Blog Posts

Read the Dryvit Blog for insights into enhancing the building facade with exterior cladding, EIFS panels, architectural coatings, insulated finishes, and more.

The Role of Architects in Energy Retrofits

Get ahead of the curve in sustainable design and restoration projects with our comprehensive guide for architects on energy retrofits. Discover solutions from smaller building upgrades to large-scale, deep energy retrofits. Learn how to audit and inspect buildings, propose strategies to owners, and implement measures for long-term results, while ensuring you're ready for increasing energy-driven programs and policies.

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The Deep Energy Retrofit Initiative: The ABCs of DER

What is Deep Energy Retrofit? We’ve provided a glossary of key terms to help you learn the basics about this sustainable construction trend.

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EIFS vs Stucco: What's the Difference

Explore the world of building materials with our in-depth comparison of EIFS and Stucco. Discover their strengths, versatility, cost-effectiveness, durability, and long-term benefits, and ultimately decide which one is perfect for your next project.

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EIFS: The Durable, Energy-Efficient Cladding Solution

Perhaps no modern exterior cladding can claim the multitude of benefits an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) can. The cladding has become a top choice for exteriors as it relates to aesthetics and energy efficiency. But the benefits aren’t restricted solely to curb appeal and utility bills. Read this Infographic for an in-depth look at EIFS features and benefits.

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The Sphere Made Possible with Exterior Wall Panels

Discover how Dryvit's EIFS panels played a key role in creating The Sphere, the world's largest spherical structure, in Las Vegas. Innovative offsite construction with Dryvit's Outsulite prefabricated panels provided a streamlined solution for the geometric complexities, project timescales, and heavy daily foot traffic of this groundbreaking venue.

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Choosing an Exterior Finish: 6 Options for New Architects to Consider

New architects should understand various exterior finishes and how they can accommodate the building owner's sustainability, design, and budgetary needs.

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2024 Color Trends for Building Facades

If you’re looking to add color to your building façade, check out these 2024 color trends and their accompanying Dryvit architectural finishes.

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The Building Owner's Guide to Starting a Deep Energy Retrofit

This blog post offers insight for property owners and industry stakeholders surrounding the initial steps of undertaking a deep energy retrofit project to restore a building and increase its energy efficiency.

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Offsite 101

Learn about how to incorporate off-site construction and prefabrication into your next building restoration or new build. From exterior wall panels to full modular units, there's an off-site approach to suit any project.

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Exterior Building Color Trends for 2023

Transform your residential or commercial building with new paint, acrylic finishes or a panelized cladding system using these exterior design trends.