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Brick Siding

Brick is one of the most resilient siding materials. It is considering a masonry siding product.  It is expected to last 100 years because it withstands most of the forces which deteriorate siding products. For the first 25-30 years you will enjoy maintenance free siding and after that amount of time limited maintenance is required. Furthermore, brick siding doesn’t need to be painted, doesn't rot or fade, and weathers attractively. It also provides outstanding insulation for your house. Brick siding can also be customizable because they come in many sizes, textures, and colors and can be laid in many patterns.

It’s important to note that brick siding accompanies a wood frame structure so it isn’t used as a structural component. Brick siding is typically applied to a wood-framed wall over building paper. Mortar holds the bricks in place, a mixture of cement, sand, lime, and water. The mortar can be finished in a variety of different ways including:

  • Concave
  • Flush with the bricks
  • Extruded between the bricks
  • Raked
  • V-joined

Things to know about Brick Siding:

  • Brick siding is made of fired clay which is water repellent, easy to maintain and available in hundreds of colors.
  • Typical maintenance includes repairing loose joints between bricks because the brick will become brittle over time. Other forms of maintenance include moss control and water sealing.
  • Brick can take on extreme weather conditions such as high winds, hail, and heavy rain. These conditions can pockmark, crack, and peel off other forms of home siding materials.
  • Laying brick around your homes exterior contributes to an excellent layer of insulation for your house.
  • Brick siding is more expensive then most other siding options. 

Interested in More Information in Brick Siding?

Brick Siding could be the right match for you and your home’s needs. However, you'll want to make sure you are choosing the right Siding material for your home and your budget. If you would like to find out if brick siding will work for you, we offer Free Siding Quotes from top quality local contractors.

Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied.

Shopping for Vinyl Siding

Any conscious consumer is wise enough to keep their budget in mind while shopping around for new siding, or any other item for that matter. Siding, in particular, can be broken down into the cost for installation and the cost for material. These are the two areas that you should focus on when trying to purchase the best siding option that fits into your budget. Furthermore, their will be additional costs for maintaining your siding that you should make sure to consider.

Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.