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Term: (EIFS) External Insulation Finishing System

A system which combines exterior insulation and some type of stucco cladding for buildings. Based on rain control strategy, there are two types of EIFS available in the U.S.—perfect barrier face-sealed systems and drained systems.

Source: BSD-146: EIFS—Problems and Solutions, RR-0406: Face Sealed vs. Drainable EIFS

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