Installing siding over a brick.
Addition with siding on brick house.
Our contractor hired a structural engineer in addition to our architect to consult on the support structure they put in place.
Since water can penetrate brick veneers a membrane installed between the brick veneer and house can protect the structure.
Installing brick is labor intensive so the cost is on the higher end compared to other siding options.
Under normal conditions brick siding will last the life of the building with little more than an occasional wash with the hose.
Vinyl siding can be applied over almost any existing exterior wall surface as long as the surface is smooth and level.
We built a small addition to our brick house circa 1920 where a screened porch used to be and we took out part of an exterior wall to make the addition continuous with the kitchen.
Our brick masons only have about four more feet on the front of this addition and all of the brickwork will be complete.
Siding and brick house cleaner.
Of the nine most common types of siding brick along with stone which has comparable costs is the most expensive choice.
According to the minnesota sustainable housing initiative as of 2007 material costs and labor for installing brick siding average between 9 70 and 15 30 per square foot.
Now matching bricks on a 30 year old house is a pretty hard task and it really seems to be getting harder and harder because so many of the larger brick companies are consolidating.
Before we get too far into discussing the various color combinations for a siding and brick house we should first talk a bit about maintenance.
The metal siding on this brick house is used to clad only the bump out addition pulling its black color from the darker bricks.
Installing vinyl siding over a brick house.
On this house the dark of the metal is the perfect material to play off the warmth of the red brick providing a smart design tension between the modern and the traditional.
Brick siding is generally not a structural part of a house but rather a veneer constructed on the outside.
In addition to its attractive appeal durability makes brick siding a popular choice.
In fact the bricks used are only half as thick and are known as veneer bricks.
These lighter thinner bricks are used purely as a decorative add on.
It is possible to add brick siding to an existing house.
No matter what color your siding is or what shade of brick you ve got if they re dirty or have green mold growing all over them your house won t look it s best.
This new foundation will transfer the weight of the brick to the footer.
Under normal conditions and when installed correctly brick siding can last the life of your house.