When building a house, one of the biggest decisions to make is what materials the house will be constructed of. EFIS stucco can be a wonderful choice for your home. EIFS stucco is a synthetic type of stucco that can be applied to the exterior of your home. The material has been around for decades in the United States and those who use it seem to like it.
EFIS stucco is composed of three layers. The inner layer attaches to the wall and often serves as insulation for your home. The middle layer is a type of reinforcement for the insulating layer that keeps your home standing strong. The outermost layer is the brawn of your EIFS stucco covering. The outer layer is the finished layer everyone will see as the outside of your home.
Like any material, EFIS stucco can pose some problems. Water damage is one of the most common problems when it comes to EIFS stucco. Water damage or water leaking into your EIFS stucco can cause deterioration or the growth of mold within the layers of the EIFS stucco. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify a problem with your EIFS stucco. However, it is usually the outer layer that shows signs of the EIFS stucco being damaged. Peeling paint or bubbling paint can be telltale signs of damage within the layers of your EIFS stucco.
While there can be unforeseen problems with EFIS stucco, there are precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid trouble. You should try to keep water aimed away from the house. An example of this is pointing gutters out from the direction of the house. It is also a good idea to read up on EIFS stucco if you are new to using it. The Internet is a wonderful place to find information on EIFS stucco.