They say knowing is half the battle. EIFS renovations are complicated and expensive, even more so when you don’t do it right the first time. Investing a few hours in educating yourself about what you’re getting into can save you anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a minor problem, to tens of thousands of dollars for having to rip down improperly installed stucco and replacing it (as well as the walls behind it!). While hiring a professional project manager is the way to take care of your interests is the best way to go about doing an EIFS renovation, with a little educating you can save a lot of head and heart ache.
While the main site is being developed to connect home owners to stucco applicators, the blog contains articles of the most common questions, concerns and issues dealing with EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems, or Synthetic Stucco).
The articles are broken down into categories for all levels of people, from beginners with no understanding right through to experts needing a resource or refresher. You may also choose to keep abreast on new developments in the ever-expanding EIFS industry with our “News” section, or view some of the horror stories of installations gone wrong in our “Hall Of Shame”.
Select the articles you’re interested in from the categories up top.
Beginner and Intermediate articles provide a general knowledge of EIFS and generally how to avoid the pitfalls of a poor EIFS installation. The Advanced section is accessed through a subscription, and contains information, checklists and step-by-step instructions on hiring, scope of work and supervising applicators to ensure your walls are done correctly to reap the maximum possible return on your investment.