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About Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS)

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Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS)

Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS)

StoThermŽ Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) are insulated wall claddings that provide buildings with a blanket of continuous insulation that protects the exterior from temperature fluctuations and keeps interiors more comfortable. This high-performing, eye-catching wall cladding system saves energy and stays attractive for years.

StoTherm EIFS improves indoor comfort and air quality while maintaining maximum curb appeal and lowering overall life cycle costs, delivering unparalleled energy efficiency and durability for today’s sustainable building construction.

StoTherm EIFS systems are available in two options, EIFS with Drainage systems (StoTherm NExT) and Barrier EIFS systems (StoTherm).

           EIFS with drainage  and continuous insulation            Barrier EIFS with continuous insulation

EIFS with Drainage
StoTherm NExT (with StoGuard moisture protection)

Barrier EIFS
StoTherm

StoTherm NExT system features

  • Secondary water resistive barrier to protect sheathing
  • Structural air barrier
  • Vertical ribbons of adhesive for drainage
  • Continuous insulation for energy efficiency
  • A selection of textured finishes for design flexibility

StoTherm EIFS systems features

  • Continuous insulation for energy efficiency
  • A selection of textured finishes for design flexibility

StoTherm Exterior Insulation Cladding Provides Superior Energy Savings

The continuous exterior insulation of StoTherm EIFS wraps the building in a protective blanket of rigid expanded polystyrene board. Boards with thicknesses of 1 to 12 inches can provide insulating R-Values of up to 59, more than 4 times that of non-insulated claddings such as brick or stucco. Plus, by placing the insulation layer on the exterior of the building, heat loss caused by thermal bridging through the metal or wood framing studs is minimized. This heat loss, called thermal bridging, can significantly reduce the effective R-value of traditional, between-the-studs insulation.

StoTherm Insulated Wall Claddings Provide Design Freedom and Versatility

StoTherm Insulated Wall Claddings provide freedom of design well beyond what other cladding systems can offer. Form, details, color and texture offer the designer endless possibilities. Features such as curves, quioins, accent bands and sculptured details are easy and economical to fabricate and install. This flexibility enables the architect to work within a wide range of architectural styles, as well as to realize his or her own unique creative vision.

Sto Finishes feature pure white marble aggregate, 100% acrylic polymers, and a variety of textures and integral color options to enhance the design and harmonize with the surrounding environment. StoTherm offers unlimited color choices at no additional cost.

Different systems offered by Sto are:

Brochures for Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS)

Brochures for Exterior Insulated Finish Systems (EIFS)
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News archive:
Sto Corp. Understands The importance Of Color And Design In Architecture. (Oct 17, 2012)
EIFS Outperforms other claddings (Sep 30, 2008)
With StoTherm® NExT, Energy Efficiency is the Key to Sustainable Construction (Aug 16, 2008)

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