EIFS installation process
An overview of the Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS installation process
Exterior Insulation and Finish System / EIFS installation process is as follows:
- Determining which moisture barrier product to use
- Apply eps foam to sub-straight.
- Prep eps foam.
- Embed fiber glass cloth in 1/8 inch thick alpha base coat.
- Apply 100% acrylic polymer finish coat over alpha base coat.
EIFS (Exterior insulation and Finish Systems) also known as synthetic stucco.
That was a quick overview of the EIFS process
Kick out flashing is a very important part of the EIFS install that seems to be over looked by contractors. We have an article explaining kick out flashing including what it is used for and how it should be installed.
Another important aspect of an EIFS installation is a water drainage system which we have covered in depth for you in a separate article as well. The Water Drainage System is very important to get right because if you don’t the substrate of the structure could be damaged if it is not used. We have taken the Water Management System on huge step further with our Water Prevention System.