself project In the mid-1990s, Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems were frequently in the news because of significant moisture-related issues that were affecting homes in the United States. While these issues were primarily concentrated in North Carolina, EIFS other areas and ...

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EIFS and Flashing

May 15, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS and Flashing Flashings aren't an Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems component, nor are they made by the same manufacturer, but they are an essential part of many EIFS walls, especially where the EIFS meets other installations like windows and doors. Flashings are necessary to redirect ...

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EIFS – A few reminders

May 10, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - A few reminders There is a lot of information, tips and tricks available for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems. There are also quite a few of these tidbits that are worth repeating. Mixing manufacturers EIFS is composed of different materials that are sold by ...

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Can EIFS be used on chimneys?

April 2, 2010 | Leave a response

Can EIFS be used on chimneys? If an entire home is clad with Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems, it's a possibility that it might be aesthetically optimal for the chimney to be clad with EIFS too. Risk of fire There are two large concerns with regards ...

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Applications EIFS are not well suited for

March 12, 2010 | Leave a response

Applications EIFS are not well suited for As with any construction material, Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems may find themselves being used in ways they weren't meant for, either improperly installed or in completely inappropriate situations. Even the most knowledgeable or skilled craftsman may not be ...

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What makes EIFS with drainage effective

March 5, 2010 | Leave a response

What makes EIFS with drainage effective EIFS with drainage has been available since the 1990s in North America. In southern Ontario, some townships require that EIFS with drainage is used, such as Richmond Hill, Oakville and Burlington. Other areas like Toronto have no such requirements ...

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EIFS and foam shapes

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EIFS and foam shapes Foam shapes are frequently incorporated into applications of Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems. Foam shapes can even be applied on buildings that don't use EIFS at all. The foam shapes are generally added for aesthetic or architectural reasons, to enhance or accent ...

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