EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems. It is an exterior wall cladding (skin of the building) that can be used for almost any kind of construction. EIFS is comprised of an insulation board attached to a substrate which is covered with a fiber mesh. This mesh is embedded into a Base Coat that is topped with a textured Finish Coat. EIFS is a durable wall cladding that can be made to replicate Limestone, Granite, Brick, or Metal Wall Panels.
EIFS is GREEN. The terminology “Green” is the newest fad in construction. EIFS is the most energy efficient wall cladding that can be used in construction. The reason for this is because the system requires the use of insulation board. You can imagine how energy efficient a building would be if it were wrapped in a Styrofoam cooler. Well that is essentially what you are doing when you choose EIFS as your wall cladding. EIFS has been proven to be 85% more thermally efficient than any other wall system. This includes: Brick, Glass, Stucco, Wood, and Masonry. You are also awarded LEED points when you use EIFS as your wall system.