Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are insulated wall claddings that provide buildings with a blanket of continuous insulation that protects the exterior from temperature fluctuations and keeps interiors more comfortable. This high-performing, eye-catching wall cladding system saves energy and stays attractive for years.
EIFS improves indoor comfort and air quality while maintaining maximum curb appeal and lowering overall life cycle costs, delivering unparalleled energy efficiency and durability for today’s sustainable building construction.
Exterior Insulation Cladding Provides Superior Energy Savings
The continuous exterior insulation of StoTherm EIFS wraps the building in a protective blanket of rigid expanded polystyrene board. Boards with thicknesses of 1 to 12 inches can provide insulating R-Values of up to 59, more than 4 times that of non-insulated claddings such as brick or stucco. Plus, by placing the insulation layer on the exterior of the building, heat loss caused by thermal bridging through the metal or wood framing studs is minimized. This heat loss, called thermal bridging, can significantly reduce the effective R-value of traditional, between-the-studs insulation.
Insulated Wall Claddings Provide Design Freedom and Versatility
Insulated Wall Claddings provide freedom of design well beyond what other cladding systems can offer. Form, details, color and texture offer the designer endless possibilities. Features such as curves, quioins, accent bands and sculptured details are easy and economical to fabricate and install. This flexibility enables the architect to work within a wide range of architectural styles, as well as to realize his or her own unique creative vision.
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