TYPICAL E.I.F.S WALL SYSTEM ASSEMBLY

What does EIFS stand for?

EIFS (pronounced eefs) is an acronym for Exterior Insulation and Finish System. An EIFS consists of five basic components:

  • Insulation board, made of polystyrene or polyisocyanurate foam
  • A specially formulated adhesive and/or mechanical attachment of the insulation to a substrate
  • Glass fiber reinforcing mesh
  • A durable, water-resistant base coat, which is applied on top of the insulation that functions as the weather barrier
  • An attractive and durable finish coat — typically using acrylic co-polymer technology — which is both colorfast and crack-resistant