Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.555
Barrier-type exterior insulation and finish systems


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:


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


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


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


The layers insulate the building.


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


A new building; or


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


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


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


To a concrete wall or a concrete masonry unit block wall. [2007 c.851 §2]
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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