EIFS OFFERS AN INNOVATIVE APPROCACH TO INSULATION, ONE THAT IS PERFECT FOR OUR HARSH CLIMATE.
Exterior insulation protects the building's structure from the cold and inclement weather by wraping the exterior in an energy-efficient thermal blanket. It reduces air infiltration, stabilizes the interior environment, reduces energy consumption and significantly reduces heating and cooling costs.
Expanded polystyrene works not only as the backing for the EIFS lamina (base coat, mesh and finish coat), it also provides an R-4 insulation value for every inch of thickness used. For instance, four inch thickness of EPS will raise the insulation value of your walls to R-16! No other cladding system combines this level of performance and aesthetics. Moreover, insulation fastened to the exterior of the building is much more effective than the same amount located within the stud cavity (batt insulation).
By wrapping the building in a seamless ‘blanket’ of insulation, thermal bridges are eliminated; significantly reducing the amount of energy (cooling or heating) needed.
As a result, the building becomes more energy efficient with lower operating costs.