"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.
Unless there are architectural controls in place, homeowners are free to select any code-proofed building material, including brick. Moreover, brick blends in with just about every architectural style and neighborhood setting there is. But 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?
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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.