EIFS is an acronym for exterior insulation finish system that is yet another method for finishing the exterior of a new residential home or a commercial building.

EIFS System

Unlike most exterior siding products EIFS provides a stucco like appearance along with superior thermal performance further insulating your new home.  The application of EIFS over the top of the exterior sheathing is done in multiple processes in order to achieve an underlying barrier which prevents water from penetrating the substrate plus achieving a high performance top coat that will remain beautiful for years to come.

The application process starts with a liquid water resistive barrier applied to the entire surface behind the areas that will be finished.  Next the installation provides for a drainage plane which is created allowing water that would get behind the finished product to drain out keeping the substrate dry.  Then over the top of the drainage plane a layer of foam is mechanically fastened or with adhesive glued in place, to which then mesh is applied.  This mesh provides a surface for the water resistive base coat to adhere to and serves as the weather barrier.  The final coat is a colored layer of acrylic polymer which is troweled creating the unique and beautiful final coat. 

If you are looking for a home exterior option that is truly energy efficient and stunning, EIFS could be your solution.

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