EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation and Finish System. It is also known as synthetic stucco or Dryvit. EIFS is composed of foam insulation, fiberglass mesh, a primer base coat, and a colored acrylic finish. With professional EIFS installation, it can remain beautiful for many years.
EIFS is a synthetic form of stucco. It's cheaper and easier to install than traditional stucco. The design options with EIFS are virtually unlimited, while the design options are limited with stucco. Although stucco is stronger, it is more complicated and time-consuming to install.
EIFS can be used on almost any building or home. It is a low-cost option for durable siding that adds insulation and style to pre-existing or new structures.
EIFS is not sold in retail stores and should only be installed by experienced professionals. Proper EIFS installation is crucial to the longevity of the system and the warranty.
Most insurance companies will pay for EIFS repairs. However, it does depend on the details of your plan.
If your EIFS has been properly and professionally installed, there is little EIFS maintenance necessary. However, you may need to clean and possibly paint it every couple of years. Download our EIFS maintenance module today for a complete guide to caring for your EIFS.
A warranty on completed projects is provided by the manufacturer. Check out our warranty guide today!