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TYPES OF EIFS
MINERAL WOOL INSULATION
When fire-rated separations are necessary, EIFS design complies with Ontario Building Code requirements. Mineral wool insulation is substituted for the standard rigid panel product. It makes the installation a little-more challenging to complete, but your project can still enjoy all the benefits that EIFS provides. The systems also comply with Building Code requirements for moisture management and pressure balancing of a wall cavity. Proper design is used to address wall openings.
DRAINED EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE INSULATION (EPS)
EPS or, expanded polystyrene, is the EIFS insulation standard and is a rigid panel that comes in different thicknesses and densities. The higher the density, the higher the thermal value. When moisture management is necessary in the wall assembly, a drainage cavity is integrated into the concealed face of the insulation. The drainage system is described in the Building Code as a 'Geometrically Designed Drainage Cavity.' Your design professional will select the thermal performance after doing a dew-point analysis of your building envelope.
DIRECT APPLIED COATINGS
When insulation is not required, or is part of an underlying assembly, a direct applied coating can be used over a variety of substrates. The system is suitable for walls, ceilings, soffits, and high-humidity areas. The coating systems can be designed to provide all the colour variations, textures, and patterns your project needs.
SHOP DRAWINGS, DESIGN, AND ENGINEERING
A project can sometimes require shop drawings and engineering that is specific to the building design and jobsite location. There could be seismic, wind load, or other environmental factors. Panelized, or modular, methods will always be accompanied by engineered design, and restoration work can often have unique site conditions that require creative solutions to bring the the performance of the building envelope back to where it needs to be.
EIFS - Non Combustible
EIFS - EPS Drained
EIFS - Direct Applied
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