Oregon Statutes - Chapter 701 - Construction Contractors and Contracts - Section 701.555 - Barrier-type exterior insulation and finish systems.

(1) As used in this section, “barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system” means a foam insulation board inner layer, a polymer and cement base coat middle layer reinforced with glass fiber mesh and a textured finish coat exterior layer, in which:

(a) The layers are bonded to the outside face of an exterior wall;

(b) The middle or exterior layer, but not the inner layer, provides a water resistant barrier for the exterior of the building envelope;

(c) The layers do not provide a means of drainage for water that accumulates behind the exterior surface; and

(d) The layers insulate the building.

(2) A person licensed or required to be licensed under this chapter may not install a barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system on:

(a) A new building; or

(b) An existing building, except as necessary to repair or replace a previously installed barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system.

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to the application of a barrier-type exterior insulation and finish system:

(a) As an architectural feature that is not intended to protect an interior space of the building; or

(b) To a concrete wall or a concrete masonry unit block wall. [2007 c.851 §2]

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