All posts tagged synthetic stucco

Increase EIFS Durability with High Impact Mesh

Insulating your home with EIFS is a huge investment in not only the comfort of your home, but the value of it. The comfort of not having drafty rooms that you or your children have to sleep in can’t be measured in dollars. In measurable terms of value however, the insulation that is added reduces […]

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 […]

Stucco / EIFS Leaky Window Protection

Although Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS – Synthetic Stucco) has bared the brunt of the “leaky window” negative publicity, it is nevertheless a problem that affects all sidings. The problem lies primarily with poor practices regarding the sealing of window frames and tie-ins with the weather barrier. Sto Corp (an EIFS manufacturer) has put out […]

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 […]

Apartment Building Stucco Renovation With Plaston

Driving through Ottawa, I suddenly noticed a high rise apartment building that looked to be under construction. It had the green tarps up you see with stucco / masonry products and there was EIFS everywhere. My first thoughts were “oh no, another building from the 80’s that they are repairing because of faulty installation”. Then […]

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