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Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) Stucco Winnipeg
EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finishing System, and is the more technical term for acrylic or synthetic stucco. To function properly, EIFS has to be designed and installed together as one system by trained professionals, and consists of several layers.
What is eifs stucco
EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finishing System, and is the more technical term for acrylic or synthetic stucco. To function properly, EIFS has to be designed and installed together as one system by trained professionals, and consists of several layers. EIFS’ have a range of installation methods and these are not all interchangeable.
The current and predominant method of installation is EIFS with drainage. As you may have guessed, this method reduces moisture before it can enter the wall and cause damage.
EIFS is one of the best-rated cladding methods on the market today for both moisture control and insulation, fantastic for Manitoba Climate.
While EIFS is commonly called acrylic stucco, it is in fact, not stucco at all! Traditional stucco is a specific combination of cement, sand, line, and water. EIFS is synthetic and made of acrylic-polymers. EIFS is considered the “new” stucco and is often used to modify existing cement stucco finishes and making it more flexible.
THE 6 COMPONENTS OF EIFS:
- A sound proofing boundary, which covers over the substrate.
- A drainage plane between the external barrier and insulation board.
- An insulation board made of expanded polystyrene and secured with an adhesive.
- Reinforcing mesh layer made from glass-fiber embedded into the base coat.
- A sound proofing base coat on top of the insulation acting as a weather barrier.
- A crack-resistant and colored finishing coat of acrylic-polymer.
WHY EIFS STUCCO?
EIFS is in full compliance with most modern building codes. It places an emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation due in large part to its seamless and continuous façade. You will feel good about the environment and good about your home's high level of insulation. EIFS has a high R-Value or thermal resistance, which increases its insulation factor more than its traditional stucco counterpart. Traditional stucco is cement based and does not have an “R” rating as it lacks this high insulation factor.
Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems are known for being extremely crack-resistant, durable, impact-resistant, and come with an almost unlimited color choice. All EIFS manufacturers must have their product pass major fire resistance and fire spread tests, and it is deemed one of the safest finishes.
The bottom line? An EIFS system is a great choice for your home’s finish.
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