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EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems or Outsulation.
The product is also called synthetic stucco, and refers to a
multi-layered exterior finish that's been used in European stucco
construction since shortly after World War II, when contractors
found it to be a good repair choice for buildings damaged during
the war. The majority of repairs to European buildings were to
structures constructed of stone, concrete, brick, or other similar,
can reduce air infiltration by as much as 52% compared to conventional
stucco, standard brick or wood
adds to the "R-value" of a building (R-value is the
measurement of the resistance to heat flow); the higher the
R-value number the better the insulating value. Most EIFS use
board with an R-value, R-4.0 + R - 5.9 per inch. When the EIFS
insulation board is combined with the standard wall equity
insulation, it raises the R-value of the wall insulation from
R-11 to R-18
elegant look of EIFS resembles traditional stucco, but EIFS
are far more versatile then masonry stucco because
a limitless number of colors and a wide variety of design
textures. Special accents or trim (keystones, arches, quoins
are just a few examples of the flexible design capabilities
that are usually cost prohibitive using conventional stucco
are three layers to EIFS
Inner Layer - Foam insulation board that's secured to the exterior
wall surface, often with adhesive.
Middle Layer - A polymer and cement base coat that's applied
to the top of the insulation,
then reinforced with glass
Exterior Layer - A textured finish coat.