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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
While curb appeal and durability are desirable attributes of any structure, homeowners and commercial building managers also look for comfort, energy efficiency, and low-cost maintenance. Various exterior claddings suit particular aesthetic tastes, yet one finish stands out as the most durable and energy efficient of all. (more…)
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…)
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…)