EIFS today are one of the most tested and well researched cladding systems in the construction industry. Research has shown and supported by the Department of Energy, has validated that EIFS are the “best performing cladding” in relation to thermal and moisture control when compared to brick, stucco and cementitious fiberboard siding. In addition EIFS is in full compliance with modern building codes which emphasize energy conservation through the use of CI (continuous insulation) and a continuous air barrier. Both these components are built into today’s EIFS products to provide maximum energy savings. Also, a reduced environmental impact over the life of the structure as well. Along with these functional advantages come virtually unlimited color, texture, and decorative choices to enhance the overall appeal and enjoyment of almost any home or structure.