The Benefits Of EIFS

EIFS stands for Exterior Insulated Finish System and it is becoming extremely popular in North America and throughout the world. It is popular with customers and more and more application companies are being developed.

However, there are still some homes and commercial buildings that are resisting having EIFS fitted. This could be for many reasons but if EIFS is not fitted to a property, then the property owner is not reaping the benefits.

If you are thinking about whether or not to have EIFS installed on your home, read on for some more information about the benefits of the system.

Costing

In the beginning, when EIFS was first developed, it was true that it was very expensive and some people struggled to afford it. However, that has changed for the better.

The reason that it was so expensive was that it was expensive to make. With advances in technology, the cost of the manufacturing of the home has reduced greatly.

This means that applicators are able to buy their supplies at a reduced cost. The overall benefit for the clients is that they don’t have to pay as much for the service. Applicators can be competitive with their prices, still make a profit, and attract more clients.

As technology continues to advance and change, you can expect the cost of EIFS to continue to reduce unless the method of application changes, or the type of material changes.

Energy

Having EIFS on a property is a massive benefit in terms of energy usage. For example, in the winter, you might have the heating on for long periods of time and you still won’t feel warmer. This is because the property is not good for maintaining the temperature of the property.

EIFS will prevent this. It adds an extra layer to the property so that it can be heated more effectively. Studies have shown that homes with EIFS have their heating systems on for less time and still maintain a comfortable temperature.
This will reduce energy levels because the heating system will be used less.

When reading this, you might be thinking that you don’t need it because you have a brick property and there is insulation between the bricks. However, insulation in the bricks will still leave gaps and air can seep out of these gaps. Wooden properties tend to have less insulation anyway.

EIFS will offer complete protection without any gaps and will reduce the instance of air loss and the temperature decreasing. It is highly recommended that you install EIFS if you want your property to be more energy efficient.

Design of Property

Some clients have been resistant to EIFS in the past because they wanted to maintain the look of their property. However, they have made a false assumption that EIFS will change the look of their property.

The design of EIFS is extremely flexible. It can be made in many colors and applicators are able to add many design features to the property. Clients can have their EIFS designed to make the property look more contemporary, or they can maintain the rustic look of an older property.

EIFS designers use computer generated design so they can make their EIFS with precision to suit the look of any property. Therefore, the design process gives the clients the chance to maintain the look of their property, or make it look like a brand new building.

There are many benefits to having EIFS installed on a property – it is cheap, energy efficient and there is design freedom. Added together, EIFS is a very successful product.