Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) exterior wall board from Carpenter Co. offer greater energy efficiency and design flexibility than any other cladding product. Used in both commercial and residential structures, EIFS literally wraps the building in a thermal blanket that reduces air infiltration by as much as 55% compared to brick and wood construction. EIFS covers the gaps left by traditional between-the-studs interior insulation, raising the R-value of the building from R-11 to R-16 or more. With cladding this air-tight, you may be able to specify a lower capacity heating and air conditioning system.
That’s just part of the beauty of an Exterior Insulation and Finish System. World class manufacturing offers a wide variety of textures and a limitless number of colors, EIFS can be fashioned into virtually any shape or design. Cornices, arches, columns, keystones, special moldings – features that are often cost-prohibitive with other materials – can be precision cut out of insulation board and covered with EIFS base coat, mesh and finish coat. The cladding will last the life of the building.
For more information about EIFS, visit www.EIMA.com or contact a Carpenter Co. representative.
Carpenter Co. is certified for ASTM E2430 by Underwriters Laboratories, and listed as a 3rd Party vendor exterior wall board packaged for Acrocrete, Finestone, Senergy, Sonowall, Dryvit, STO, TEC, Teifs, and Masterwall.