Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS was developed in Europe after World War II to retrofit solid masonry walls. It has evolved primarily into a commercial exterior wall cladding system that consists of an insulation board attached to the substrate with a base coat and finish coat to simulate the look of stucco, though it’s not as resistant to abuse as stucco. AMICO lath is frequently used in these retrofit applications because of it’s superior strength and stiffness over non-metallic lath. AMICO lath and accessory beads meet IBC, RBC and ASTM Standards. During installation be sure to follow applicable codes and standards.