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Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS

Publication date:
November 4, 2021
Article Summary: 

This article discusses the feasibility of winter construction for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS). While there are risks associated with working in below-freezing temperatures, it is possible to carry out EIFS installation with the right precautions. Temperature and weather conditions are critical to the success of EIFS installation, and special attention should be given to ensure proper curing and system performance. The article provides guidelines for installing EIFS in cold temperatures, emphasizing the need for maintaining appropriate temperatures during and after application.


EIFS, Winter construction, Temperature, Weather conditions, Base/finish coat failures, Improper curing, System performance failures, Moisture-cure products, Efflorescence, Propane heaters, Quality control, Third-party review

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Surviving the Cold – Winter Construction: EIFS
November 4, 2021
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