Sep 282012
EIFS tape is a self-adhesive membrane that is made from a rubberized asphalt that has been laminated to a polyester fabric. The fabric helps to strengthen , providing a stronger, more crack-resistant bond  with most exterior coatings to provide a self-sealing, waterproofing layer. It is primarily used around windows and doors, taping panel seams and [...]
Buildings need to be designed to withstand the unique environmental conditions they are being built in – and practices that work in one location might not necessarily work in another. Find out what makes the air barriers in EIFS so unique and some general information on specifying one for your project in this great article: [...]
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Insulating your home with EIFS is a huge investment in not only the comfort of your home, but the value of it. The comfort of not having drafty rooms that you or your children have to sleep in can’t be measured in dollars. In measurable terms of value however, the insulation that is added reduces [...]
Having your home retrofitted with stucco is more than just a physical change to an inanimate object, it’s trusting another human being to fulfill their end of an agreement and keep your best interests at heart when modifying your largest asset. The contractor will in all likelihood be at your house even when you’re not [...]
This website was started to educate home owners and teach them how to evaluate quotes and contractors. There’s a massive gap between the technical information provided to building industries professionals, and the information available to the average consumer in every day language. The most common asked is obviously: Is this quote too high/low? No one [...]
Toronto and it’s surrounding area has a large number of brick homes that are reaching the end of their life cycle. While brick is a great siding material by most standards, it tends to fundamentally lack in two primary aspects: …

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It’s a fallacy that all EIF-systems are created equally. EIFS installations are more intricate and detailed than other claddings, which is one of the reasons that it outperforms nearly all other claddings when it comes to water management, insulation and aesthetics. They’re ideal not only for new homes being built to last for decades, but [...]
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