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Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are a synthetic building cladding that looks like traditional cement stucco. EIFS was introduced to the United States market in 1969, and became one of the mostly widely installed exterior surfaces during that period. With time, however, customers began to recognize the now well-known severe risks associated with EIFS, including wood rot, water infiltration, mold and other structural decay.
Although installation standards were eventually amended to prevent these problems, older buildings throughout the United States still have original EIFS cladding and remain at risk for significant property damage. If you have EIFS installed on your home, we recommend seriously considering EIFS removal before structural problems either arise or worsen.
What is EIFS?
EIFS is an insulating, ornamental, and protective finish system for exterior walls that can be installed on virtually any type of residential or commercial construction. Although EIFS presents the image of traditional stucco, it is essentially a multi-layered wall system that contains separate elements including the insulation board (foam), a reinforcing fiber mesh, base coating, and a finish coating. EIFS became very popular due to its low cost, design flexibility and ease of installation.
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