Should you choose brick or brick vinyl siding?

Choosing between brick vinyl siding and brick for your home comes down to a list of pros and cons. The devil is in the details, and this list can help you make a decision between the two.

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Brick or brick vinyl siding: 5 questions to ask

There are several good questions to ask when deciding between the two materials for your home. Here are a 5 major ones to ponder:

  1. What is the initial cost? According to the Masonry Advisory Council, installed brick cost $19.71 per square foot in 2010. Cost Helper estimates the cost of installed vinyl siding at up to $7 per square foot. Brick might cost more in the short-term, but what about the long term?
  2. How long does my investment last? Vinyl siding, though very sturdy and durable, has a limited lifespan of 15-20 years, depending upon your climate and other environmental factors. Properly installed brick can last for centuries.
  3. How much maintenance is required? Both vinyl siding and brick are virtually maintenance-free, save the occasional cleaning. Neither materials needs to be painted, and both are resistant to insects and rot.
  4. Which one is most energy efficient? The jury is still out on this one: Though brick has more thermal mass than vinyl siding does, vinyl siding can offer significant insulation, making it highly energy-efficient. No matter the choice in materials, the insulation inside your home can make the biggest difference in utility costs.
  5. What about resale value? Also a tie: New vinyl siding can make your home stand out and can slightly increase your resale value, but a home with brick can offer a higher resale value as well.

Always do in-depth research before making a decision on materials. No matter which material you choose to use, both brick and brick vinyl siding lead to easy maintenance, longevity and beauty.

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