Brick siding is very durable and can last for even hundreds of years. Some siding, however, needs replacement when they seem too distressed. The cost to replace siding with brick varies depending on the material you use. The average amount is from 5 to 15 dollars per square foot. For a house of 1500 square feet, the price can vary from 7.200 to 24.000 dollars.
What impacts the price is the type of material first. On that note, a real brick siding costs from 5 to 15 dollars per square foot, a brick veneer is slightly more expensive amounting to 8 or even 19 dollars.
So what is the difference between the brick veneer and real brick siding that makes such a price difference?
Brick veneer is lighter and easier to install. It also allows insulation around the corners of your home to be better and more efficient than real brick. Some brick veneers however can be of low quality and deteriorate or break in a few years. Therefore, if you are looking between real brick and veneer siding our advice is: go for a high-quality veneer.
If you are comparing brick siding to other materials, then here are some benefits of brick that beat the rest.
First of all, brick is timeless and never goes out of style. In addition, it requires very little maintenance: no painting, simple washing with a hose. Its color never fades or just becomes slightly less prominent due to the sun, without losing its appeal. And last but not least, brick is a great insulator and will lower your energy bills. In fact, it will also lower other insurance costs for you as companies consider brick homes to be more resistant to fire and weather conditions.
All in all, the cost to replace siding with brick can easily be overwritten by the major advantages and benefits that it offers. You might also get your investment back by selling your home at a higher price thanks to the new siding.
If you are thinking of embarking on this project, aka replacing your siding with brick, feel free to contact us at RH Renovation NYC. Our team can provide you with a free cost estimate and give you more insights into the whole process. Also, our designers can help you choose the best real brick or brick veneer that will not only protect but also improve the look of your home.