An exterior insulation finish system, or EIFS, is a collection of custom panels fitted to the outside of a home. The thin panels are made from polystyrene, layered with other materials and then finished with a synthetic substance meant to look like stucco. They are attached with fasteners or adhesives to the house. Installing an EIFS or Stucco Toronto has several benefits.
Improve Energy Efficiency
One of the main benefits is that an EIFS will improve the energy efficiency of any home. The layered barrier and external finish work together to stop hot and cold air from getting into the house. The panels can block some of the energy from the sun so that it is not transferred inside through the walls. Similarly, the extra layer of protection outside the house will keep more hot and cool air inside so that heating and cooling systems become more efficient. The result can be lower electricity or fuel bills during every season. The house will also feel more comfortable on a daily basis.
Many Design Options
The polystyrene that is used to create the EIFS panels is actually very versatile especially when installed by skilled professionals. An EIFS offers unlimited design options. Each of the panels can be cut and shaped into any form necessary. They can be used to match curved corners, archways or columns. They can be mounted to create a false facade that adds to the character of the building. The finish can be colored or worked in different ways so that it takes on a unique stucco-like or other type of appearance.
Keep More Space Inside and Outside
Although EIFS is a layered system, it actually takes up very little space. The panels are generally very thin. They can be mounted outside of a home without taking up much space. This is very different from some other insulation techniques that would require a much larger area. The result is that the energy efficiency and look of the home can be improved without increasing the footprint of the house. This means that there will be maximum space inside and outside even with the new panels installed.
Protect Against Moisture and Water Damage
A final benefit is that installing an EIFS can protect the structure of the home against moisture and water damage. The panels can be specially treated to be waterproof or water resistant. They can also be installed in a way so that there is a moisture barrier or other space behind the panels to prevent water from pooling inside the walls. This can protect the home from moisture for a very long time.
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Workshops appear on both residential and commercial properties. They can be used commercially to create products or to fabricate parts. They can also be a dedicated space outside a home for pursing a hobby like woodworking. Steel buildings are a good choice for both residential and commercial workshops. Steel workshop buildings have several advantages over conventional structures.
Steel Workshops Can Fit Anywhere
A problem with building a workshop from wood or concrete is that a large amount of space is needed for the foundation and for construction. This is not a problem with steel workshops. The steel building can be erected in nearly any location where the ground is flat. They are available in a range of sizes from small buildings for a backyard to large buildings that can house industrial equipment. Steel buildings can also be erected fast from a kit so that the property is not littered with construction equipment and materials for months at a time.
Room for Large Equipment and Supplies
The reason most people need a dedicated workshop is because the space needs to hold large equipment and supplies. Traditional building materials have limits and tolerances when it comes to construction. These materials need to be supported by columns inside of the workshop. This limits the amount of space you have. Steel workshop buildings are completely open on the inside. This is true even of very large buildings. This lets you utilize the entire interior without worrying about columns and other support structures.
The Workshop Can Be Relocated
A unique feature of workshop steel buildings is that they can be relocated. The steel components can be detached from the ground and then lifted with a crane. The workshop could even be disassembled back into a portable kit. This is valuable for homeowners and business owners. Portability allows you to take the steel building with you if you buy a new home or change your business location.
Fewer Issues with Damage and Fire
Any number of hazards can regularly appear in a workshop from sparks to corrosive chemicals. These hazards could start a fire or damage conventional buildings. Fortunately, steel is resistant to many of the hazards found in workshops. Steel will not ignite from sparks, will not rust because of water and will not corrode when exposed to most common chemicals. This allows the steel workshop to last for a long time.
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