Synthetic stucco is a man-made covering used on homes, touted for its excellent insulation qualities. In recent years there’s been controversy about synthetic stucco, or EIFS, as the industry calls it, because moisture has come between the synthetic stucco and the walls of the home. The moisture causes significant and expensive damage to the home. The EIFS industry says the moisture-related installation problems have become more rare, but it’s still difficult to find a good, reputable installer.
When you buy a home you may not be thinking about home repair right away. But it's important to save money you can use toward home repair so that you're not in a bind at the last minute. Learn about some of the typical types of home repair and home improvement projects you should save money for.
Homes may be covered in stucco or synthetic stucco. Most problems are with synthetic stucco called EIFS (exterior insulation finishing system). Learn how a home inspection can help you discover moisture problems related to synthetic stucco.
Many homeowners are now discovering that synthetic stucco, if applied incorrectly and not maintained properly, can cause tremendous damage to the interior structure of a home. Maintenance plays a more important role with synthetic stucco than any other kind of exterior finishing.