Maintenance: There is virtually no cost to maintain the exterior of an all brick home. The colour and texture of clay brick is permanent and not even the most severe weather conditions of Canada will change them.
Beauty: Brick is beautiful. When travelling through a residential area nothing can compare to the aesthetic beauty of a home that is all brick or has at least an all brick front. With a little added brick detailing you can add distinction and greatly enhance the appearance of every home design.
Noise: Brick walls help to keep the outside world out. The excellent sound resistance of brick helps to minimize the aggravating sounds of whining motorcycles, downshifting semis and your neighbor's stereo.
Fireproof: Brick will not burn and in those disastrous situations where a fire does occur it will certainly not fuel the situation.
Impact Resistance: Hail, golf balls, hockey pucks, even stray bullets, will not penetrate brick walls. Almost everyone who has or is buying a new home will upgrade the quality of their carpet and flooring for thousands of dollars. Yet in 10 to 15 years that same flooring will be replaced for many more thousands of dollars. You could upgrade to brick on the exterior of your home for slightly more than the carpet/flooring upgrade. But you will never have to replace or repair it as long as the house is standing. When you decide to upgrade the exterior be sure your builder decreases the cost of the original cladding from the additional cost of the brick.
Colours & Textures: I-XL brick comes in every colour range from white to black including beautiful traditional reds and browns. I-XL brick is available in 14 appealing textures from the original dry pressed smooth texture to the historic looking heavy grog and rumbled textures. Request our Residential Brick Colours, Dry Pressed Colours and Extruded Brick Colours brochures to see all the vibrant colours available.