The myth that EIFS isn’t strong enough doesn’t work anymore. Advancements in the system have shown how strong it really is:
- A 100% acrylic binder to prevent yellowing, chalking, and cracking.
- A color that is tied into the finish, so if the system’s exterior is damaged with a scratch it will go unnoticed.
- The system is designed to be flexible to movement when a building expands and contracts from weather changes.
Sometimes, seeing is believing though; so here are some videos to show you the durability of EIFS. It definitely packs a punch.
Here is a sledgehammer and screwdriver test from BASF Wall Systems:
Dryvit Systems “Missile Test”
So, when you’re told that EIFS isn’t a durable option, you tell them otherwise because you know better.