"The Three Little Pigs” were right: brick provides superior shelter in ways other cladding materials can’t match in terms of durability, fire protection, protection from wind-borne debris and more.
Many of the most beautiful buildings and streetscapes have been clad with fired clay brick. Because of brick's longevity, flexibility and permanent color, it looks just as great on historic colonial structures as it does on sleek, contemporary office buildings.
Brick builds better value. No other material provides as much aesthetic, protective and long-lasting value as a building clad with brick.
Recent research of common residential wall assemblies shows brick reduces the amount of heat that transfers through the wall up to 50% better than fiber cement, vinyl or even EIFS (synthetic stucco).
How Does Brick Save Energy?
If builders say brick is too expensive, don’t be misinformed!! Brick is actually much less expensive than many homeowners are led to believe. In fact, full-size, genuine clay brick is significantly less expensive than artificial (and of course real) stone, and not that much more expensive than fiber cement. These numbers come from RSMeans ® - not BIA. So if a builder doesn’t want to use brick after hearing all of this, why not?
Why Choose Clay Brick
HGTV DIY Cedar Planter
Brick is versatile well beyond brick houses, schools, streets and landscaping. Check out this video from HGTV on how to build yourself a beautiful brick and cedar planter with your house number on it! With wide color and texture choices, brick provides you lots of DIY options. And because real brick is made from fired clay, it’ll look great for a very long time!
Firefighters Choose Brick Clemson Impact Test
Why You Should Choose Brick Exteriors Instead of Siding for Your Next Home
Fire Testing - Brick vs.
Vinyl & Fiber Cement
Wind-Borne Debris –
Brick vs. Fiber Cement
Hail Damage Video
Genuine Clay Pavers
for Beauty Beneath You
Brick Paver Paths,
Patios & More
In the U.S., Americans have used clay brick pavers since the earliest colonial days. Some pavers are still in place after 200 years. Today, many architects, homeowners, builders, designers and city planners prefer clay brick pavers over other surfaces because of their superior color retention, unmatched durability, strength, design options and low maintenance. For homeowners, clay pavers can transform garden pathways, driveways and patios.