Brick Benefits

Why Choose Brick?

Clay brick requires virtually no maintenance over the decades, and is naturally energy efficient, saving you time and money in the long-haul. Clay brick provides superior protection from natural disasters to keep your family and home safe, and does so with a timeless style of unmatched beauty and quality.

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Clay brick is proven to withstand the test of time

For centuries, clay brick has provided unbeatable protection against the elements with unmatched durability, even working to absorb exterior noise. Unlike other building materials, the brick color won't fade over time and does not require a maintenance schedule for upkeep. It is sustainability sourced and manufacturered from earth's natural and abundant materials. Clay brick is also 100% recyclable and can be reused on new builds, renovations or mulched for landscaping.

Best Protection Against The Elements

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Fire Protection

Time is of the essence when it comes to preventing fire damage and saving lives. On average, clay brick provides an unbeatable 1.5 hours of protection against fire compared to stucco and vinyl barely lasting 30 minutes. This extra time allows firefighters to safely evacuate everyone while minimizing the damage to your home and property. 

Storm Protection

When it comes to hurricanes and tornados, clay brick stands strong to protect your home against wind-blown debris, hail, and moisture. Brick is unapologetically durable, working to keep your home and family safe during natural disasters.

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Low Maintenance

Brick requires virtually no maintenance over the decades, saving you money and giving back your free-time that would otherwise be spent on repairs, replacements, and upkeep. Clay brick will never melt, rot, dent, or need to be painted, and it will never tear or be eaten by termites. Brick will never fade in color and will look fantastic for generations to come.

Energy Efficiency

Clay brick is naturally energy efficient and helps to keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Brick has been proven to improve energy efficiency up to 26% better than fiber cement, vinyl or even EIFS (synthetic stucco), helping to save you money on your energy bills!


More Affordable Than You Think

A brick home is much more affordable than you may think! The national average for a four-sided clay brick home is 23% cheaper than stone and 6% cheaper than stucco. Brick exteriors represent less than 10% of the total construction cost. A brick home will often lower your insurance premiums and can boost your resale. With virtually no maintenance, you're saving money on repairs and upkeep overtime.

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Brick Saves You Time And Money

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Sustainability & Aesthetics

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Environmentally Friendly

Brick is sustainably sourced and is also 100% recyclable to be used in renovations, new builds, or landscaping. Energy efficient clay brick is built to last generations with minimal maintenance. Learn more about how the sustainability of brick compares to the competition:


Timeless Beauty

Brick is timeless. With tons of different colors, sizes, and patterns to choose from, you can create a custom build unique to your aesthetic. Brick can be used to create stunning homes, backsplashes, accent walls, patios, sidewalks, and so much more. Check out our inspiration gallery to see our favoite award-winning brick builds.


Where To Buy Brick

BIA members manufacture, distribute clay brick or provide products and services to the industry. Find one closest to you through BIA's database.

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Comparing Clay Brick To The Competition

With so many new cladding materials touting how great they are, is brick still the best investment you can make to clad your home? Read the fact sheets below that compare genuine clay brick to a variety of other cladding materials including concrete masonry, EIFS, fiber cement, manufactured stone and vinyl to learn more. Not only does brick provide unbeatable benefits, it may be much more affordable than you may think! Utilize our calculators to determine the estimated cost differences of a four-sided brick home to other cladding options.


Cladding Cost Comparison:

Simply enter your zip code into our Cost Comparison calculator to compare the estimated cost of a four-sided brick home to the cost of vinyl, stucco, fiber cement, stone, and wood. All you need is your zip code!


Mortgage Cost Calculator:

Use our Mortgage Calculator to determine your estimated cost difference of a house with brick on all four sides compared to vinyl, fiber cement, stucco, wood, and stone. All you need is your estimated loan amount and interest rate!

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