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Woodpecker Repair Calgary

Woodpecker Damage

How do I prevent woodpecker damage to my EIFS?

Woodpecker damage to your EIFS can compromise your home’s all-important water resistant barrier. When customers call us to repair woodpecker damage they ask, “how do we stop the woodpeckers from coming back?” When it comes to woodpecker damage to EIFS System, the solutions is to apply Shieldit By Dryvit witch is woodpecker resistant coating that has been approved in industry with 10 years warranty. Shieldit is 2-Pass Base Coat Which Improves Impact Resistance and Provides Protection from Woodpecker Damage for EIFS Substrates.


 ShieldIt Base Coats are acrylic polymer-modified products, which are mixed in a proprietary ratio to produce two composite base coats. Together, they provide a durable layer that protects the wall from woodpecker damage. The base coats are used over the top of existing EIFS lamina in a renovation scenario or over a reinforced base coat in a new construction scenario.​



A solution for warding off woodpeckers and providing greater impact resistance to EIFS, by utilizing a proprietary composite base coat system. The combination of the two ShieldIt Base Coat layers changes the surface characteristics to deter woodpeckers from pecking their way through the lamina in new and existing EIFS assemblies. This composite layer will increase the point-impact resistance of the lamina, and can also be used in existing areas where Dryvit’s high impact resistanPanzer® reinforcing mesh cannot be incorporated, such as architectural profiles, trims, etc.



  • Over 175X Point impact resistance.

  • Excellent durability, adhesion

  • Protects against woodpeckers

  • Governs the thickness of each coat



  1. The EIFS lamina must be in good serviceable condition with reinforcing mesh totally
    embedded in the EIFS base coat. At locations where there is damage to the existing
    lamina, repair insulation and lamina as per DryvitCARE™ EIFS Repair Procedure,

  2. Applying the ShieldIt  1st Base Coat layers on an existing EIFS

  3. Applying the ShieldIt  2nd Base Coat layers on an existing EIFS lamina.

  4. Color and texture match existing or wide range of textured finishes, including Sandpebble™,
    Sandpebble Fine™, Sandblast®, Quarzputz®, Freestyle® or the Weatherlastic™, E
    Finish™ or NT Finishes™. Our specialty finishes can also be used, including Custom
    Brick™, Lymestone™, TerraNeo™, Ameristone™, Stone Mist™ and Tuscan Glaze™


  • 10 years warranty by Dryvit for any issues on the area that's been covered by Shieldit by woodpecker. 


The Woodpecker Problem

Woodpeckers are very territorial. They may return year after year to the same general spot. Woodpeckers damage EIFS and other types of home exteriors such as cedar windows, fascia or siding, and softer cladding materials. Damage most often appears during the breeding season, March through May. The birds peck at the EIFS for the sound, which is similar to that of a hollow tree. They do not nest in the holes they make–unfortunately, smaller birds will nest in woodpecker holes

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