New brick comparisons bust common myths on home exteriors
BIA compares pros and cons of top competitors
A new video and fact sheets comparing brick with other home exteriors debunks the common myths about genuine clay brick versus its competitors. With frank pros and cons on the latest in sustainability features, maintenance needs, costs, fire safety and more, the package stacks brick against the top alternatives -- vinyl siding, concrete masonry, manufactured stone, fiber cement siding and Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), otherwise known as synthetic stucco.
"Especially in this economy and housing market, it's necessary to offer a competitive picture of how clay brick stacks up to other exteriors in terms of its growing role in green building design, cost, durability, longevity, maintenance, lasting colors, enduring beauty and curb appeal," said Gregg Borchelt, P.E., FASTM, FCSI, BIA's president and CEO. "Glossy brochures with gorgeous photography and few facts aren't enough to offer a real narrative on brick," he said.
BIA's new booklets include:
- The Facts: Brick vs. Vinyl Siding
- The Facts: Brick vs. Fiber Cement Siding
- The Facts: Brick vs. Manufactured Stone
- The Facts: Brick vs. EIFS
- The Facts: Brick vs. Concrete Masonry Veneer
About the Author
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the national trade association representing distributors and manufacturers of clay brick and suppliers of related products and services. Go to www.gobrick.com for more information.