Celebrating nearly 50 years in the United States, EIFS, the original continuous insulation system, has enjoyed a rich tradition of both aesthetics and performance. From single family homes to mansions; strip centers to shopping malls; low-rise apartments to high-rise condos; new construction or retrofit, EIFS has been the cladding of choice on tens of thousands of projects throughout the world. Its acceptance still intact, EIFS has experienced an unparalleled resilience within the construction industry.
Along the way, there have been several key developments that have enabled EIFS to undergo the necessary changes to retain its popularity. For instance, full-scale, third party witnessed fire testing, the advent of high-impact mesh, the successful development of EIFS with drainage, the formation of EIMA and the introduction of mechanical fastening systems, designed and engineered specifically for EIFS have all played a part of this system’s growth.