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Claddings and Entrapped Moisture: Lessons learned from early EIFS

All images courtesy Masonry Technology Inc.

In early iterations of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), issues occurred when board stock rigid insulation was layered against other rigid insulation or exterior sheathing, or when decking traps moisture between the layers of material. That industry has taken steps to eliminate such problems, but what broader lessons can be learned of the importance of preventing your insulation from getting wet?

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