EIFS - Edgewrapping and Backwrapping
Edge wrapping and back wrapping are two ways of terminating the edges of Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems. Edge wrapping and back wrapping both utilize the EIFS materials that are already on hand, instead of incorporating additional pieces like the use ...Continue Reading
EIFS on soffits and ceilings
EIFS has been intensively designed and developed for use on exterior vertical walls, but sometimes it finds itself being used in other ways, such as in soffit and ceiling applications outdoors. When used in this matter, the EIFS finds itself ...Continue Reading
EIFS - Flashing versus embedded trim
With regards to Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems, embedded trim is "embedded" or bonded into the coatings of EIFS, whereas flashing is a loose material that is placed against EIFS coatings.
In Europe, there are many manufacturers who produce numerous ...Continue Reading
EIFS - more on EPS
Exterior Insulation Finish Systems usually get their insulating properties from expanded polystyrene foam, or EPS. All of the components of EIFS are sold as a system and have been developed and designed for specific purposes. EPS is no different, although ...Continue Reading
EIFS - Floor line joints
A situation may arise where a designer, home or building owner doesn't want to use joints at floor lines for aesthetic reasons.
Some materials expand when faced with temperature variations, and wood is one of them. When two floors meet ...Continue Reading
EIFS - How much drainage is enough
Because Exterior Insulating Finish Systems originally surfaced as a barrier system, water-resistive barriers were not required to be used in conjunction with EIFS when it first burst onto the Canadian market. EIFS seemed to function just fine as ...Continue Reading