Becoming an EIFS Repair Customer

Becoming an EIFS Repair Customer

The easiest way of becoming an EIFS Repair customer is to have us do an EIFS job for you

That is certainly not the only way of becoming an EIFS Repair Customer. You can also buy the EIFS Repair kit, hire us to do EIFS Training  or subscribe to our customer area of our EIFS Repair Forum. If you have us come out, and do an EIFS job for you, or Train your guys you will automatically qualify for a free subscription for one year on our EIFS Repair Forum. Our customer area of the Forum is where you can access all the EIFS information and data you will ever need. The question and answer section of the customer area cover the most complicated and detailed EIFS questions from the finer points of EIFS Repair to Government studies on the product. Purchasing an EIFS Repair kit is another way you can qualify for a one year free membership to the customer area of the forum.

What if I have not purchased anything from EIFS Repair, but I still would like access to the EIFS Repair Customer Area of the Forum?

That is simple you can purchase a one year subscription to the EIFS Repair Customer Area for only $3.99 an month. Your subscription will allow you access to the entire Customer area of the site and the ability to ask your EIFS questions and have them answered by an EIFS professional.

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EIFS has become one of the most thoroughly tested wall systems ever produced

EIFS has become one of the most thoroughly tested wall systems ever produced

The enormous popularity of the EIFS product’s commercial application made it much easier for the product to rise to the top of the american commercial cladding industry. The products transition from the commercial industry to the residential industry brought unforeseen issues, which invoked a series of tests to prove the validity of the EIFS cladding.

EIFS TestingThe DOE – The Department of Energy contacted the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) to combine resources to have an EIFS study to confirm the performance of EIFS for insulating ability and moisture resistance. Field research was conducted on a specially made test building constructed with various cladding materials and fitted with sensors to record moisture content, humidity, temperature and other variables. EIFS walls are compared to stucco,  brick, cement board and concrete block. A hygrothermal model is being developed, which is a computer simulation that predicts wall performance from the field data.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Engineering Science and Technology Division

The hygrothermal performance of the net exterior insulation walls

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2006 — EIFS “outperformed all other walls in terms of moisture while maintaining superior thermal performance.”

Read The Oak Ridge National Laboratory full report

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EIFS has become one of the most thoroughly tested wall systems ever produced

EIFS Testing – The most tested, and proven cladding on the planet

EIFS Testing – The most tested, and proven cladding on the planet

EIFS has been tested by the NIST, which is the federal technology agency that works with industry to develop and apply technology, measurements, and standards. EIFS Testing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have evaluated the 50
life cycle stages of the environmental impact of EIFS. The test compares EIFS, brick, aluminum, stucco, vinyl, and cedar.

In conclusion:

EIFS saves money in construction costs, is greener and has energy efficient operation, and is the most environmentally responsible material tested.

EIFS is the superior cladding in all phases of building construction

Take a look at more of the environmental impact of EIFS test

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EIFS Certification

EIFS Certification

Your EIFS Applicator should be trained and have a Dryvit Certification

Keeping up to date on the EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) industry and it’s ever changing technologies is key to being a good applicator. Building codes are changing from year to year with the ‘Green Moment’ at the fore front of American Building. New standards and technologies are being introduced to the Synthetic Stucco industry like never before. Test data from the Department of Energy indicates Exterior Insulation and Finish System will be a formidable product for years to come to help America reduce its energy consumption from the building sector, which at present uses about 10% of the worlds energy produced.

Corey Turcotte,, A display of current Certifications by Industry leading manufactures and Universities including BASF, Dryvit, Senergy, Master Wall, Parex, Build Design plus Construction University, and Hanley Wood University

Dryvit Certifications

Dryvit certified Applicator


  Outsulation System

The original system





Dryvit Cert Outsulation Plus  Outsulation Plus System

Uses the liquid moisture barrier over the substrate





Dryvit-Cert-Outsulation-X  Outsulation X System

Uses foam with a high R value but the foam cannot be sanded 






EIFS Certification

EIFS CertificationEIFS CertificationInfrared Thermography Inspection Training Course

EIFS repair thermal imaging


A thermal imaging camera is a great tool to have if you do EIFS repairs for a living. 





