What Makes Brick a Long-Term Investment For Your Home?

by Anna

Posted on August 18, 2022 10:10 AM

What is a long-term investment? A long-term investment is something you might come out of pocket a little bit more initially, but the investment will last much longer than a cheaper option or just a quick-fix option. 

Brick is a long-term investment when it comes to building or buying a home. Long term investments are definitely worth it, especially when dealing with houses! A house is a long-term investment in itself, so you want the money you spend on a house to be worth it and worthwhile, right? 

At Cherokee Brick, we are proud of our knowledge about brick homes and our knowledge about bricks in general. Brick is simply more sustainable and lasts much longer than wood or vinyl siding. We are glad to help guide the process of building a brick home from beginning to end. 

Here are a few things to consider when making the investment in brick for your home:

Low Maintenance- Brick homes are low maintenance. They hold their color and they are durable products. Brick does not rot and bricks do not need painting or staining to look pretty! And, unlike wood, you don’t have to worry about termites or other pests ruining the state of your bricks. 

Fire Resistant- Did you know that bricks are noncombustible? In the possible event of a fire, bricks are capable of retaining a house fire to one area since they are also flame retardant.  

Weather Resistant- Bricks can handle the impact of flying objects in the event of a tornado or hurricane much easier than other building materials. 

Sound- Bricks have a much better sound performance than other materials, even when they have a layer of insulation. 

Energy Efficient- Speaking of insulation, if your brick walls are combined with a layer of insulation, the brick will delay the movement of heat through the wall, giving a cooling effect to your home during the summer and keeps it warm in the winter. Not having to cool down your home using electricity will help your wallet at the end of the day! There are extra things you can add to brick or brick homes that advance the already innate temperature control that brick offers. 

Endless Styles- With wood or vinyl siding homes, you do not have many options. You must stick to the manufacturers colors or spend time and money painting over them after a certain amount of years to keep them looking nice. On the other hand, bricks, especially at Cherokee Brick, are customizable! The color, shape, size, layout, and design of the brick can be added to your home for a bespoke, unique look. You have options to go with a traditional brick house as well, or to add a matching brick wall as a gate to your home. 

Increased Home Value- It is no secret that a brick home is usually more expensive than other types of homes. The money you spend on building a brick home will pay off when you go to sell it because it increases the value of the home. People want brick homes for all of the reasons listed above, and more!

If you are in the process of building a brick house, or even a brick wall, rest assured that you are making the right choice in material. As stated before, we stand by the fact that brick is a long-term investment for your home. At Cherokee Brick, we have full capabilities to customize and perform your services that require bricks. We have a wide range of colors and can advise which type of bricks to use for certain areas, whether the outside or inside of your home.

Contact Cherokee Brick Company TODAY!

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