PLastering Toronto|Stucco Repair|Oakville Exterior Construction

By: Amtta Stucco  09-12-2011
Keywords: Insulation, Wall, exterior molding

  • EIFS
  • Exterior Stucco
  • 3 Coat Interior Plaster
  • Interior Vaneer Plaster exterior molding
  • Spray Applied Fireproofing
  • Exterior Cladding Remediation
  • Scaffolding
  • Exterior Sheathing
  • Exterior Caulking / Sealants
  • Exterior Flashing & Installation of WRB
  • Pressure Washing & Exterior Cleaning
  • Exterior Painting & Recoating
  • BENEFITS OF EIFS The growing popularity of EIFS is due to the fact that few, if any, competitive materials offer such a wide range of desirable product benefits. Chief among these are superior energy efficiency and virtually unlimited design flexibility.

    Energy Efficiency

    If you've ever felt the comfort of being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold winter night, you have some idea of what EIFS can do for a home or building.

    EIFS literally wrap the exterior in an energy-efficient thermal blanket. By insulating outside the structure, EIFS reduce air infiltration, stabilize the interior environment and reduce energy consumption.

    By contrast, traditional "between-the-studs" insulation, no matter how thick, leaves "thermal breaks" - gaps where heat and cold pass more freely between the outdoors and the space within - at studs, wall outlets, wall joints, and elsewhere.

    In fact, 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.) Most EIFS use insulation board with an R-value of R-4 to R-5.6 per inch as the innermost layer in the wall system. When combined with standard wall cavity insulation, this extra layer can boost wall insulation from R-11 to R-16 or more.

    Another point to keep in mind on new construction: Due to the energy efficiency of EIFS, it may be possible to specify lower-capacity heating and air conditioning equipment without sacrificing anything in terms of interior comfort

    Keywords: exterior molding, Exterior Sheathing, Insulation, Wall,