How to repair EIFS

How to Repair EIFS

Best practices on how to repair EIFS

Repairing EIFS for the most part should be left to the professionals, but as it would have it the professionals that are actually willing to do EIFS repairs or know how to repair EIFS are far and few between. For that reason we have designed the original EIFS Repair Kit and supply instructions on how to get your repair done like a pro. The kit How to repair EIFScomes with everything you will need to complete a few small repairs. When working with Synthetic Stucco it is important to have patience. It takes some time to get it just right. I would start with a repair that is not out in plane sight. You may want to start with a patch behind a tree or something. You are not going to do a perfect looking patch the very first time. It may take a time or two to get good at it. The kit comes with all the materials you will need and a few tools. What type of repairs should you try to do yourself? The best idea is to stay to the small repairs anything to big should be felt for a pro. I would think bird holes, minor cracks, minor flaking and minor hail damage are good examples of repairs you might take on yourself. If you are planing on doing a Synthetic Stucco repair yourself the best place to start is by purchasing the kit. I would recommend reading all the instruction before attempting to do the repair. After you have read all the instructions bring the quick reference guide with you when doing the repair. The process is done one step at a time so it is pretty easy to stay focused on what you are doing and not get overwhelmed.

 

How to repair EIFS

EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book (EIFS Repair A Comprehensive Guide) is a great deal.

Your are purchasing the original EIFS Repair Kit bundled with EIFS Repair – A Comprehensive Guide, the book by Corey Turcotte. Bought separately $318.99 bundled pay only $299.99.

EIFS Repair KitEIFS Repair Kit: The kit includes 4.5 lbs of our specially blended fiber glass based EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) material, mix container, stir paddletrowelfloat, gloves, paint brush, razor knife, foam, fiberglass mesh, AR glass fibers, 3.5 lbs. Fine Finish, 3.5lbs. Medium Finish, 3.5lbs.Coarse Finish, install instructions, and a  helpful DVD to watch before doing your repair. You will have enough material to cover approximately 5 Sq. Ft. of EIFS repairs. Patching your EIFS has never been easier with the new EIFS Repair Kit.

EIFS Repair A Comprehensive Guide BookEIFS Repair – A Comprehensive Guide, the book. If you are a home or business owner that has EIFS cladding this book is a must read for you. Even if you are not the ‘do it yourself-er’ this book will give you insight into the EIFS process and give you much needed tips and information on EIFS maintenance to prolong your EIFS cladding.

 

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Note: The DIY EIFS Repair kit works with all brands of EIFS / Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, etc.

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EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish

Purchase The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish here

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish Comes with Coarse Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

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Note: The DIY EIFS Repair kit works with all brands of EIFS / Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, etc.

EIFS Repair Texture Chart

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EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish

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The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish Comes with Medium Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

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EIFS Repair Kit Pro

EIFS Repair Kit Pro

The new EIFS Repair Kit Pro is available for purchase

The EIFS Repair kit Pro is similar to the original Kit except it does not come with all the tools to complete the job just the materials (complete list of whats in the Pro Kits). There are three versions of the Pro EIFS Kit. There is Fine, Medium and Coarse kits. The  only difference between the three pro kits are the types of finish coat included in the kits. Before ordering the pro kit you will have to determine what type of finish texture you have on your wall.

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro Comes with Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  and a float.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit.

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Don’t know what Finish you need  check out our EIFS Texture Chart

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Note: The DIY kit works with all brands of Exterior Insulation and Finish System aka Synthetic Stucco or Dryvit including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, Parex etc.

