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EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes

EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes

Windows Leak – Problem 3

Windows Leak – Problem 3

By on Jul 16, 2018 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Improper or Missing Perimeter Sealing Wood windows present the most significant remediation problems. Double-hung wood windows are common in EIFS homes and fail at the highest rate of any type of window. The average EIFS-clad home in the United States has 31 window units. High moisture readings associated with windows occur in fewer than 1 of every 8 window units on...

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Windows Leak – Problem 2

Windows Leak – Problem 2

By on Jul 6, 2018 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Poor Window Design And Components Many window manufacturers still use soft, untreated wood components in their windows. Once the moisture makes it to this wood, rot can happen quickly. This new window was installed in a $1 million home in 2003. The miter joint was already partially compromised at the time it was installed. The rough opening preparation is also...

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Chicago – Naperville EIFS And Stucco Home Buyers And Sellers

By on Dec 4, 2016 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

MoistureFree Warranty spent months and thousands of dollars to be in compliance with the Illinois Department of Insurance. Chicago and Naperville Dryvit EIFS and Stucco home buyers and sellers beware of companies or individuals purporting to offer a stucco bond or a stucco warranty in the State of Illinois. There are absolutely no stucco bonds, and the only approved...

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Windows Leak – Problem 1

Windows Leak – Problem 1

By on Jan 18, 2016 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes, Stucco News | 0 comments

Poor Rough Opening Preparation Approximately 60% to 70% of all high moisture readings in EIFS-clad homes occur at window and door locations. Windows are by far the largest contributor to moisture problems, mainly due to the significant number of window units found in the average EIFS-clad home. Many rough openings have no protection from leaks from around or within...

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EIFS & Stucco Window Leak Problems

EIFS & Stucco Window Leak Problems

By on Oct 20, 2015 in EIFS & Stucco Problems and Fixes | 0 comments

Problem #1 Window Leaks: About 70% of all leaks in the stucco cladding are caused by windows. Most stucco window leaks occur at the corners (miter joints) and the mullion (the divider between the windows). The perimeter only makes up about 10% of stucco window leaks and window failures which allow water to enter the stucco...

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