EIFS Revealed


Where the EIFS terminates, consideration must be given to air barrier connections and deflecting water away from the wall assembly.  This requires coordination and sequencing with different trades on the building.  The beauty of a LA-WRB is that flashings may easily be integrated into the drainage system without concern about ship-lapping membranes.  All the applications bond into one monolithic layer.

Flashings shall be designed to terminate outbound of the wall cladding (code requirement) and shall be durable.  Consideration should be given to thermal bridging and materials that have improved thermal performance. [http://www.buildingsciencelabs.com/consulting/drip-edges-devil-details/ ]