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If your home has a stucco exterior, you may have a unique layer underneath known as an Exterior Insulation Finish System (EIFS). This essentially adds synthetic material to the traditional stucco process as an energy-efficient layer to protect against moisture and allow for better drainage. Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company is a leading expert in the application of stucco and EIFS cladding and offers 45 years’ worth of experience and quality craftsmanship. Let us review three best practices for maintaining your EIFS exterior to keep your home looking nice.

EIFS Maintenance and Repair

1. Moisture Prevention

To protect your home’s exterior from moisture damage, ensure your gutters are cleaned out regularly. If clogs form in either your gutters or downspouts from accumulated debris, they won’t be able to divert water away from your home. You want to ensure water is not pooling against the surface of your stucco and EIFS walls.

2. Regular Inspections 

You should regularly assess the exterior of your home for signs of damage, such as cracks and water stains. If you note any concerns, you may need a certified stucco and EIFS inspection. The professionals at Worldgate PLaster & Stucco Company are qualified to perform the inspection your home requires and provide any maintenance or repairs. We can identify issues early and recommend an appropriate solution.

3. Professional Repairs 

Stucco and EIFS repairs should not be entrusted to a handyman. They don’t have to be costly, but they need to be completed correctly. Working with these materials is a science that requires exact measurements based on the desired color and texture and the climate. If they are not mixed or applied properly, you could end up requiring even more extensive repairs.

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At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco, we understand how to preserve the beauty and enhance the performance of your stucco and EIFS. If you are proactive with the care of your home, enlisting the help of professionals, you will enjoy your finish for years to come. Contact us today at (703) 283-6886 to receive a free estimate for any of our skilled services. We serve residents in Northern Virginia and nearby areas, including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.