Cross Country Supply, Home of the EIFS Depot has 9 years of experience in distributing high-quality EIFS, stucco, and plaster products nationwide.
What is EIFS?
EIFSstands for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems. The product is also called synthetic stucco, and refers to an exterior finish with multiple layers that’s been used in the reconstruction of Europe after World War II, when contractors found it to be a good repair choice for buildings damaged during the War. The majority of repairs to European buildings were to structures constructed of stone, concrete, brick, or other similar, durable materials.
EIFS in North America
North American builders began using Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems in the 1980’s. Ffirst in commercial buildings, then applying it as an exterior finish to residences — mostly wood frame homes — using the same techniques that had been successful in Europe. EIFS is cost effective compared to traditional hard coat stucco and has the added benefit of having a layer of expanded polystyrene foam that serves as insulation.