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Frequently Asked Questions / EIFS


We're looking to purchase an 11-year old home with an EIFS stucco exterior. We were told that the EFIS stucco has a life span of 20-25 years when well maintained and that the home would eventually need to be completely re-sided. Is this correct? Thank you.


What are EIFS?

EIFS, or Exterior Insultation and Finish Systems are wall systems made up of multiple layers that create excellent enegery efficiency.

EIFS layers consist of a substrate such as plywood, an adhesive, an insulation board, reinforcing mesh, base coat and a finishing coat.  This combination of elements acts like a thermal blanket for your home to provide insulation from the exterior to control the interior temperature.

EIFS have been used since the 1950's in both commercial and residential applications.  The finished look of EIFS is similar to stucco or stone and can be customized to satisfy your unique taste and style.

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