EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System)

One reason EIFS is so popular is that it makes decorative details easy to create.

An exhaust duct hole through the EIFS cladding reveals the constituent EIFS components.

Useful Links:

1. General: What is EIFS? See this "About EIFS" page at the website of the EIFS Industry Members Association.

2. GeneralThis article about EIFS is heavy on the LEED information, but is also worth reading for the general EIFS info that it provides. It's on the Whole Building Design Guide site, which is maintained by the National Institute of Building Sciences.

3. Inspection of EIFS: Brief guidelines are available here on the EIMA website, and more detailed information is available here on the Senergy website.

4. Technical: For a look at how an EIFS system is put together, check out the construction details available on this page at the website of the BASF Senergy division.

5. Technical: Repair and Maintenance of EIFS: A very good EIFS repair and maintenance guide is provided by the Sto Corporation on their website.

6. TechnicalTechnical literature on various EIFS components can be accessed at the Parex website. This is only an example and other products and brands may be different. 

7. See here for a list of EIFS manufacturers.