EIFS Repair Spring 2020

Now is the time to think about your home’s EIFS Repair

Spring seems to be coming early this year which means it’s time to get those EIFS (EXterior Insulation and Finish System) repairs taken care of. Our schedule fills up pretty quick. There is no time to hesitate. With these 60 degree days we are going to have woodpeckers coming to roost. Typically the roosting season starts in April, but we have already had a few calls from customers with woodpeckers. It is important to get on the phone as soon as you hear them starting to knock on the house. Most people sit on the fence with their repairs until summer when the season is very busy and a lot of the time we are too busy. This is actually the best time to have us come out and look at your Synthetic Stucco repair project.

We have been in Ann Arbor, Port Huron, Bloomfield, Sterling Heights, Highland and Toledo this spring so far. If you have a repair and you are in the Southeastern Michigan area we would like to come out and take a look at it. Call 888-407-2609 to book your appointment. We fix delaminating stucco, missing kick out flashing, buckling, cracking, flaking, bird holes, truck damages, and much more.

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EIFS Repair Bird Holes

Exterior Insulation and Finish System Repair in Southeast Michigan

EIFS Woodpecker Damages

Woodpeckers and other birds seem to like the EIFS Stucco

I am not really sure why the woodpeckers like EIFS stucco. I originally thought it was because moisture had got behind the system and they were feeding on bugs. That has not stood up to my years of testing in the field. Actually, I believe it has to do with the roosting season at least for the woodpeckers. It seems the other birds are more interested in the hole after the woodpecker makes it, for the most part anyways. I found the other birds pull the foam out to build their nest, or use the hole as a nest. I have seen them tunnel out several feet of foam and live right inside the synthetic stucco wall. Patching the hole is relatively simple, but just patching the hole is not always acceptable. Sure, after patching the hole it prevents water from entering the system, so functionally it works, but most customers do not want to look at an ugly patch on their home. Blending a patch into the existing wall and not being able to see it once you are done is next to impossible. Typically if a customer wants the wall to look like it had never been patch you would have to redo the entire wall the hole is on. I have found over the years most commercial building owners can live with a patch on the building and home owners want it to look new again. Repairing the damages is really just half the battle. Keeping the birds from doing it again can be a real challenge. After deterring the woodpeckers away, in most cases they will roost at a nearby location and then when someone chases them away form there, odds are, they find their way back after a season or two.

EIFS Woodpecker Damage

There are a lot of different woodpecker deterrents out there that people buy. Just to let you know most of them don’t work. Your best beat is the pie tin in the farmers field technique.

Synthetic Stucco Bird Damages

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We have been using Angie’s List for some time now. We have a lot of great reviews and maintain an A rating. Feel free to check out our page. We are one of the few contractors that specialize in Exterior insulation and Finish System and have been doing so for close to twenty years. Call 1-888-407-2609 for your free estimate in Southeastern Michigan for your next EIFS / Dryvit ™ stucco repair project.We would be happy to come out and take a look at it.

EIFS Repair Cost

EIFS Repair Cost

So, how much does a typical EIFS Repair Cost ?

 

The thing about a Synthetic Stucco repair is that there is no such thing as a typical repair when it comes to Exterior Insulation and Finish System. Each repair is completely different. There are no two the same. It is very hard to estimate how much a repair is going to cost. It is impossible to tell how much damage may be behind the system. If moisture got behind the system and damaged the wood back there. The Synthetic Stucco surface coat hides the damages very well. For that reason we always recommend having some moisture testing done before we give a quote. Otherwise, it is going to be somewhat of an open ended quote.

There are several different types of repairs:

  • missing kick out flashing
  • cracks and flaking
  • failing caulk
  • failures at grade
  • remove and replace
  • minor and major moisture damage including structural damage

Repairs are something you really have to look at to price. You can never tell until you get there and see what everything entails before you can price it. If you would like someone to come out and take a look at your project call Corey Turcotte at 888-407-2609. We service Southeastern Michigan including Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Franklin, Farmington Hills, Troy, Sterling Heights, Shelby Township and surrounding areas. eifs repair cost

eifs repair cost

EIFS Repair Cost

Dryvit Stucco Repair

Dryvit™ Stucco Repair

Dryvit™ Stucco Repair in Southeast Michigan

We have been doing repairs in Southeastern MI for over 26 years. The most important think when it comes to Synthetic Stucco is doing it right the first time(like most things do it right once is always better). When that doesn’t happen we are there to pick up the pieces and put them back together again. One of the hardest things in the construction industry in general is to fix something that someone else had made a mess of. With Exterior Insulation and Finish System it is very difficult to know exactly how much damage there is behind the system. If moisture penetrates the system it can cause damage because the moisture can get trapped without any air flow, which can cause the wood to rot. Back about 20 years ago the system was much different. Back then there was no way for the moisture to drain. Now there is a drainage system to allow the moisture to escape. What we have now is a bunch of projects that were done in the 80’s and 90’s that had the old system that are failing. Dryvit™ has taken some major steps to ensure the new projects being done today will drain moisture and not fail in the future. One of the most important thing they have done is to incorporate a training and an dryvit stucco repairaccountability program for the applicators. Nowadays, you have to be a certified applicator to even buy the product, which has helped a lot. If you have a project in the Southeastern Michigan that needs repairs or your home is clad with EIFS and it needs repairs we would like to come out and give you a free quote. We have specialized in Dryvit stucco repair for the past 18 years and have been in the industry for over 26 years.

 

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EIFS Preparations for Rough Openings Specification

EIFS Preparations for Rough Openings Specification

A complete overview of EIFS Preparations for Rough Openings Specification

 

In this post we are going to take a look at EIFS Preparations for Rough Openings Specification. Rough openings are normally thought of as door and  windows openings, but what also falls into this spec are expansion joints and the top of parapet walls. Dryvit’s Aqua Flash is applied to the jam. Read more EIFS Preparations for Rough Openings Specification

Why most EIFS contractors are doing it wrong

Why are most EIFS contractors are doing it wrong

There is a very simple reason why most EIFS contractors are doing it wrong

The main reason EIFS contractors are not doing EIFS the right way is that it cost a lot more money to do it right. There are a hundred things you could leave off, and not even do on an EIFS job to make your life easier as a contractor. Treating the windows and doors before the foam is stuck is a very time consuming job, not to mention the cost of using all the right material. Read more Why most EIFS contractors are doing it wrong

EIFS Sign Attachment Specification

EIFS Sign Attachment Specification

An overview of the EIFS Sign Attachment Specification

In this post we will take a look at the EIFS Sign Attachment Specification. It is not to often an EIFS guy will be there for the sign install, but I had to post this specification as almost every sign area that I am repairing has been installed wrong by the sign company, when it comes to installing over EIFS anyway. Read more EIFS Sign Attachment Specification

EIFS Horizontal Joint- Substrate Change Specification

EIFS Horizontal Joint- Substrate Change Specification

An overview of the EIFS Horizontal Joint- Substrate Change Specification

In this post we are going to take a look at the EIFS Horizontal Joint- Substrate Change Specification. In the field doing repairs we see cracking where there was no expansion joint between substrate changes. Read more EIFS Horizontal Joint- Substrate Change Specification

EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification

EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification

An overview of the EIFS Inside / Outside Corner Specification

In this post we will take a look at the EIFS inside / outside corner specification. The basic process of doing a corner is pretty much the same as a flat wall with a couple exceptions. Read more EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification