All posts tagged barrier eifs

Synthetic Stucco – Why Weeping Holes Are Important

Synthetic Stucco (actually known as EIFS) is a popular cladding among both commercial buildings and residential homes in Northern climates because of it’s superior ability to insulate a wall and manage moisture. The moisture management comes primarily from 2 important components of EIFS: The weather barrier (typically trowel-applied) that acts as a back-up defense against […]

The EIFS Lies Countinue

Source: 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 […]

Oregon’s Ban of Barrier EIFS

This isn’t new (it’s from 2007), but it is the first I have heard of it. The state of Oregon has banned the use of (barrier) Exterior Insulation Finish Systems as a building cladding. What I love is the fact that they SPECIFICALLY banned barrier EIFS, not dual-barrier/drainage. They even explain it a little bit […]

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