Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS)

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Identifying Repairs Needed for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems

EIFS is both a decorative and protective finish installed over exterior walls of many business and commercial properties. Perfect for many types of construction, it is the only exterior wall finish that insulates your building and provides weather protection while matching any architectural style.

Sometimes an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) will crack or chip and cause leaks or moisture buildup within the wall cavity. Whether your EIFS issue is caused by improper installation, building movement, or impact damage, the professional commercial painters at your independently owned and operated CertaPro Painters® can fix your EIFS to restore your building’s appearance and protect it from the elements.

Temporary EIFS Fix for your Business or Commercial Property

If a temporary solution is needed before professional contractors can get out to repair the EIFS on your business or commercial property, locate the cracks and other surface failures and apply spray-foam or caulk as a short-term moisture barrier.

Proper Long-Term EIFS Repair by Professional Contractors

While EIFS looks similar to stucco, it requires different installation and more thoughtful maintenance. Should you notice a problem with your EIFS, it’s important to address deterioration immediately to avoid problems from getting worse. Try to identify where your leak is coming from and make sure to cover the area to help stop or limit additional moisture penetration. While you may be able to identify the problem, any fix you attempt through your maintenance team should be short-term. An improper installation or repair process can cause additional leaks and more failures. It’s best to have professional contractors examine the problem to ensure that it is properly fixed and that the rest of your EIFS is not compromised.

Often EIFS leaks and moisture buildup are caused by caulking failures, moisture barrier failures, improperly installed windows or flashings, building movement, or physical damage to the building exterior. These are issues that professionals at CertaPro Painters® are skilled to solve. We will identify the cause of the problem and make sure it is fixed to manufacturer’s specifications.

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Why Use EIFS for your Business or Commercial Property

EIFS helps improve the energy efficiency of your building. It also looks appealing and is available in virtually any design style. Unlike other exterior materials, EIFS maintain their original appearance and are resistant to fading and yellowing. EIFS is made of a durable acrylic material that is resistant to cracks caused by weather and building settling. In order to ensure all of these benefits professional painting contractors, like those at CertaPro Painters®, should always install or repair your EIFS.