EIFS are typically attached to the outside face of exterior walls with an adhesive (cementitious or acrylic based) or mechanical fasteners. Adhesives are commonly used to attach EIFS to gypsum board, cement board, or concrete substrates. EIFS are attached with mechanical fasteners (specially designed for this application) when installed over house wraps
(sheet-good weather barriers) such as are commonly used over wood sheathings. The supporting wall surface should be continuous (not "open framing") and flat.
External wall insulation systems generally comprise firstly an insulation layer (an element which helps to achieve the requisite thermal performance); and secondly, a protected weatherproof finish (usually a render
, although brick slips, tiles, and decorative boards can also be used). Insulating render can also be an advantage in certain locations. Choice of types and sizes will depend on the substrate and design exposure requirements.
Dry finishes are usually fixed to the substrate by means of timber battens
independently fixed to the substrate.
Any system selected and installed, should be certified by a notified body.Wayne's Building Supply
is a leading provider for the EPS that is used in this product. Please call us today for a free quote (740-332-0658)