EIFS, Exterior Insulation and Finish System, is a cladding technique designed to protect and insulate buildings while reducing energy costs. Though a very specific layering process, starting inside the building and extending to the outer wall, the EIFS process insulates while preventing moisture build-up within the system.
In 1963, Stotmeister & Company, later known as STO™ CORP, created an acrylic-based wall system that can be applied as an insulating coating on building exteriors. The result was a more attractive exterior with dramatically improved energy efficiency. In those 53 years, Exterior Insulations and Finish Systems (EIFS) have evolved in a broad range of colors, textures, and energy-saving capabilities. EIFS may be applied to virtually any building to protect and improve the outer appearance and extend the structure’s useful life while reducing energy costs. (more…)
Buildings of every type are intended to provide essential shelter for everything within. Whether the structure is designed to protect people, animals, equipment, or products, roofing and walls should be able to resist rain, snow, wind, and other natural forces. And in most cases, the walls of buildings that house people and temperature or moisture-sensitive goods should have ample thermal retention and moisture resistant properties.(more…)
Have you considered how a drab appearance of your building can impact customer perception, resale value or both in Salt Lake City? Have you noticed your heating and cooling costs are rising, and some rooms tend to be drafty? Alternatively, are you experiencing moisture penetrating through your walls? Have you considered and EIFS finish coat? (more…)
EIFS, also known as Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, is an energy saving and durable cladding consisting of scientifically developed layers of materials that coordinate to restrict the transfer of energy and eliminate the accumulation of moisture. In reality, EIFS works as an overcoat for your home or business. (more…)
Although EIFS coating systems have been around for decades, the methods continue to improve. Originally developed in Europe, EIFS, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, has evolved into a perfect insulating, moisture resistant, and durable cladding for any structure.
An important supplier-partner of ProCoat Systems of Denver is STO Corp, the global leader in continuous insulation systems. These companies provide EIFS component materials including air and moisture barriers, backup wall systems, and StoTherm® ci continuous insulation systems to enhance energy efficiency.(more…)
Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is becoming an increasingly popular method of construction to create a beautiful, durable, and highly energy efficient cladding system for any building. EIFS have been around for years although improved techniques and design features have developed to make these even more efficient, long-lasting, and moisture resistant.(more…)
The newest versions of EIFS, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, are durable, attractive, and highly energy efficient. These characteristics are a result of a scientifically refined system of layered materials that restrict energy loss, eliminate moisture accumulation, and provide a beautiful and lasting exterior appearance. While each layer has an important function, the exterior surface is comprised of a stucco-like material that offers substantial practical and aesthetic value. (more…)
Many people view two entirely different cladding systems, stucco and EIFS, as the same. It is true that on the surface, these appear to be similar. But what is going on beneath the outer layer is the difference.
Stucco is a durable and attractive exterior coating for buildings and homes. The material may be applied over wood, steel, or masonry subsurfaces to provide an distinct and beautiful appearance. Stucco offers a truly classic look and requires very little maintenance. (more…)
In recent years, significant improvements have enhanced the performance of EIFS and eliminated all issues pertaining to moisture retention and durability. Advances have come from new techniques and the use of new technologies and materials. (more…)