BRICK VENEER SIDING REPAIR & INSTALLATION
BRICK VENEER SIDING
We at Expressway Roofing and Chimney have all your brick veneer siding needs covered! But what exactly is brick veneer? Is it brick? Is is a composite? Brick veneer and solid brick may look the same but they do have some differences. The main one being the building support. Structural support comes from the concrete, steel, or wood that makes up the backup wall. While the brick is on the exterior.
This type of brick veneer siding offers several benefits to any home. Lets go ahead and take a look.
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Improve the appearance of your home or business establishment with stone and brick veneer. We offer a wide selection of products, as well as state-of-the-art installations. We pride ourselves on delivering superior value and customer service on every job.
Stone veneer types can include cultured, man-made veneers and stones, real stones and of course – rock veneers. Make a smart investment in your home with siding products and services from our siding company. Keeping your brick veneer and stonework structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing does require expertise.
Masonry work is commonly needed for the walls or flooring of certain structures. Common materials used for masonry construction are brick, marble, granite, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco and tile. Properly applied, a veneer masonry contractor like Expressway can do much to enhance your property’s appearance and it may even increase your home’s value.
The biggest difference between brick veneer and solid brick is the main building support. Solid masonry is the structural support of the building. With brick veneer, the structural support comes from the concrete, steel, or wood that makes up the backup wall, and the brick is on the exterior for aesthetic purposes. The brick veneer is only one wythe, as opposed to a solid masonry building which would consist of several wythes.
There is an open cavity between the brick and the backup wall which allows for the addition of insulation and mortar collection material. Brick veneer walls must be designed with proper flashing and weep devices that allow water to exit the cavity to the exterior of the building. Cavity walls can be found in ancient construction and were brought back into use in Great Britain in the late 1800s but did not really gain popularity until the mid-1900s.
Brick Veneer is essentially a single layer of full-sized bricks installed adjacent to the exterior walls of your home. In comparison to solid brick walls, brick veneer is typically used as a decorative piece rather than bearing the weight of a home. Solid brick walls contain two layers of brick that hold the home together while veneer can be installed by the homeowner after construction.
Compared to natural brick, veneer is extremely lightweight. The surface beneath brick veneer doesn’t need to have an excessive weight bearing element, making it easier to handle and manipulate during installation. This is one of the main advantages when it comes to investing in brick veneer rather than solid brick. It’s much more affordable in all aspects – spanning construction, installation, maintenance and cleaning.
Today’s modern brick veneers are made from clay and shale to ensure the feel and texture is virtually identical to regular brick. The only difference between the two is thickness. Solid brick is three times thicker than veneer. Because this type of brick has great insulation value, it allows homeowners to use it almost anywhere in their home. Whether it’s on the walls, fireplace, kitchen, or siding, brick veneer creates the perfect amount of comfort and style.
Prefabricated exterior wall finish systems can include brick, stucco and stone looks in panel layouts and can be lightweight and easy to install. Expressway loves to handle siding and home needs. However, we know that there are a ton of options to choose from. So why should you choose us? We can easily talk about our own quality – and the ‘Expressway advantage’. However, we like to let our work speak for itself. Feel free to check out our reviews look at some of our previous work. We know that after you take a look, you will see just how much pride we take in each project.
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