Why Choose Brick?
There are a variety of reason to choose brick. From achieving a desired aesthetic to benefiting from its solid return on investment, learn why brick is a great option for your home’s exterior and more.
Many of the most beautiful buildings and streetscapes across the United States have been built with fired clay brick. Because of real brick's incredible longevity, versatility and permanent color, brick looks just as great on historic colonial structures as it does on sleek, contemporary office buildings.
And its benefits aren’t limited to structures. Clay pavers have been used in the United States for hundreds of years. In fact, many of the clay pavers on Boston's Beacon Hill have been in use for 200 years.
Its timeless beauty, range of styles and color variety make brick a hard-to-beat choice for cladding, paving and even interior applications like fireplaces, backsplashes and exposed brick walls.
When it comes to resilience, "The Three Little Pigs” were onto something with brick. It provides superior shelter that other cladding materials can’t match in terms of durability, fire protection, protection from wind-borne debris and more. Other products—like manufactured stone or fiber cement—may talk a big game, but no material holds up like brick in severe weather events.
Not only does brick offer protection from wind and fire but it also minimizes the threat of mold growth, wood rot and infestation, which are important long-term considerations.
No other material provides as much aesthetic, protective and long-lasting value as genuine clay brick. Brick costs about half as much as manufactured stone and just a third more than fiber cement before considering fiber cement's lifetime maintenance costs. See for yourself how brick compares to other materials.
To learn more about why brick may be the right choice for you, visit the Brick Industry Association’s website.