9N85 Brown Tweed, Closure Size

9N85 Brown Tweed, Closure Size

9N85 Brown Tweed, Closure Size

1S79 New Used, Standard Size

1S79 New Used, Standard Size

1S79 New Used, Standard Size

1S39 Oxford, Standard Size

1S39 Oxford, Standard Size

1S39 Oxford, Standard Size

9S60 Standford, Closure Size

9S60 Standford, Closure Size

9S60 Standford, Closure Size

9N82 Soulard Tudor, Closure Size

9N82 Soulard Tudor, Closure Size

9N82 Soulard Tudor, Closure Size

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Shelter From The Storm

Impact Test on Vinyl Siding"In like a lion, out like a lamb."  This old saying describes our spring weather very well.  Building with brick can help lessen the severe spring weather's impacts.

A new study shows that homes built with brick offer dramatically more protection from wind-blown debris than homes built with vinyl or fiber-cement siding. 

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Caring For Brick

Caring for BrickWhile one of the main advantages of brick is its low maintenance cost, there are some things you should know to keep your investment looking its best.

  • Before cleaning brick, test it for absorption by thoroughly wetting a section with clean water. Use a garden hose if possible. If the brick becomes darker all at once, clean only a small area at a time, otherwise you can clean up to 100 square feet at a time. In warm weather, it's also a good idea to clean in smaller sections.
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Efflorescence Prevention and Control

Wall with efflorescenceEfflorescence is a white, crystalline deposit on the surface of concrete or clay masonry that is comprised of water-soluble salts.  Efflorescence begins when soluble salts and other compounds are dissolved in water, which becomes a salt solution.  This salt solution migrates to the surface of masonry through the masonry units or the mortar.  The water evaporates and leaves the salts on the surface of the masonry.

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Why Brick is the Best Wall Cladding Material to Control Building Envelope Moisture

Bricks in rain.Moisture issues have become an increasing concern in residential construction.  While builders address growing demands for occupant comfort and energy-efficiency, modern construction practices have resulted in tight walls that are highly insulated and sealed against air filtration. 

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