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Freedonia Group: Regional Construction Activity Impacting Siding Material Market Shares

The popularity of stucco in the western and southern regions has allowed the... More

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AMICO Introduces Self-Draining Vented Wall System for Exterior Cladding

The HYDRODRY system provides a drainage and ventilation cavity behind exterior walls. More

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Mediterranean Makeovers

Although the construction and layout of these houses, known as Mediterranean or... More

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Stucco Products

The new One-Coat Stucco System is a pre-blended mix to which sand and water are... More

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Before + After: It Takes a Villa

When architect Dean Brenneman and remodeler Peter Pagenstecher merged their... More

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EIFS award punishes builder

Last July, a Fairfax County, Va., jury awarded over $1 million to plaintiff Brian Stafford for damage to his home caused by EIFS (Exterior Insulated Finish System), also known as synthetic stucco. The manufacturer of the EIFS used, Parex, settled with Stafford before the trial. Manufacturers have since redesigned the product with a drainage system to prevent the moisture damage, and the EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA), in conjunction with the NAHB, developed a training program to certify EIFS installers. More

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