Photo Credit: Alex Mead
Seen above is a construction worker putting the finishing touches on the Exterior Insulating Finish System (EIFS) of a building. EIFS are composed of insulation panels that are connected to the building via mechanical fasteners or adhesive. These panels are then covered with synthetic coatings to provide both a visually appealing and weather proof finish. Many times EIFS is confused with stucco, however, technically they are different materials.