eifs article: EIFS Article - 01/30/08 05:33 AM
By Rob Santana The exterior insulation and finishing system has been around in Europe since the 1940's and first hit the United States in the late 1960's. When applied properly and on proper substrates, it is an attractive finishing system similar to stucco that also doubles as an insulation system. When not applied properly or when applied on inadequate substrates however, it can become a nightmare. Why? Well because EIFS is a system primarily made of styrofoam and cements. The problem is that if moisture gets in then it is difficult to get out especially if the system has no moisture … (0 comments)

eifs article: EIFS is best siding - 11/06/07 12:08 PM
Building Envelope Research/Testing: Government Study: EIFS Is Best Performing Wall System Government Study: EIFS Is “Best Performing Wall System”
SUMMARY: Oak Ridge National Labs states that EIFS are “best performing wall systems.” New research comparing both overall insulating ability and moisture resistance show EIFS with 4-inch foam insulation "outperformed" walls of brick, stucco, concrete block and cementious fiber board in moisture handling with "superior thermal performance."
ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2006 — EIFS “outperformed all other walls in terms of moisture while maintaining superior thermal performance."
That’s what the Oak Ridge National Laboratory said about walls made of EIFS, comparing them … (0 comments)

 

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