One of the more attractive features of stucco (for the sake of convention, we will refer to EIFS [What is EIFS] as”stucco) is the nearly limitless capability to shape and design the product to achieve the result you have in mind. Whether you are trying to imitate brick, precast or just trying to modernize the [...]
The results of a Phase II U.S Depart of Energy study on EIFS (synthetic stucco) have been provided, and confirm what building professionals have known for years: EIFS insulates walls and manages moisture better than alternative building products including hardiboard, brick and (traditional) stucco. The study was done over the course of 3 years in [...]
On renovations and other non-new construction, the potential for hidden problems (read: costs) is always there. This holds particularly true in renovating your siding, where you never know what condition your sustrate is in. Does this mean you should avoid the issue altogether? No. As they say in sales: Kill the monster while it’s small, before it has the chance to become full grown.