EIFS


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exterior insulation and finishing system

An exterior finish for a building composed of polystyrene foam covered with a synthetic stucco; this type of stucco (in contrast to traditional, porous cement-based stucco) is waterproof and is sprayed on.
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EIFS, which is used in about 1 percent to 2 percent of the residential market, consists of a layer of Styrofoam attached to exterior plywood, followed by a fiberglass mesh with a base coat and a layer of acrylic 1/32 of an inch thick (real stucco is about 2 inches thick).
Ever since the moisture-intrusion controversy involving exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) homes first surfaced in 1995, the insurance industry has attempted to redefine its relationship with the residential EIFS market.
Individuals who do not wish to be a part of this suit must "opt out" of the lawsuit by signing an exclusion request and sending it, postmarked no later than August 15, 1998, to: EIFS Exclusion Requests, P.
The complaints allege that the plaintiffs' homes were damaged by defectively designed synthetic stucco, also known as Exterior and Insulation Finishing Systems or EIFS.
For further information on Durock EIFS and Durock DEFS, contact United States Gypsum Company, P.
For more information on EIFS, homeowners should call the EIFS Industry Members Association at 1-800-294-EIMA.
Of that, he said, EIFS has a 16 percent share of the one billion square foot non-residential exterior wall cladding market, and a small but growing percentage of the three billion square foot residential exterior wall cladding segment.
In fact, Potter points out that both the EIFS Task Force and the New
Joseph Energy Center is the latest example of Ares EIFs strategy of identifying markets with an overwhelming need for new, efficient natural gas-fired generation.
The addition of FEMA's EIFS product line immediately enhances our capabilities to address the market for energy efficient and sustainable high-performance buildings in Germany, the current number one marketplace for EIFS in the world, and France, one of the fastest growing markets for EIFS.
You can take all the EIFS liability and capture it into a single box of 'residential wood frame construction.
EIFS Industry Members Association reports ICC decision coupled with results of recent Dept.