Exterior insulation and finish systems provide a number of features and benefits when compared to other claddings. Offering an air barrier, continuous insulation, and a decorative finish in one seamless assembly, EIFS is both versatile and lightweight.
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.
Among its many functions, the exterior envelope typically must control the movement of heat, air, bulk water, and water vapor both in and out of a building. Over time, various systems and components have been developed to control this movement.
Silicone’s excellent aging characteristics, resistance to ultraviolet (UV) light and weathering, and long effective life span has made pre-cured sealants a popular material for construction-related applications.