Time is of the essence when it comes to a fire. Firefighters say clay brick provides about an 1.5 hours of extra protection whereas vinyl and fiber cement siding won't withstand an hour. Even brick veneer, or thin brick, provides an extra hour of protection both on the interior and exterior. This allows firefighters more time to do their job safely and to save your family, your home, and your possessions.
While it’s no surprise that vinyl siding becomes engulfed in flames pretty quickly, fiber cement does not attain a one-hour fire rating like brick