EIFS tape is a self-adhesive membrane that is made from a rubberized asphalt that has been laminated to a polyester fabric. The fabric helps to strengthen , providing a stronger, more crack-resistant bond with most exterior coatings to provide a self-sealing, waterproofing layer. It is primarily used around windows and doors, taping panel seams and [...]
Source: http://www.scottshepard.net/remaxil/modules/agent/agent.asp?p=pagecontent.asp&nav=1&pid=42&acc=89890 It’s ironic this guy’s last name is Shepard, because he’s leading his clients astray. Even today, uninformed real estate agents, building inspectors and many others are posting and re-posting false information about EIFS. I just need to address a few of the issues with this article: 1) In 1994, moisture damage to the [...]
Hardie Board is a product similar to EIFS that has quickly gained popular in the states and is on is making it’s way into the Canadian market. With great reviews and a high ROI (Remodeling Magazine), Hardie Board seems like a great siding for many who need not worry about insulating value. Unfortunately, it didn’t [...]
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.