Sills are pitched down and away from the wall to help keep water off the wall. If a complicated or intricate design is used for a sill then the compliment of that sill will generally be of a simple style to give a look that is appealing to the eye. The style of sill can be a factor in its efficiency in moving water away from the wall, a factor we will discuss if relevant to your project.


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Columns are a grand addition to any building. EIFS allows basically any size column to be wrapped turning a boring support column into a masterpiece. Also, faux-columns are a popular addition to buildings because of the character they bring to a building and not just to beautify existing supports.

Keystone over door at on horitzonal band


Arches are most commonly used above windows or doors but also can between columns or to give trim to a circular window. Arches are equally appropriate highlighting one stand-out item on a building as they are accenting every architectural feature.

In residential work, codes only allow EIFS to be applied on top of a stucco substrate. All of the EIFS options listed in this area are ones available for residential buildings. Please contact us directly with commercial EIFS questions not answered here.

We install stucco trim using a variety of methods including building them out with solid stucco, molds and EIFS. EIFS is an Exterior Insulation and Finish System. What this means to you is that EIFS can provide unique and cost effective architectural features while increasing your homes protection from water intrusion. Many more options are available than shown here give us a call and see what we can customize for you.

EIFS cornices, bands, sills, columns, column caps and pedestals, arches, keystones, balusters, quoins and other decorative pieces are manufactured in a wide array of styles. Any EIFS piece can be custom made with a CNC machine if pre-made options are not available. Using exact engineered drawings, rough drawings, by adjusting measurements of existing drawings, or creating a scale sample the manufacturer is able to create one-of-a-kind details in a cost-effective manner.

Shown on this page are some of the most popular shapes used locally as well as shapes which are popular in the industry. Boundless options are available.

We use EIFS from a number of different manufacturers depending on job needs, other products used, style, size, amount, thickness and other factors. When choosing an EIFS piece, you need not consider any factor but appearance, we can help determine which product is right for your project.


Three column cap/pedestal examples

Top view of column cutout. Side profiles can be altered too


Balusters or spindles with real personality set your home apart from the rest. Most all exterior spindles are two inches wide square or circle sticks that don’t do much to make a home standout. Pre-made baluster options or custom designed balusters will give your home that eye-catching element you’ve been looking for.


Quoins are elements found on corners of homes which are not used for structure as they have been traditionally EIFS quoins add real sense of fortitude and power to a building. Quoins are commonly square and symmetrical along the corner of buildings sticking with the conventional look they’ve always had. However, we have worked with custom pieces whose looks have strayed far from tradition.

Layered arches


Caps and Pedestals

Standard quoins on both corners of home



Stucco Trim/EIFS

Bands are generally horizontal and commonly occur at the same height where floor or roof joists would be located internally. Vertical bands are generally used in concert with EIFS sills around windows doors or other architectural pieces. Straight topped bands are for under overhangs and soffits. Pitched top is required when fully exposed to weather.

Bottom right corner of window with slight pitch

Keystones traditionally top arches for legitimate reason but because EIFS keystones are not used for structural support the are often used to decorate horizontal door or window trim such as garage doors. This is done to match other features of the home or to add detail to an important element of the building.

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Four cornices under elevated bay window


Decorative pieces which are generally located at the top of a wall or the top or bottom of an architectural feature such as a window, deck, or wall bump-out. Straight tops are for under overhangs and soffits. Pitched top is required when fully exposed to weather. Cornices differ from bands in that they are not continuous (they repeat with spacing between) and tend to be more complicated in shape than a band.

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Cut view of band, would be continuous to end of wall

Column caps and pedestals are produced separate from the column itself allowing for much more flexibility in design. Since the column caps or pedestals are not used for support this also allows for modern and absurd designs not previously possible.

Two renderings of different style baulsters

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