Synthetic stucco, also known as exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), can be finicky. As with any siding system on your home, its purpose is to protect your home from moisture. So if you face water damage, the system becomes compromised. However, full remediation can be expensive, costing both time and money. Today, we'll talk about EIFS water damage, and when you need to consider remediation. Causes of EIFS Water Damage In order to determine whether or not you need remediation, we first need to consider … [Read more...] about EIFS Water Damage: When It’s Time for Remediation
EIFS, or exterior insulation finishing system, is an exterior cladding system that was marketed as a stucco alternative when it gained popularity in the 70s and 80s. Like stucco, however, it was discovered that many homes with EIFS were not equipped with the proper drainage systems. Additionally, this resulted in catastrophic underlying damage beneath the surface of the siding. Since the underlying damage on EIFS homes can be so extensive, EIFS replacement alone is likely not enough to solve underlying issues. Most … [Read more...] about EIFS Replacement: Understanding Underlying Damage
Homes across the country have been using stucco as an exterior option for decades. It is a great alternative to siding, stone, and brick. For quite a long time, stucco was just stucco. There was no alternative to traditional stucco. Then, in the 1960s, synthetic stucco hit the market in the US, after coming from Europe. Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS stucco, quickly became popular and looked similar to traditional stucco. So, what is EIFS stucco? What is EIFS Stucco? For starters, let's define what EIFS … [Read more...] about What is EIFS Stucco?