Residential Brick Siding Installation in Sumter, SC
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Originally, brick homes were solidly constructed using multiple rows of larger, full-sized bricks with no mortar in between. Moving forward in time, bricks became smaller and thinner and were used in a single row with mortar in between. This single row of bricks with mortar is called a brick veneer. Brick veneer is now what is mostly chosen for modern homes due to its more economical cost and less expensive install. To add, solid brick can cost up to three times more than brick veneer.
Brick is very attractive, as it does not swell, it is water resistant, and it won warp or crack like other materials such as wood. It looks great on many styles of homes and is known for its classic appearance. Brick is fire and pest resistant and greatly resists the elements of nature. It is low maintenance and super durable. Many brick and stone buildings have withstood hundreds of years of time.
One thing to consider is the use of mortar, which is made with Portland cement. Portland cement is subject to cracking, erosion, and disintegration over time and could begin to degrade, causing weak points in the construction, thereby weakening the overall structure, potentially to the point of failure. As such, if cured properly, the mortar can last for years without fail. If cracks do occur, they are not so easily repaired and it may be difficult to find a brick craftsman to work those repairs.
Even with potential pitfalls, which are less common, brick siding as a veneer along with vinyl has become a popular choice in recent years. This combination brings a unique style to any household and can be considered a nice upgrade from traditional siding. Once brick siding is added to a home, the value of the home may experience up to an 8% increase in value over homes of like size with a different type of siding. If you are looking to add value to your home, brick siding may very well be the best option for you, as it helps the home's value appreciate more each year when comparing to equivalent homes with other styles of siding. This appreciation will add up over time and certainly make your home more attractive in the future with a potentially higher resale value.
Brick offers other benefits as well such as providing more soundproofing to the home. Other styles of siding do not provide the level of sound reduction that brick affords. Brick is also much more energy efficient, since it is denser than most other siding types. This means that brick is better at keeping cool air in and warm air out, and vice versa. By better stabilizing a home's temperature, homeowners will likely realize lower energy bills overall with less cooling and/or heating required. To add, brick is also eco-friendly, as it is made from more abundant earth materials making them a fully recyclable material and also biodegradable.
So, brick-built and brick sided homes typically sell faster than other homes which ultimately brings you, the customer, a much better ROI in the long run if brick siding is your choice.
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