This was an exterior renovation on a large home that was sided originally with EIFS cladding (Exterior Insulation & Finish System). EIFS is essentially 1 to 1 ½ inches of Styrofoam attached directly to the plywood sheathing with a finish stucco coat applied over the Styrofoam. Styrofoam attached to a wood substrate is a very poor choice in our climate as the Styrofoam traps (and absorbs) excess moisture creating a perfect environment for dry rot and mold to occur.
This was a large project that was completed in Camas, WA. There were multiple challenges on this project specifically weather related as the majority of the project was performed through the winter months. Once all of the EIFS cladding was removed we transformed this home into a NW traditional design through the use of heavy cedar and stone accents.