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These multi-layered products are often chosen for providing both functional and aesthetic qualities in a single system. EIFS may also be referred to as variations of other products including Stucco, but they are different due to the multi-layer process used for installation.
Aesthetically, the versatility of EIFS allows them to be installed to replicate other commonly used materials on the market or create a more unique appearance. Many EIFS is so accurately installed to look like masonry products it is hard to tell the difference.
Although EIFS was introduced in the 1960’s the product on the market today is an evolved offering designed to perform better than earlier versions. If you are considering EIFS for your next project take the time to learn about enhancements to this option including changes in the waterproofing process and products.
EIFS may be marketed under several well-known brand names from leading manufacturers. Although each manufacturer has details unique to its offering, the underlying principle of EIFS is the same. The basic construction of the system creates the insulating properties that make it desirable for so many projects. Most are comprised with polystyrene insulation board that is secured to an exterior wall using an adhesive or mechanically fastened. The board is reinforced with acrylic plaster and fiberglass mesh on top. The next layer is a polymer and acrylic coat which is what makes the EIFS crack-resistant and durable to fading or color loss.
Standard available systems provide 40+ years of lifespan and excellent durability maximizing on the investment of the project. Forza Construction Services is certified to furnish and install all major EIFS manufacturers and systems — Parex, Sto, Dryvit and Synergy.
Aesthetically speaking, masonry finishes are incredibly versatile. These materials come in hundreds of colors and decorative finishes, allowing them to be easily used with many architectural styles. Masonry can also be used to create design elements by building an arch, circle, or changing wall directions.
While each of these materials can be categorized as masonry finishes, there are factors that set them apart as well. Take the time to compare each option both aesthetically and for performance.
At Forza Construction Services, our years of experience in the industry allow us to manage a range of projects. From small repairs to complete installation, our team is skilled to complete the job with high quality materials, safe job sites and proven processes. If you are looking to enhance the look of your commercial property with masonry finishes, contact us today.
The veneers can be an accent for an existing architectural element, cover a large area or create a new focal point. Stone and brick veneers can be installed alone or as part of an overall aesthetic plan which uses other exterior finishes.
Veneers can also be incorporated into elements on the grounds to become a part of the landscape and overall exterior look including sign pillars, walls or benches. Designers may also choose to integrate the veneer look as an element of the interior design on the project. The lightweight qualities of these products make them suitable for many aspects of the project beyond just the exterior building walls.
Through the manufacturing process of the veneers, you gain the appearance of natural stone with the benefit of simplified installation and more customization. To create the look you want you can choose a specific color or create a custom color blend, allowing you to achieve the desired aesthetics for the plan. Stone veneer installations can also be further customized when they’re finished with various accessories like shutters, utility vents, and windows.
There are both thin stone veneers and full-size stone veneers. Although these are often categorized together, there are some important differences to factor into selecting the right product for each project. To learn more about manufactured stone veneers for your project, contact Forza Construction Services.
Today’s stucco systems can be applied to flat or curved surfaces using several different installation methods. Aesthetically, it can be colored and finished in a variety of textures to match any architectural style. While stucco can be painted most new installations provide the ability to add pigments or utilize colored cement. When integral color is used, the need to paint is eliminated up front and reduced over time since the material is color-retentive.
In addition to coloring, the final appearance of the finish coat can be varied by changing the size and shape of the aggregate, changing the consistency of the finish mix, method or equipment used for plastering. The end result of the texture gives substance and character to the plaster surface, so it is important to work with an experienced team to guide you through the details of this selection process.
There are several installation options, making it versatile enough to be used for a range of projects. Stucco can be applied directly to a solid base such as masonry or concrete walls. It’s also commonly installed to a metal lath attached to sheathing over frame construction.
For Portland Cement Stucco System installation or repairs in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas, contact Forza Construction Services.