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Some Helpful Information When Deciding Between Brick and Siding

Brick and vinyl are two popular types of siding in Central IN. However, you will need to choose between the two if you are putting a new exterior on your home. Since each has their benefits and disadvantages, it’s helpful to review them prior to making a final decision.

Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc. can install both brick and vinyl siding on your home in Madison, Delaware, or Hamilton County, IN. So, do not hesitate to ask us for a quote or more information on siding options to enhance your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency.

Compare Siding vs Brick Exteriors

By comparing the pros and cons of siding versus brick, you can make an informed decision about which material to choose for your home in Central IN. You can also blend siding and brick exteriors if you match the colors carefully with the help of the experts at Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc.

Siding Pros and Cons

Siding comes in an array of materials that you can choose for aesthetic and functional purposes. Our team can install vinyl siding, shake siding, fiber cement siding, and wood siding. Since vinyl siding is the most typical choice, we’ll use it in our comparison.

  • Pros of vinyl siding include the following:
    • Versatile Material. An extremely strong variant of plastic, vinyl can replicate many architectural styles and it comes in many colors. This makes it possible to use siding to resemble brick, tender, cedar shake, and other exteriors.
    • Long-lasting. Vinyl siding can last 30 years or more and fade-resistant colors can keep your home looking new for many years.
    • Low Maintenance. There’s very little to do to keep vinyl siding looking its best. You don’t have to worry about repainting it, but you can repaint it if you would like to change the color. Simply keep your siding clean by pressure washing it every few years. 
    • Cost-Effective. It may cost between $3 to $7 per square foot to install new vinyl siding. That’s because it’s easy to install and extremely affordable. *Market conditions and supply chain issues cause fluctuations in pricing, so please check with your providers. These figures are only to provide a ballpark estimate. 
  • Cons of vinyl siding include:
    • Vinyl siding is less durable than brick.
    • In case of a fire, vinyl siding can burn, releasing toxic gases.
    • Some people prefer the look of brick over vinyl siding.

Brick Siding Pros and Cons

Brick siding goes back for centuries in America and for millennia in other areas of the world. Just like vinyl siding, brick has its pros and cons:

  • Pros of brick siding include the following:
    • Minimal Upkeep. High-quality bricks can last for multiple generations. However, brick is more expensive than vinyl siding and requires expert installation, which can also increase the initial cost of this timeless material.
    • Energy Efficient. Brick siding is an exceptionally good insulation material. It can help keep your home at optimal temperatures during Indiana’s brutal winter weather and hot summer days. 
    • A Timeless Look. Many homeowners and potential homeowners love the look of brick siding. Therefore, it could become easier to sell a home with brick siding in good condition.
  • Cons of brick siding include the following:
    • High Costs Per Square Foot. Brick is one of the most expensive options for your home’s exterior. Because it requires specialized training, installation costs are also higher than with other options, including vinyl siding.
    • Expensive to Repair. It’s important to find a company that can properly install brick siding. Otherwise, it could lead to serious water damage and other structural problems.
    • Lack Of Versatility. Bricks come in limited colors and designs. If you’re looking for versatility, this might not be your best option.

Should You Choose Brick or Siding?

Ultimately, this is a personal choice. Our team can give you estimates on both siding and brick exteriors and help you understand the differences between the two. In general, vinyl offers more options for colors and styles, and lasts up to 30 years. However, brick siding can last for 50 to 100 years when properly installed. There are a few more cons that could cost you money if your contractor doesn’t install the brick properly. That’s why we suggest going with experienced construction contractors such as Ace Construction & Remodeling, Inc. for the best results.

For homeowners on a budget, vinyl has a clear advantage. But for homeowners looking for a timeless, classical look, it might be worthwhile to spend the time and energy installing bricks instead. 

Choosing between brick and vinyl siding doesn’t have to be difficult. Just weigh the pros and cons above and speak with one of our construction and home remodeling experts to answer any remaining questions you may have. 

Request an online quote or call us at 765-644-6030 or 765-282-6030 for a complimentary consultation in Madison, Delaware, or Hamilton County, Indiana.