Owning a brick home means that your home’s exterior will have a classic look and curb appeal. That’s one of many reasons many people love brick. It’s also sturdy and reliable. If you haven’t decided what type of home to buy, consider this food for thought. Here are the benefits of owning a brick home.
A Brick Home is Eco-Friendly
Brick consists of clay and shale, some of the Earth’s most valuable materials. Clay and shale absorb humidity better than any other building material and reduces the chances of dust mites, mold, and mildew. Brick is a dependable and compact material you can repurpose into retaining walls, paths, and landscaping ideas. You can even use brick to support a fireplace.
Fire and Inclement-Weather Resistant
Bricks are noncombustible and flame retardant. Even if there is a fire, brick walls usually keep fires contained in one room or part of the house. Brick structures can also handle high impacts, such as high-speed objects flying into them or high winds from tornados and hurricanes.
Brick doesn’t take much maintenance because of its color retention and durability. You won’t have to consider easily rotting or painting your brick after installation. If you’re worried about brick and water damage, reaching out to us every few years for exterior wall waterproofing will make a difference. You can also power wash your brick to maintain its appearance and remove grime. Another benefit of owning a brick home is that termites or carpenter ants cannot damage a foundation made of brick.
A brick home is thick, which can block more outside sounds than wood and vinyl siding, even with an insulated buffer. You’ll appreciate brick being a sound barrier if you’re a light sleeper, prefer privacy, or want friends over for a celebration without disturbing your neighbors too much.
Controlled Internal Temperature and Energy-Efficient
An energy-efficient brick home saves you money on your utilities. Brick walls, combined with insulation, stabilize a home’s internal temperature and slows the movement of heat through the wall. During the summer, the heat stays outside. While in the winter, the heat stays inside.
Higher Home Value
Brick homes aren’t cheap. However, they increase your home’s value. Plus, you can save money on maintenance costs, making the purchase worth it. Also, once again, brick has a classic charm. Therefore, if you ever consider selling your brick home, you know its curb appeal and reliability will be a selling point.
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