A home’s exterior structure serves many functions, including keeping your interior safe and protected and creating curb appeal. Without exterior home protection, your house can easily be impacted by events like heavy rains and high winds. Along with vulnerability to water and wind damage, your home’s exterior also affects the way heat is transferred through your home.
Water damage can lead to costly and disruptive home repairs. Exterior insulation and finish systems, or EIFS, can help protect your home from weather damages – while also saving you money on heat costs. Garden State Brickface and Siding is a home repair and installation company that serves central and northern New Jersey. Here, we explain how EIFS works and how it can benefit your home.
What Is EIFS?
EIFS installation is a great option for ensuring optimal exterior protection. EIFS is a non-load-bearing cladding system that provides exterior walls with an insulated finished surface and energy-efficient thermal wrapping.
EIFS is applied through the use of an insulation board that is attached either adhesively or mechanically to an integrally reinforced base coat on the home’s exterior. Once the insulation board has been applied, a textured protective finish coat is added to finalize the process. EIFS works as an extra barrier between your home’s exterior and interior. This added barrier is excellent for protecting your foundation from water damage and heat loss.
Benefits of EIFS Installation
EIFS can provide waterproof protection and energy savings while improving the exterior appearance of your home. A few ways that these enhancements are made possible through EIFS installation include:
When installed correctly, EIFS creates a moisture barrier. This is excellent for improving your home’s exterior durability. Additionally, exterior insulation and finish systems are designed to be very flexible. This makes EIFS highly crack resistant and able to absorb building movement when walls expand or contract – a result of temperatures rising and dropping. Cracking is a common issue with alternative materials such as stucco, concrete, and brick.
Another great attribute of EIFS installation is its cost-saving energy efficiency. Walls are one of the most common ways for heat to escape a structure. That’s where the improved insulation provided by EIFS comes into play. With this extra layer of insulation, heat is less likely to move through the walls, helping to lower your annual heating and cooling expenses.
Taking Care of Your Home’s Appearance
Maintaining EIFS installation on your home is a breeze, thanks to the increased resistance to grime, dirt, mildew, and mold. Where wood, stucco, and other siding materials may be tough to keep clean, EIFS is resilient and highly impact-resistant. The upkeep is mild and requires only a quick paint job or touch-up every few years. The preservation of EIFS is highly manageable, and its appearance won’t take a toll on your curb appeal. Additionally, when your insulation is showing signs of age, Garden State Brickface and Siding offers EIFS painting and maintenance services for your convenience.
Work With Garden State Brickface and Siding
If you’re looking to better protect your home from the elements, while also enhancing its curb appeal and reducing energy costs, consider exterior insulation and finish systems from Garden State Brickface and Siding. Our professional EIFS installation team works carefully and conscientiously to provide energy-efficient homes throughout central and northern NJ, including Sussex and Hunterdon counties.
With over 70 years in business and a reputation for garnering excellent reviews, customers can rest assured that they’ll be in good hands when having EIFS installed by our team. For additional information regarding exterior insulation and finish systems, contact us today for a free EIFS installation and repair estimate.