Stucco Systems
The Benefits of Stucco

  • Design Flexibility
  • Versatile Texture and Color Range
  • Durable and Long lasting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Economical
  • Non Combustible
  • Sound Dampening
  • Weather Resistant
  • Additional Shear Value for Seismic Loads
  • Adds Value and Appeal

EIFS in North America


North American builders using EIFS in the 1980's, first in commercial buildings, then applying it as an exterior finish to residences---mostly wood frame houses---using the same techniques that had been successful in Europe.

There are 3 layers to EIFS

Inner Layer- Foam insulation board that's secured to the exterior wall surface, often with adhesive.

Middle Layer- A polymer and cement base coat that's applied to the top of the insulation, then reinforced with glass fiber mesh.

Exterior Layer-
An acrylic finish coat.


Synthetic Stucco vs. Traditional Stucco

  • Synthetic stucco is soft and sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Traditional stucco is hard and brittle, and sounds solid when tapped.
 
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