Clay brick offers numerous advantages over other building materials. The use of clay brick will offer a strong return on your investment in a number of ways. Building with brick nearly eliminates long-term maintenance costs, lowers insurance costs, boosts curbside appeal, and ultimately will increase the resale value of your home. More importantly, a brick home should provide peace of mind regarding the safety of your family. In comparison to other popular building products, brick provides superior protection against fire, storms, mold, and insect infestations. Finally, environmentally conscious consumers will appreciate having an energy-efficient home built from sustainable, locally sourced materials that can be recycled in a multitude of ways.
Why Choose Brick?
Clay brick offers numerous advantages over other building materials. Financially, brick offers unparalleled return on investment, as it minimizes your maintenance and insurance costs while boosting the curbside appeal and resale value of your home. Brick houses provide peace of mind regarding the safety of your family, providing superior protection against fire, storms, mold and insect infestations. Environmentally conscious consumers will appreciate having an energy-efficient home built from sustainable, locally sourced materials. While it’s true that the upfront costs of brick are higher than other options, the long-term benefits vastly outweigh your initial expenses.
Help Protect Your Family from
Fire, Wind, Water and Mold
Bricks are fired during the manufacturing process in temperatures exceeding 2000 degrees. These extreme conditions of the firing process help fuse clay and shale particles together to form densely compressed ceramic bonds within each unit. Because of this, clay brick is inherently flame resistant, greatly reducing your risk of injury or loss to fire.
Clay brick is also rigid and impermeable, allowing it to withstand hurricane-force wind gusts and sustained deluges. Because brick is so resistant to moisture penetration, you won’t have to worry about rot or mold growth undermining the structural integrity of your home.
Go Green with Red Brick
While brick is a naturally excellent insulator, we offer several designs that can boost the thermal efficiency of your building even further. These properties ease the burden on your HVAC system, allowing you to stay comfortable year-round while saving money on maintenance and repair costs, as well as your monthly power bill. With brick, you can say goodbye for good to drafts entering your house.
Eco-conscious customers will love Cherokee Brick’s manufacturing process. We source all our materials locally, drastically cutting down on greenhouse emissions from transportation. Our brickyards produce virtually zero waste, while our kilns run exclusively on natural methane gas diverted from local landfills and on sawdust from furniture manufacturers. Bricks themselves are inherently recyclable, as they are wrought directly from Georgian soil.
A Smarter Investment
You won’t find another building material with a lower lifecycle cost than brick. While your initial expenses will be higher than that of vinyl or fiber cement siding, the long-term savings on maintenance and repair costs will return your investment several times over. In fact, brick hardly requires any maintenance at all, since it resists harsh weather elements and never needs repainting or refinishing. Insurance companies love brick houses, since they pose much less of a risk for damage and loss, resulting in savings on homeowner’s insurance up to 5%.
Brick has been around for thousands of years, and it doesn’t look to be going out of fashion any time soon. With rustic good looks and timeless class, brick houses only ever increase in value. When considering the aforementioned savings together with enhanced resale value, it becomes clear that brick is the material you can’t afford NOT to build with!