Master Wall Exterior Insulation and Finish System Applicator Certification

EIFS Certification


Master Wall Applicator Certification







Parex Applicator Certification

EIFS Certification



Parex Applicator Certification







EIFS Certification BASF Online Campus For High-Performance Construction


High Performance EIFS for Sustainable Construction





EIFS Certification

BASF Online Campus For High-Performance Construction


 Sealant Repairs that Last: Hybrid Sealants for Building Restoration





Spray Polyurethane Foam Air Barriers BASF Online Campus For High-Performance Construction


Spray Polyurethane Foam Air Barriers







Hanley Wood University – Continuing Education & Training
for Architects, Builders, Contractors and Remodelers

EIFS CertificationProperties and Benefits of Exterior Insulated Finishing Systems (EIFS) – Sponsor, EIMA (EIFS Industry Members Association)





EIFS CertificationContinuous Insulated Claddings for Energy Efficiency and Architectural Diversity – Dryvit ® Dryvit Care ®





 Build Design + Construction University

BASF Sustainable Construction Academy

EIFS CertificationNew Developments in Concrete Construction





An Overview of Pest Bird Deterrent Systems Certification


EIFS Bird Deterent SystemAn overview of bird deterrent products, along with the characteristics of common pest birds, bird problem assessment, and the issues and concerns associated with the roosting and nesting of pest birds.





Manage Moisture: Solutions for Exterior Walls

EIFS Repair Michigan

Common mistakes that lead to moisture failures, how to recognize them and then prevent them. 





Moisture Management in Walls

EIFS / Dryvit Repair in Southeast Michigan

Managing and preventing moisture in residential walls






EIFS certification

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EIFS / Dryvit Certification

How to get Homeowners Insurance for your EIFS home

How to get Homeowners Insurance for your EIFS home

Don’t worry we will show you how to get homeowners insurance for your EIFS home

First of all, don’t listen to all those naysayers out there that are trying to tell you, you can’t get homeowners insurance on your home. The fact is EIFS is a very good product and is on nearly one in three commercial buildings in this country. The folks here at EIFS Repair started getting calls from homeowners that were having problems with this, so we did some research, got on the phones, and this is how to get homeowners insurance for your EIFS home.

Before you buy, you are going to want to invest in an EIFS inspection. This is not done by just any inspector, but by a specially trained EIFS inspector.  Typically this inspection is going to include some sort of moisture testing. Actually, you are going to want to make sure of it. A visual inspection is not enough, you are going to want some numbers and to see where the moisture levels read high, and what percentage of moisture is behind your EIFS if any at all. The thing about the moisture testing is that a lot of the EIFS inspectors use a probed moisture tester, which means the inspector will be drilling a bunch of small holes through your EIFS. These holes must be repaired properly, so that down the road you are not getting moisture from the EIFS inspection itself. There are a few quality moisture testers out now that are prob-less you may want to request this testing devise.  A typical EIFS inspection will cost any where from $500.00 to $1,200.00 depending on where you are located in the country. Another good alternative to the moisture meter testing is to use Thermal Imaging for the test. The Thermal Imaging typically cost a few hundred dollars  more, but is a very good alternative, as it gives you a picture of the troublesome areas for you to look at.

After you have your EIFS inspection complete you will know exactly what repairs need to be done if any, and a you now can call in an EIFS Repair guy to give you an estimate on the repairs. When the EIFS applicator gives you his bid it is a good idea to get him to submit a yearly maintenance schedule for him to come, and do a visual inspection of the caulk and EIFS.  The insurance companies will like to see this.

Now that that the house has passed an EIFS inspection you only need to call the insurance company and get homeowners insurance for your home. Call your insurance company,, and explain what you have done. If they are an insurance company that has a strick policy, and will not cover your home try these insurance companies.

