Why Brick?


Classic Beauty: The world's most beautiful homes are built with brick. Nothing else can match its classic style and elegance. Building with brick says, "You have arrived."

Strength: Brick is one of the world's oldest building materials. It is pest and weather resistant, and it's fireproof. Brick homes built hundreds of years ago are still standing, and look as distinguished today as they did the day they were built.

Lasting Value: Brick's beauty and practicality are always a plus when you resell. In real estate advertising, if a home is made of brick the ad always mentions it, because brick offers a selling advantage. On average, a brick exterior enhances the resale value of your home by 6% or more.

Energy Efficiency: Brick's exceptional "thermal mass" means that it absorbs heat and slows down heat transfer. In summer, brick slowly absorbs heat from the sun and keeps your home cooler during the hottest part of the day. In winter, the brick on your house holds the house's heat longer, keeping you warmer.

Low Maintenance: Brick never needs to be painted. It never rots, fades, warps, burns, dents, tears or becomes brittle. It's one of the most enduring building materials known, and you don't have to do a thing to keep it looking beautiful.

Simply put, building with brick is good for your bottom line.  Of all exterior finish products, brick has a greater market appeal. Studies by the National Association of Home Builders and other building organizations continually find that 60% of the nation's homebuyers prefer brick homes. Brick homes command higher selling prices.  For you, the consumer, a brick home means a sound investment and savings.

Brick increases a home's investment value, sells faster, and brings a higher resale price. Brick is virtually maintenance-free.  Brick doesn’t burn and subsequently can reduce fire insurance premiums by up to 50%. Brick is energy efficient.  Brick's mass also makes it a very effective noise insulator as well.

Brick can save you thousands of dollars over the life of a mortgage in maintenance cost alone.  Brick only adds 7% to 9% to the cost of a house over vinyl siding while saving the home owner 8-15% in heating and cooling cost, and up to 50% in insurance cost.