Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are multi-layered exterior wall systems that are used on both commercial buildings and homes. They provide superior energy efficiency and offer much greater design flexibility than other cladding products.
EIFS was developed in Europe and was initially used to retrofit solid masonry walls. EIFS were introduced in North America in the 1960’s and became very popular in the 1970’s due to the oil embargo. EIFS were first used on commercial buildings and later, on homes.
The growing popularity of EIFS is due to the fact that few, if any, competitive materials offer such a wide range of desirable product benefits Chief among these are superior energy efficiency and virtually unlimited design flexibility and durability.