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Brick siding is one of the most tried and true siding methods available to homeowners. You can't beat it on looks or longevity; it's an excellent insulator; and it adds structural integrity and toughness to any home. Finally, for those who want a brick home on a budget, there are a number of new "thin brick" veneers available on the market that mimic real brick but come without the high installation costs of true brick construction.
The Toughest Siding in the Business
Most people choose brick for its appearance, but it's important not to overlook its structural benefits as well. Extreme weather conditions such as high winds, hail, and heavy rain can pockmark, crack, and peel off other forms of home siding materials. Brick, on the other hand, rarely sustains any damage from these weather events. In fact, the only mark against brick when it comes to weather is extremely cold temperatures. Older brick can be damaged by the combination of high moisture and extreme cold, though new brick materials are made to withstand any temperature and are fast catching on in even the coldest of climates.
An Added Layer of Insulation
The other benefit of brick siding is its insulating properties. Laying brick around your home's exterior is paramount to investing in an extra layer of insulation for your house. No other siding product can claim to protect your home and cut your energy costs at the same time as well as brick.