Comparing the pros and cons of exterior competitors to brick
Brick consumer product sheets
A video and fact sheets from the Brick Industry Association (BIA) compares bricks with other home exteriors, debunking 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 and safety, the package stacks bricks 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.
BIA's 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
You can view all fact guides at www.gobrick.com.
About the Author
Masonry, the official publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America, covers every aspect of the mason contractor profession - equipment and techniques, building codes and standards, business planning, promoting your business, legal issues and more. Read or subscribe to Masonry magazine at www.masonrymagazine.com.