There are a varity of home styles and construction methods available in Wilmington, NC. From  fiber cement board, to stucco, cedar, wood, vinyl and of course...brick.

Brick homes are popular for many reasons, including their attractive appearance.

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Brick has been used in construction for thousands of years and still represents a popular building material for houses. Although brick is usually more expensive than other materials, like aluminum, vinyl or wood, it also has several advantages over less costly options. Ultimately, many homeowners find that these benefits, such as better insulation and a more elegant appearance, outweigh the initial cost of installing brick.

Low Maintenance

  • Brick is very low-maintenance. A brick house will never need to be repainted. It won't be in danger of rotting, and termites and other pests will not damage brick. This durability not only makes brick a convenient and worry-free choice, but also saves homeowners money over time.

Energy Efficiency

  • Brick is also more energy efficient than other buildingmaterials. It will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter and also lower your energy bills. According to the Palmetto Brick Company, the energy bills of brick homes are eight percent less than those in vinyl homes.

Appearance

  • Brick offers an elegant, timeless look that improves as it ages. In addition, brick comes in a variety of colors, textures and finishes that won't fade with time.

Insurance Discounts

  • Since brick is durable, fire resistant and pest resistant, home insurance costs are often lower for brick houses than houses constructed of vinyl or other materials. Over time, this discount can help recover the initial cost of brick.

Noise Barrier

  • Brick walls block out noises from outside more effectively than other building materials, which creates a peaceful and calm atmosphere inside your home.

Higher Resale Value

  • The elegance and efficiency of brick make it a top selling point in real estate. Choosing brick will ultimately increase the value of your home, making it easier and more lucrative to resell.