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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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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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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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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Water and EIFS Water Vapour

January 1, 2010 | Leave a response

Water and EIFS Water Vapour Water and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems have a tumultuous relationship, one that is very much responsible for bringing an unfairly deserved reputation and a plethora of bad press to EIFS. Most of this concern is centered around water in its ...

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The ins and outs of EIFS joint placement

December 18, 2009 | Leave a response

The ins and outs of EIFS joint placement Joints serve as an interface between components and are used in Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems between EIFS where it is laid adjacent to more EIFS, as well as where EIFS meets other materials. Joint purposes A joint's ...

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The component that makes EIFS the foam

December 4, 2009 | Leave a response

The component that makes EIFS the foam One major material that makes Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems different from all other wall cladding systems is the insulating foam. In fact, the foam is what makes it an EIFS, and without it it would be merely a ...

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