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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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

February 26, 2010 | Leave a response

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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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?

January 29, 2010 | Leave a response

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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Leaks EIFS’ arch nemesis

January 15, 2010 | Leave a response

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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Some extra tidbits about EIFS

January 8, 2010 | Leave a response

Some extra tidbits about EIFS Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are a wall cladding system. Like any construction material that is used outdoors or on the exterior of a building, Ontario climates create a few extra precautions necessary to take during winter installation. Few other climates ...

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