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Do It Yourself EIFS Installation

As a precursor to this article I’ll say this: While it may seem like a good, money saving idea to install the EIFS yourself, it’s very technical work that even the skilled tradesmen run into problems with at times, so don’t do it yourself. Paying a professional contractor to install it will always prove to […]

What Are Geometrically Defined Insulation Boards?

A relatively new modification to modern Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS, or “Synthetic Stucco”) are what is called (geek alert) Geometrically Defined Insulation Boards. What exactly does that mean? It’s a complex way of saying insulation with grooves cut into the back. The purpose of the grooves is to provide a way for water to […]

What is Mineral Wool Insulation?

Mineral wool insulation is typically used on projects where there are non-combustibility requirements by code. Used in EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems) in lieu of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) for the fire-rating, it is more difficult to work with because of it’s spongey nature, and tends to require additional materials as well as time. The most […]

EIFS/Stucco On ICF

With rising concerns over global warming and energy efficiency, construction materials like EIFS (“stucco”) and ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) have become increasingly popular. Both incorporate varying thicknesses of insulation to decrease the amount of heat lost (during the winter) or gained (during the summer), thereby lowering the amount of heat that needs to be generated/removed. […]

Stucco Insulation Materials: What Are Your Options?

There are a variety of different types of insulation boards that can be used as the insulation in EIFS. By far the most common exterior toronto insulation is Type-I (1) EPS (Expanded PolyStyrene). This is the white insulation boards you typically see being installed, as well as what is found at hardware stores such as […]

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