Commercial brick is one of the most charming exterior materials available on the market. Whether you have commercial brick in need of restoration or are looking to spruce up your commercial property with masonry, here are four of the reasons why brick is the best.
Where is Brick Often Used?
Brick has been used historically for:
- Structural uses including home foundations, walls, and floors
- Ornamental uses to add curb appeal
- Lining furnaces and fireplaces
No Painting Necessary
Unlike wood and other common building materials, brick does not need to be painted. It can, as a result, give your structure a reduced lifecycle cost. If you are worried about moisture damaging your bricks, it’s a good idea to have them sealed to prevent spalling. The lack of paint needed will also help to lower up-front costs, since you have one less expense.
Brick Sends a Strong Message
Some people love commercial brick because it sends a strong message about their business. Brick often signals a strong sense of permanence and longevity, without ever saying a word. If you are interested in the ways that your commercial building can send a strong message, brick is the perfect building material for you.
Heat Resistant and Cold Resistant
Commercial brick is well-loved for being a heat resistant material It offers a good deal of fire protection and can be used to line fireplaces or areas that get very warm without any danger. Commercial brick can also handle cold well. Brick was actually used as a common construction material to replace mud bricks in areas of the country that were particularly cold. Brick is naturally resistant to cold and moisture, and sealing the brick helps to ensure that it blocks them out even more effectively.
Brick is Beautiful
Last, but not least, brick is a beautiful building material. For years, people chose to cover it up with plaster. Now, many homeowners and commercial business owners look specifically for exposed brick thanks to its beauty.
Brick Masonry from Del Prete Masonry
If you are ready to upgrade your home with beautiful brick repointing, Del Prete Masonry has the experience and expertise to get the job done right for the right price. To explore our residential and commercial services and set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. We currently serve Baltimore City and County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. To see examples of our work and get more updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.
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