Brick is a timeless siding choice that will give your home a warm, classic look while remaining durable and structurally sound for many, many years. In todays world it is also nice to know that Brick is environmentally friendly due to the natural origins of the raw materials used to make up brick. Other great characteristics of brick is the fact that they require very little maintenance and offer high resale value on your home.
Brick veneer is an affordable option.
These days, it’s easier than ever to get the traditional brick look without using traditional brick. Brick veneer is made out of real brick and manufactured brick veneer is generally made out of cement along with other products to give the same looks as real brick veneer. Both of these products usually are around 1 ¾” thick allowing them to be very versatile. They are just as rich and authentic as traditional brick siding, but easier to install and therefore less expensive.
Besides being cost effective without sacrificing durability (brick veneer can easily last upwards of a century), brick veneer does have other benefits for homeowners. For one, it can be installed over standard wood framing, which is almost every residential home being built in this area today. Also, brick veneer can be used to enhance the design of your home, which may be difficult with heavier and thicker, traditional bricks.
Whether brick or brick veneer is chosen, the product is only as good as the installation. Installing a complete brick or brick veneer system with the proper water/moisture management system is key in guaranteeing the long life of the brick on your home. At Ai, we’ve been working with homeowners since 1997 to ensure that their homes are not only beautiful on the exterior, but also fully protected against the elements.