Siding is one of your home’s first lines of defense against the outside elements, and you want to ensure that nothing can get through the barrier it provides. Stucco siding not only offers a unique, aesthetically appealing look to a home, but it is durable and weather-resistant. When you choose stucco for your home, a unique layer can be added underneath it to protect against moisture and increase your home’s energy efficiency. Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company can install exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS) underneath stucco, giving you a barrier of added protection to your home.
EIFS Works with Your Stucco
Some homeowners and builders prefer that the stucco contractor include EIFS construction cladding in the traditional stucco process. This means that synthetic material is added for an extra layer of protection beneath the natural resources blended to create stucco. In other words, a water-resistant barrier will be connected to an insulation board, creating a drainage plane before the stucco is applied. EIFS cladding demonstrates effective moisture and thermal control compared to other materials, like brick and siding.
The Two Main Benefits of EIFS
There are several benefits to including EIFS in a stucco finish, but let’s focus on two of the main advantages. EIFS cladding will help you achieve better insulation and energy efficiency in your home. This layer will provide perpetual insulation for your house, which will help to reduce your heating and cooling costs. It will also create a weather-resistant barrier against rain, wind, and UV rays, protecting your home from moisture getting through.
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You can trust the trained professionals at Worldgate Plaster & Stucco to expertly apply, maintain, repair, and inspect the stucco and EIFS on your home’s exterior. We will come to your home with 45 years of experience and can even correct the past mistakes of other contractors. Contact us today at (703) 283-6886 for a free estimate. We serve residents in Northern Virginia and nearby areas, including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.