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The Value of EIFS Exterior Insulation

ProCoat - November 27, 2017

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EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) has been around for decades. During that time, the methods and materials have evolved into a state-of-the-art cladding system that is growing in popularity worldwide. The system consists of scientifically designed layers that coordinate to minimize energy loss while resisting moisture absorption. EIFS claddings create an energy-efficient and durable structure that reduces long-term operating costs while providing an attractive exterior appearance. (more…)




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Protecting Stucco and EIFS from Rain Damage

ProCoat - November 20, 2017

stucco and eifs

Rain and moisture accumulation can create serious problems for any building cladding. With improperly applied stucco or EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems), water that finds its way under the exterior surfaces and remains can cause mold development, deterioration, or excessive cracking if the material remains damp for an extended period. (more…)




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Is Your EIFS or Stucco Cracking?

ProCoat - November 13, 2017

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While EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) exterior cladding and stucco may have a very similar appearance, the composition of these is different. The EIFS cladding, with several insulating and moisture-draining layers beneath, consists of polymeric-bonded aggregate and reinforced cement. Stucco, on the other hand, is a centuries-old material made from Portland cement and lime bonded with sand and water. (more…)




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Effects of Climate on EIFS Exterior Finishes

ProCoat - November 6, 2017

 

EIFS exterior finishes

Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, popularly known as “EIFS”, is an exterior building cladding system designed decades ago to provide energy efficiency with integrated layers of various composite materials. Designed to act as a winter coat for any structure, the EIFS system is more than a simple exterior layer intended to add aesthetic value and protection. (more…)




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