E.I.F.S. (Exterior insulation finishing system) REPAIR, Do not Make the Mistake of Hiring a painting contractor to patch EIFS, patching EIFS is a tedious process for a trained professional, and certainly not the job for a painter! Before hiring a painter, take a quick trip through any local shopping center or retail center, paying close attention to the sign-age walls above. We Will Let You Decide Who Patched What. Whether you have water damage, or an exterior that has shown its age with Mold or Cracks. Indiana Walls can help you recapture your exterior beauty, and or design a whole new concept that will stand out for years to come.
As the years go by EIFS and stucco may dull from the constant element exposure, most find that a Quick fix from a painting contractor leaves them in the same boat a year down the road, only with cracks and pealing paint this time around. Correctly repairing EIFS is more complicated then a coat of paint, the anti-bonding properties in the EIFS (synthetic) finishes introduced to repel mold and mildew, are made to work against the very bond sought after by the paint manufacturers, causing delamination of the paint products at a faster then normal pace.We only apply correct materials for every situation, always utilizing EIFS manufacturer based coatings, rather then the much harder paint products, offering a more permanent fix that last. Indiana Walls will inspect your exterior and isolate your problem and walk you through the repair/re-new process step by step.
PAINTING EIFS CHANGES THE TEXTURE - Most EIFS repair contractors simply will not tell you, that even though you may have matched your existing EIFS color in perfect form, there is ALWAYS a noticeable difference in painted/unpainted EIFS, regardless if its a new application, or one that has been applied years ago. The paint fills the tiny texture pores thereby reducing the shadow, and therefore making the material appear much lighter then the unpainted new/existing EIFS. In most situations the Owner has areas of repair extensive enough for total replacement of the base/finish, creating a new EIFS area, while only painting areas in better shape, not realizing the obvious difference they will soon see. Indiana Wall Systems ALWAYS makes our customers aware of this unsightly mess before hand, often offering up pricing, containing the painting of the new EIFS area as well, and all for less then our competitors. There are no surprises in our repairs, and we will educate you, the customer on steps that should be taken to prevent obvious differences in post finish condition.
WOODPECKERS - As many of you already know very well, there are a few species of woodpeckers who regularly attack E.I.F.S. products.
Repairing Woodpecker holes can, and often will, begin to be a problem, leaving the homeowner with an unsightly mess of patches, and or refacing the EIFS many times per year.
Due to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Federal Agencies, these animals are a protected species, which adds to the difficulty is ceasing their periodic, and sometimes annual attacks on homes. The holes created by these creatures allow moisture to saturate sub-straights, causing mold, mildew and general decay to the biodegradable wood and combustible construction materials, typically used here in the States. Leaving an open hole in EIFS is never a good idea.
Years of dealing with what seemed to be an odd issue at first, became nothing short of a real battle. With several trips back to homes, repairing small holes, often times high up on the side of a home, presenting tedious EIFS patching situations throughout what were in many cases, new walls! We have our own methods of dealing with these birds. Our methods do not harm the birds, rather scare them, and keep them from coming back. With a few small installations, we will have your home bird free, hole free forever. We have seen many ideas on line over the years, always ending in failure. But our customers know very well, and are setting back with real piece of mind, bird and hole free. (Certainly not speaking of Dryvit's Owls)
Standing behind our work for a full decade, created real sustainable problems in dealing with these birds, and their substantial contribution to our work load, and obvious needed repetitive mobilizations to both honor our claims, and retain our reputation. Pouring many hours of on-site research and development, we discovered real quick back then, most methods of stopping these birds were pure Bologna. It takes keen observation and charting, followed by very specific placement and delivery, rendering absolute elimination, leaving birds in the trees unharmed, and walls looking as good as the day we finished them. Our methods include no pesticides, electric, moving parts, unsightly additions, Owls, dummies or any of the other endless contributions aimed at stopping this problem.
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