Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) offer continuous insulation by design, offering design flexibility and aesthetics while helping to meet energy codes. EIFS is a non-load-bearing, exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat. EIFS with drainage is the predominant method of EIFS applied today. As the name implies, EIFS with drainage helps to eliminate moisture before it has an opportunity to enter the wall cavity.
EIFS can reduce air infiltration by as much as 55% compared to standard brick or wood construction. And since walls are one of the greatest areas of heat and air conditioning loss, improvement in the wall insulation can be very meaningful in terms of energy conservation. What's more, EIFS add to the "R-value" of a home or building. (R-value is a measurement of the resistance to heat flow; the higher the R-value, the better the material's insulating value.)
Poellinger Inc. is proud to be one of only three certified EIFSmart Contractors in Wisconsin.
The EIFSmart Contractor seal is a recognition awarded to companies that are committed to quality workmanship in EIFS installations. The company demonstrates its merit and commitment through EIFS education and certification. Once EIFSmart Contractor eligibility requirements are met, the company agrees to adhere to a Code of Ethics.
Traditional masonry stucco is a cement-based plaster that is applied over walls and other surfaces, usually on the outside of buildings. It is made from cement, sand, and lime and hardens into a highly durable material that requires little maintenance. Like traditional decorative plaster, stucco can be troweled, brushed, or otherwise textured to create a variety of finish effects. Stucco typically is applied over a galvanized called lath, which helps the stucco adhere to the supporting structure and strengthens the entire assembly.
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