The Benefits of Stucco
- Design Flexibility
- Versatile Texture and Color Range
- Durable and Long lasting
- Low Maintenance
- Non Combustible
- Sound Dampening
- Weather Resistant
- Additional Shear Value for Seismic Loads
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 EIFSInner 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.
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.