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.
A joint's ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
Solving the issue of leaks and EIFS with primers
A situation arising in which the Exterior Insulation Finishing System is actually leaking itself is very rare. Leaks or moisture intrusion are usually due to other issues like weak joints, improper installation below and near grade ...Continue Reading
Impact resistance of EIFS walls
Building and home walls generally do not require much impact resistance. There are few situations where an object is actually going to hurl itself at an exterior wall with enough force to damage it.
That said, it can still happen ...Continue Reading
EIFS: The legal fine print, or covering your own...
Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems are a great product, and if this wasn’t common knowledge throughout the industry, it would not be so widely used if all EIFS brought to those who installed EIFS were headaches, frustration ...Continue Reading
Aesthetic Problems with EIFS
Sometimes, your kids will decide to wait until the new Exterior Insulation Finishing System is freshly clad before carelessly shooting an official NHL hockey puck directly at it, leaving a dent. The EIFS is then patched up and back to full-strength, ...Continue Reading
Ontario bird species might like EIFS as much as you do
Some bird species seem to have a blast digging up Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems and taking residence in them. The EIFS provides them with a warm, soft home to live and set up shop ...Continue Reading
In case of fire: Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems in Ontario
Some types of buildings, especially public buildings such as hospitals, schools or corporate offices, require more fire proofing than normal within the building envelope. Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems do not offer additional fire proofing, however ...Continue Reading
The installation of EIFS near grade
Damaging problems can arise when EIFS are installed below grade, or below the ground, but what about when they're only installed near grade? Buildings tend to begin at the ground, and therefore the EIFS might too, depending on design ...Continue Reading
Expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) has melting point of 165°F, or about 73°C. When the foam melts, it may not necessarily liquify (although if faced with direct heat like that of a fire it will), but it tends to shrink, which will cause it to ...Continue Reading