The Benefits of Brick

There are a lot of choices available for home siding, but many homeowners – including those of us at Casa Latina – still value one choice that’s been around for thousands of years: brick.

If you’re buying, building or renovating a home, it may be time to consider some of the benefits of brick.

Energy Efficiency: Brick slowly absorbs heat from the sun and helps keep your home cooler during the hottest part of the day. In winter, brick holds the house’s heat longer, keeping it warmer.

Low Maintenance: It doesn’t need to be painted and it doesn’t rot, fade, warp, dent or become brittle. It’s not compromised by mold, rot, bacteria or termites. Brick stands up to the elements and is fireproof.

Good Value: Because brick is so strong and long lasting, it can add to the value of your home. According to the BIA, on average, a brick exterior enhances the resale value of a home by 6 percent.

Natural and Sustainable: Bricks emit no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are made from some of the most abundant resources on the planet – clay and shale. Brick creates little waste when manufactured, and Boral Bricks reclaims land at extraction locations according to federal and state guidelines, which often includes replanting with trees or lake development. Find out more about brick’s sustainability at


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