The EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) Repair Show
Watch all the EIFS repair shows. Including all our EIFS, Dryvit, Synthetic Stucco How to’s. We will be discussing everything from how to repair EIFS to what tools to buy to what materials work and what materials to stay away from. We will even do a few episodes on the EIFS water management System and how to avoid any moisture drainage problems.
Exterior Insulation and Finish System Installation Process
Determining what moisture barrier product to use
There are several moisture barrier products out there these days and determining which one to use has a lot to do with what type of EIFS application you are going to be using. Are you going to be applying over OSB, Brick, a Block wall. The budget can also a determining factor. There are two good products which are; a rolled on air and moisture barrier and a wrap. The wrap is known as StuccoWrap® which is a lot like traditional Tyvek® , but it has ridges in it to help drain moisture. And the rolled application which all manufacturers have a version of. I personal like to use Senergy’s Senerg-Shield-R® version of the product. Either way you go they both work great. It is mandatory that you use Stucco Flashing Tape around the windows and doors. Stucco tape is a moisture barrier tape that is a rubberized asphalt membrane and it’s top layer is polyester which Alpha Base Coat adheres to very well.
EIFS Repair ‘Tip Of The Day’ for 3-23-2011 – How to match the color of an EIFS repair
One of the hardest things with doing an EIFS repair is matching the color. As I have said in previous posts it is best to go coast-to-coast with all your patches. But, even then it is imperative that the new patches color matches with the rest of the building. The best way to insure your patch is going to match the existing building is to cut a 3 ich by 3 inch square from the damaged area. I know that sounds bad to make the patch even bigger, but it is by far, the best way to make sure it is going to match. Even if you have the color code from the customer, that does not mean it is not going to be an exact match. The building has been done for some time, and the weather and other environmental conditions have faded the color to some degree. Having the exact color that went on the building, and from what manufacturer is a great plus, and gives you a good place to start with the color, but some tweaking is going to be in order. Hopefully your local material house has a good color guy on staff. I usually spend a an hour or so with him getting the color exact.
The EIFS estimator has been featured on Brothersoft
The EIFS Estimator was release on April First and yes I know, but really it is no joke. The EIFS Estimator is really out and it works great there is no April fools here at all. It is already featured on one of the top download sites on the web – Brothersoft With more software download sites to pick it up soon. I have made the EIFS Estimator completely free to use. After all we are here to educate and help the EIFS Industry and I believe the EIFS estimator will help many home owners and contractors.
If you have an EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) project you need a quote for feel free to use the EIFS Estimator totally free.
The EIFS Estimator is used for bidding EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) also known as Synthetic Stucco or Dryvit. Dryvit is actually one of the main manufactures of the EIFS product they promoted them selfs so much a lot of people think the industry is called Dryvit much like Rollerblade did with inline skates. But in fact there are several big players now in the EIFS Industry as for manufactures of the product which includes Senergy, Sto, Master Wall are a few of the big ones in the Mid West and of course Dryvit.