EIFS is the acronym for Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems
Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) is a non-load bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.
– A water-resistive barrier (WRB) that covers the substrate
– An insulation board, made from expanded ploystyrene (EPS) foam, is attached to the substrate either with an adhesive or mechanically
– A water resistant base coat is applied on top of the EPS Foam.
– A fiber glass reinforcing mesh is embedded into the base coat
– A crack resistant acrylic finish coat in the specified colour and texture by the customer is applied over the base coat
Yes, most EIFS houses can be painted over with acrylic house paint as the finish coat is made of pure acrylic. However, some finish coats may have additives that make it difficult to paint as the paint might not effectively stick to it. It’s best to contact the manufacturer of your finish coat or your contractor to get a better idea of what works and what doesn’t
An expert in the field and quality materials can make EIFS last the life time of a building with the proper maintenance! The first EIFS installations were done in the late 1960’s and most are still in service today.
Unless you’re a professional, it’s highly advised to hire an EIFS contractor. A reputable contractor will have all the necessary tools, materials, insurance and warranty that can actually save you more money than if you were to take on the job yourself. You might even damage the EIFS further, which can be very costly.
Stucco or EIFS can come with a number of benefits such as being fire resistant, creating an energy efficient home, aesthetically pleasing, creating a sound proof barrier and even increase the value of your home!
At Uygur Stucco, starting a stucco or EIFS installation is easy and hassle free. Everything starts by visitng the project sire and determining the size of the project, what the customers needs are in terms of the design/colour and their budget. We then provide you with a free estimate that outlines all the costs associated with the installation. After all the paper work is done, we start working right away and with 100% commitment to you. We are confident in the work we do and you can be sure you’ll have our ongoing support even after the project is finished. Contact us to get your free quote today!
The duration of a project heavily relies on the size of the project. A typicall stucco or EIFS installation can take anywhere from a week to a couple of months to install
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