 The kit was designed for home owners with small holes in the system that they needed fixed, but could not find an applicator in the area that they lived to come out and fix it. It is pretty hard to find someone that will come out and fix 3 woodpecker holes. There is just not enough money in it for them to waste that much time.Now, home owners with Synthetic Stucco clad homes can fix these small repairs themselves with a little time and work. We started getting owners that had more than just a few woodpecker holes and a few businesses with them same type of problem but needed just a little more material to fix there problems. So, we created the pro kits. With these kits you have to pick the texture and we send out just that texture. It works out to about 3 times the material in the pro kit because you have just what you need and nothing else. Before ordering your pro kit make sure you take a good look at the texture chart and determine what texture you need. The pro kit still comes with all the same directions as the regular kit. The only things you do not get are the things you can pick up at your local hardware store like tape, gloves,  cover up, etc.
Pro EIFS Repair Kit

EIFS Repair Kit Pro

 

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish

Purchase The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish here

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish Comes with Fine Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

Click the Buy Now button to purchase the EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish.
Item number ERKP-F-001. Only $379.00 – Three times the material




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Note: The DIY EIFS Repair kit works with all brands of EIFS / Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, etc.

EIFS Repair Texture Chart

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EIFS Repair Kit – DIY

EIFS Repair Kit

Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit makes doing EIFS Repairs a snap.

With the proper training anyone can do EIFS Repairs on their house or building. The EIFS Repair Kit takes you through step by step and shows you how the professionals do the repairs. It does not matter if you want to repair a weed whacker mishap at the house or a delivery boy running into the entrance way of your building the process is the same to repair them. The Repair Kit comes with detailed instructions, and a helpful DVD to ensure you have all the knowledge you need to complete a professional looking Exterior Insulation and Finish System repair.  The Kit comes with everything you will need to do an EIFS Repair job as well, including the cement mix, mixing container, three different types of finish coat, mixer, mesh, foam, AR glass fibers, wire brush, trowel, float, cover up, tape, gloves. We have pretty much thought of everything you are going to need. The only thing you will need is a drill to mix the EIFS cement with.{httpv://youtu.be/ffFB_rkkyMc} The EIFS Repair Kit works with Dryvit, Senergy, Sto, Master Wall, Parex, or any other synthetic stucco material.

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EIFS Repair Training

EIFS Repair Training

Our New EIFS Repair Training

First of all, let me thank you for stopping by EIFS Repair and checking our new EIFS Repair Training program. As we always do here at EIFS Repair we listen, and respond. We have had some feedback on the EIFS Repair Kits and it was that businesses wanted training for their employees, so we are now introducing the all new EIFS Repair Training program. The training is done in a couple different ways. One is that we do the training here in our facility in Michigan, and the other is that customer fly’s one of our EIFS professionals out, and they do the training on their site.

The EIFS Repair Training will be done by an EIFS expert with at least 20 years hands-on experience in the EIFS industry. All of our trainers are a master plasterer, which means they have been journeymen plasterers for over ten years. The training will cover everything to look for when doing EIFS Repairs, the EIFS process, and proper installation of the EIFS product. We will cover the most common problems that you will find, and those little things that EIFS contractors just hate to do. The training will teach you how to spot them, and fix them without breaking the bank.

The training will begin with about an hour of explanation of EIFS, and the EIFS process. Then we will talk about the EIFS Repair Kit, how it works, and the tools involved. The EIFS Repair Training, for the most part, will be hands-on training, with a few mock ups of some typical repairs you would see in the field. With these pre-made damaged EIFS samples the trainee has the opportunity to do an EIFS repair for themselves to get a real feel of the EIFS Repair process. Believe it or not, the EIFS Repair process is more of an art than anything else. We believe that there is no better way to learn how to do a good quality EIFS repair than to have one of our experts walk you through it in our new EIFS Repair Training program.  The amount of information and specialized training, you could not learn anywhere else, is second to none when you spend the day with one of your EIFS trainers.

The EIFS Repair Training Program comes with a helpful guide you can leave with your employees to refer back to when doing the EIFS repairs in the field. This helpful guide has a overview of the EIFS process step-by-step and the common EIFS Repair things to look for and how to address them.

 

The EIFS Repair Training Program at a glance

  • Overview of the EIFS Process
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Windows and Doors
  • Kick-out Flashing
  • EIFS Termination
  • The EIFS Repair Kit
  • Hands On

 

The EIFS Repair Training is a one day class, and it is scheduled for 5 hours. Typically we start the classes at 11 am and they go through to about 5 pm with a lunch break at 1pm. The time schedule is completely flexible and can be tailor around your company needs. Fill out our EIFS Repair Training Form and please include your estimated training date, your company name and a working number for us to get back to you.

