Attaching components to EIFS

February 12, 2010 | Leave a response

Attaching components to EIFS Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems are not supporting materials. Yes, they are effectively resistant and can withstand the elements, some inclement weather as well as wind and rain, but they are not designed to have things hanging off of them or nailed ...

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Flat, flatter and flattest EIFS wall flatness

February 5, 2010 | Leave a response

Flat, flatter and flattest EIFS wall flatness Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are composed of several different layers and as such, some of the cementitious layers, including the finished top coat, are applied fully by hand. Even though EIFS' construction allows for a nearly perfect and ...

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Is EIFS impact-resistant?

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Is EIFS impact-resistant? Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are relatively lightweight and mostly composed of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, which when hit with direct impact, can give way to punctures or dents. This isn't to say EIFS is a weak material, as it can resist inclement ...

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It’s all in the details – EIFS

January 22, 2010 | Leave a response

It’s all in the details - EIFS Often when the subject of leaks is brought up in relation to EIFS, it's noted that the leaks are rarely if ever emanating from the EIFS itself, but more likely caused by improper application, installation or from finishing ...

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Water resistive barriers and drainage EIFS

January 15, 2010 | Leave a response

Water resistive barriers and drainage EIFS Often building codes may specify that for whatever reason, drainage Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems must be used, especially is the substrate is vulnerable to moisture. This will often necessitate a protective coating between the EIFS drainage components and the ...

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Leaks EIFS’ arch nemesis

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Leaks EIFS’ arch nemesis The threat of leaks might seemingly be the greatest downfall of Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems. The most unfortunate aspect of this notion is that in most cases, the EIFS itself is not the problem. There are many underlying causes that could ...

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