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The Pros and Cons of Brick Siding

Brick siding is a great siding option for homeowners who want a beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance home siding. Houses can be completely sided in brick, but many use a combination of brick and other siding. While brick masonry is generally more expensive to install than siding such as vinyl, for example, its durability, ease of maintenance, and even energy efficiency make up for it in the long run.

The Pros of Brick Siding

Durability – Brick siding lasts a very long time, and will easily see you through your years in your home. It is also very resistant to weather.

Low-Maintenance – Maintenance requirements for brick are generally low. At some point the mortar in joints may become loose and require re-pointing, and individual bricks may need to be replaced at some point during their lifespan.

Energy Efficiency – Brick is a great insulator and will keep your home a little warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Brick is also great at reducing exterior noise, which is especially useful if you live on a busy street.

The Cons of Brick Siding

Cost – Installation of brick siding is more expensive than other kinds of siding.

Color – Though there are different color options for brick there are not as many as vinyl, for example. Brick can be painted but this paint will have to maintained on a regular basis in order to keep a uniform appearance.

pros and cons of brick siding

About C.C. Dietz

C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.

We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and LinkedIn.


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