Conventional and E.I.F.S. Stucco Applications
Stucco is a very versatile exterior finishing option for your property. It is very durable and when installed properly, will last for decades. A newer exterior option for your property is E.I.F.S. (Exterior Insulation and Finishing System). ECO-Max Contruction Inc. in Calgary, AB is an expert in the installation of both conventional and E.I.F.S. stucco. We will help you choose the right material for your property.
Conventional stucco is a very durable material. It is made from Portland cement, sand, limestone powder, and water. Stucco is applied in three layers. First, a mesh base that looks very similar to chicken wire is installed on the property’s exterior. Then three coats of stucco are applied to the property. Stucco is very customizable and there are many decorative elements that you can add to enhance the appearance of your property.
There are many benefits to traditional stucco. It cures quickly and is repairable. It is affordable and long-lasting. It breathes well and does not retain moisture.
E.I.F.S. is a synthetic option for conventional stucco. It is much lighter than stucco and is more resistant to cracks. It has gained in popularity as it increases the insulation of your property. This will help to make your property more energy-efficient.
The E.I.F.S. system is made up of six components:
- A water-resistive barrier.
- A drainage plane.
- An insulation board.
- Glass-fiber reinforcing mesh.
- Water-resistant base coat.
- A finish coat.
If you are considering either conventional stucco or E.I.F.S., call ECO-Max Construction Inc. in Calgary, AB. Our experts will meet with you to determine which system is better suited to your needs. We will ensure that your property looks great and is well protected from the elements. We are the stucco experts trusted by Calgary!
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