Advanced Insurance of Boca Raton
21845 Powerline Rd, #205
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Contact: Chuck Hemphill
(954) 416-9698
All Risks Ltd
11911 NE 1st St, Suite B-205
Bellevue, WA 98005
Contact: Corky Weber
(425) 372-0038
Alternative Risk Company
PO Box A
Independence, MO 64051
Contact: Chad Brown
(888) 474-1217
BB&T-John Burnham Insurance
750 B Street, Suite 2400
San Diego, CA 92101
Contact: Geoffrey Shelton
(619) 525-2883
Bouchard Insurance
101 Starcrest Dr
Clearwater, FL 33765
Contact: Ileane Altamura
(727) 373-2712
Brower Insurance
(all states except Hawaii and Alaska)
409 E. Monument Ave., Ste. 400
Dayton, OH 45402
Contact: Jeff Lightner, CIC, CRIS
(937) 285-8203
Brown & Brown Insurance of Florida
1201 W. Cypress Creek Rd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Contact: Andrew Noye
(954) 331-1319
Brown & Brown Insurance
1145 Broadway Plaza #700
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact: Bryan J. Dunn
(253) 335-2427
CRC Insurance Services
One Metroplex Drive, Suite 400
Trussville, AL 35173
Contact: Sherry Curtis

More coming soon ….

How to get Homeowners Insurance for your EIFS home
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How to get Homeowners Insurance for your EIFS home

Before you begin your EIFS Repair

Before you begin your EIFS Repair

Before you begin your EIFS Repair it is a good idea to remove the finish coat around the damaged area

There are a couple ways you can remove the layer of finish from the area around the repair. A steel brush can be an effective tool for removing the finish, or a grinder can be used. If a grinder is used it is very important to only remove the layer of finish. It is easy to lose control and grind away the cement base coat and the fiberglass mesh.  Removing the finish coat allows the base coat to transition evenly to the existing material around the damaged area. The process of removing the finish coat only takes a few minutes, and makes a huge difference in the look of the EIFS Repair. Using this technique can be the difference from a professional looking patch, and a unsightly lump of EIFS on a wall.

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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://} The EIFS Repair Kit works with Dryvit, Senergy, Sto, Master Wall, Parex, or any other synthetic stucco material.

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EIFS Repair Applicator Application

EIFS Repair Applicator Application

Fill out our EIFS Repair Applicator Application form to become an EIFS Repair approved applicator

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Buying an EIFS home

Buying an EIFS home

Buying an EIFS home; what to look for

When buying an EIFS home you can real hit a home run if you know what you are looking for. I don’t think it is any secret that the EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) industry has an applicator problem, and that cannot be good. I think most professionals, if not all, would agree that the Exterior Insulation and Finish System product is a very good one, and when applied correctly is an excellent product (The Department of Energy’s testing by Oak Ridge National Laboratory concluded that Exterior insulation and Finish System out preforms brick, stucco, concrete block and cementitious fiber board siding). The question is how can you tell, when buying a Synthetic Stucco home, that the cladding was done correctly. Actually, for the trained eye it is a pretty simple process. There are a few basic things to look for. One of the most important things to look for is kick out flashing. If the house has kick out flashing that Buying a EIFS homeis a real good sign. The second thing to look for is the termination at the grade. The Exterior Insulation and Finish System should be at least 6 inches above grade. If the bottom of the Synthetic Stucco has a weep track then you know the home has a Water Management System. These two things are key to a good job, and when buying a Synthetic Stucco home they are the most important things to look for. The third thing to look for will really tell you that you have a winner, and that is around the windows and doors. The windows and doors should have an expansion joint around them, and the joint should be caulked. That caulk will fail one day, and has to be maintained, but we know that, and that is not really what we are looking for, what we are looking for, is if the Base Coat material goes back to the substrate in the expansion joint. If the material goes back all the way to the substrate, then when that caulk fails, there will not be exposed foam for water to soak into. You can be pretty confident when buying a EIFS home that you have a winner if the windows and doors are done this way.

One of the major things you want to make sure of is that the home has a moisture barrier like tyvek, tar paper, or a painted on barrier. Without a moisture barrier if the system fails it will rot the substrate. This can be very devastating if the substrate is wood. Unfortunately, the only way to know if there is a moisture barrier behind the system is to cut a hole in the system, and take a look. The reason this is so important is that if there is a moisture barrier the only damage will be to the Synthetic Stucco, and not to the substrate, so you will know what you are getting into for repairs, and not have major surprises trying to replace the substrate, and even the structure itself.

In closing, with an educated buyer the product can be a very attractive investment. If you can find an Exterior Insulation and Finish System home that was built by a high quality contractor that knew what they were doing, and did not cut any corners, you can buy a really great home for a steal of a deal. The problems in the residential Synthetic Stucco industry have lowered the prices of these homes, and for the ones that were done correctly they are very much worth the investment.

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