EIFS SYSTEMS / DRYVIT
An External Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is simply a revolutionary siding system that offers you flexibility of design, easy installation, and thermal efficiency. Polystyrene foam board is mechanically anchored directly to your existing substrate, regardless of type. Thermal R-Value can be increased by specifying the thickness of the foam board applied; from one-half inch to custom thickness above two inches. The foam board is rasped for a smooth, flush and uniform finish and base coated with an acrylic base coat, reinforced with nylon mesh. This basecoat with mesh embedded provides for a strong and impenetrable outer structure against the existing wall. After the basecoat has cured, a specialized finish coating is applied to the substrate. Finishes come in various long lasting colors and textures which are remarkably dirt and pollution resistant. Within this basic application, there are numerous custom features, including the use of cement board, or Dens-Glass; both rated fire, smoke and moisture resistant; instead of or before the installation of foam board, custom arches, and decorative corner and window molding. Structures originally built using EIFS are easily repaired and can be recoated using Elastomeric waterproofing coatings.