Our EIFS Repair Training is a flat rate of $800.00. If you attend our EIFS Repair Training here in Michigan that would be your total cost, but if you are out of State you would pay to fly our training to you. The trainer would be flown out the day before the training to have time to setup. The trainer would not be flying with our mockup EIFS samples for the hands on part of the program so the trainer would build the mockups the day before at your facility. Our out of State customers have an extra material cost of $200.00, the extra cost of a round trip air flight for our trainer, and a one night stay at a local hotel. The bottom line for our out of State customers is $1,100.00 plus a round trip flight from DTW.

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The EIFS Training is for all Synthetic Stucco, Dryvit, Senergy Sto, Master Wall, and Parex.

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Fiberglass Mesh – EIFS Repair Kit

The Fiberglass Mesh – EIFS Repair Kit

The importance of the Fiberglass Mesh in your EIFS Repair Kit

The Fiberglass Mesh keeps the EIFS cement from cracking. The EIFS cement coat is only 1/8 inch thick and would crack without the fiberglass mesh. The mesh gives the EIFS System strength and with it being fiberglass it has a heck of a lot of flexibility as Fiberglass Mesh - EIFS Repair Kitwell. When applying the fiberglass mesh you must overlap the mesh at least 2 inches and the entire foam has to be covered with mesh. Any places that are not covered with mesh are going to crack and spider over time. The Fiberglas mesh is also used before the foam is applied as a back wrap for all the windows and doors.   A 9 inch ripe of fiberglass mesh is stapled round each window and door with the mesh face out toward the window or door. Then the foam is fastened over the mesh and the over hanging 7 inches of mesh is wrapped back up onto the foam with the base coat. This method is called backing wrapping. Back wrapping is very important to help water and moisture from penetrating the EIFS System.

Note: EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) Repair – The Do it Yourself EIFS Repair Kit; for all Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, Sto, Parex, Master Wall

 

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A paint brush is an important to for an EIFS Applicator

An EIFS Applicator relies on his Paint Brush when doing repairs to feature the EIFS material into the existing wall.

EIFS Repairs and your paint brush explained by an EIFS Applicator

A good EIFS Applicator knows your paint brush is used in just about every EIFS repair or patch. I always feather the base coat and finish coat into the existing EIFS material to obtain a smooth transition from the repair to the existing wall. The one major down fall of EIFS repair is they can been seen in certain light and at times can really look pretty bad. And it can be that the person doing the repair does not know what they are doing or that they did not take the time to get it right. But even when a professional takes his time and everything is done right it can still look pretty bad in the right sun light.  One of the most important ways to make sure you are going to make your EIFS patch look it’s best is to feather out the base coat and the finish coat so it is a seamless transition from the patch to the existing EIFS. When using you paint brush you want to brush out away from the patch. The goal is to take away the edge of cement and feather it out. To explain further, we taped off the area when it is ready for base coat and apply the cement mix to the patch. Then pull the tape off and you have a perfectly square patch. Now, you will apply another round of tape about 1 -2 inches from your perfectly square EIFS patch. Take take your paint brush and feather the edge of the EIFS material out to the new round of tape. This will still give you a nice square professional looking patch but very smooth and it will be much harder to see the transition from the existing EIFS to your patch. When you do the Finish coat I like to do the same thing. Keep in mind that you only have so long to work with the finish before it starts to dry and if you continue to mess with the finish coat after it begins to dry you will burn it. Which means you have continued to float the finish after it has begun to dry and that really looks bad and there is really no way to fix it besides letting it dry and doing it again. So, be careful when doing the finish coat. Note: If is 90 degrees and you are doing a patch in the direct sun do not even try to do the second layer of tape.

 

Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) – These system will work with Senergy, Dryvit, Sto, Parex and pretty much any Synthetic Stucco repair

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