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The articles are intended to be a summary of modern Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS, or “Synthetic Stucco”) and issues relating to EIFS. The information is provided at no cost to help raise awareness of the potential for EIFS as a beautiful, safe cladding.

Beginner articles for those who are new to EIFS or “Synthetic Stucco”. Contains general information relating to EIFS such as what it is made of and why it is the #1 cladding.

Intermediate articles for those who have a basic understanding of EIFS or “Synthetic Stucco”. Contains more specific information such as a basic overview of critical elements (flashing, caulking, appropriate substrates) and special considerations when planning EIFS (other renovations, what to look for in an applicator/contractor).

Advanced articles for those interested in the technical details of EIFS or “Synthetic Stucco”. Contains information and technical details only really needed for supervising applicators/contractors, minimum requirements and best practices on EIFS and installation details. Disclaimer: Articles are for entertainment purposes only. No warranty or guarantee is implied as to the accuracy of the information. You should always consult with your EIFS distributor for their guidelines.

News Articles are news publications from all corners of the EIFS industry.

Hall Of Shame is a collection of pictures and stories of improper installations and their resulting problems.

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