What does a downturned economy mean for EIFS
It's not news to anyone that in recent times the economy has been quite volatile. Many people have lost their jobs, those who never had to before are budgeting their finances, industries are failing, and nearly all ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
Water Vapour and EIFS in Ontario
per·me·a·ble [pur-mee-uh-buh l]
adj. That can be permeated or penetrated, especially by liquids or gases: permeable membranes; rock that is permeable by water.
Permeability, with regards to Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems, refers to the ability of water vapour to ...Continue Reading