Without realizing it, you have most likely seen exterior insulation systems. Exterior insulation and finish systems look like concrete or stucco. Knowing the pros and cons of this system will help you make a better decision about your property's insulation. Take this quiz to see how much you know about exterior insulation.
Exterior insulation and finish systems are used for what type of construction?
What materials are used for exterior insulation and finish systems?
What do exterior insulation and finish systems look like?
When were exterior insulation and finish systems first used?
After WWII, damaged buildings in Germany were repaired with this system and was brought to the U.S. in the 1960s.
What does exterior insulation and finish systems increase?
How is exterior insulation used to improve the appearance of a building?
Does exterior insulation and finish systems have climate restrictions?
What is a problematic about exterior insulation and finish systems?
Why is the installation of exterior insulation difficult?
The availability of experienced installers is limited.
There are different installation methods for the different products.
Both answers are correct.
What is a common problem with material installation?
What famous building has exterior insulation?
Boston City Hall
What is the purpose of exterior insulation and finish systems?
Can exterior insulation be installed on all buildings?
All buildings may use this insulation.
No buildings may use this insulation.
Buildings must have the proper building code for use of this insulation.
Are exterior insulation and finish systems suitable for new or old building construction?
What do most exterior walls have?
Who is responsible for exterior insulation and finish systems failing their waterproof claims?
difficult to determine
Homeowners, who installed exterior insulation themselves, had what types of problems?
What structures have looser building standards for the use of exterior insulation and finish systems?
According to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, provided the exterior insulation is properly installed, how much may be saved on energy bills?
10 to 20 percent
20 to 30 percent
30 to 40 percent
Where is installation of exterior insulation done?