You may understand that stucco is a durable, resilient, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing home exterior option. But, do you know what EIFS is? Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Company installs, inspects, and repairs exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFS) and interior plaster in homes. Here we will discuss what EIFS is and why you want it as an extra layer of protection for your home.
The Difference between Stucco & EIFS
Exterior insulation finishing systems or EIFS, as they are called, provide a unique layer under your stucco that creates an insulated barrier which protects against moisture, and it is energy efficient. Basically, the substrate is layered with a water-resistant barrier. Adhesive or fasteners connect the barrier to the insulation board and create a drainage plane between the layers. Varying types of mesh can then be used to fasten it to the insulation board, and then stucco is applied.
Why Do You Need EIFS?
EIFS claddings are well-researched in the construction industry. They demonstrate impressive performance in moisture and thermal control compared to other materials, such as brick and siding. In fact, A study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy determined it outperformed other exterior materials in overall insulating ability and moisture resistance. They also substantially limit the use of fossil fuels, and proactively implement energy and environmental design.
Choose Stucco & EIFS For Your Home
Worldgate Plaster and Stucco has over 45 years of experience in the construction industry, and our expertise lies in stucco, EIFS, and plaster. EFIS is a great option for your home since it provides an additional barrier that protects against water intrusion, and can make the dream of stucco an achievable one for those living in climates with more precipitation. Contact us today at (703) 283-6886 to learn more about us or to request a free estimate. We serve Northern Virginia and nearby areas, including Fairfax, Montgomery, Loudoun, Arlington, and Prince William Counties.