Last edited 24 Jun 2021

Exterior insulation and finish systems

The 2018 International Residential Code (IRC), published by the International Code Council (ICC) defines exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) as: ‘…nonstructural, nonload-bearing exterior wall cladding systems that consist of an insulation board attached either adhesively or mechanically, or both, to the substrate; an integrally reinforced base coat; and a textured protective finish coat.’

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