Why Choose Brick

Brick - the Most Sustainable Building Material

Brick is made from naturally abundant materials and do not off-gas volatile organic compounds or other toxic materials that have been a large source of indoor air pollution from paints, varnishes, and other traditional internal wall finishes.

How Brick Is Made

Brick is made from clay and shale - some of the most abundant materials on earth - and then fired in a kiln at up to 2,000° F. By going through a chemical-transforming, vitrification process in the kiln, the minerals in the clay/shale unit fuse together and become a material that looks great, lasts an incredibly long time and needs practically no maintenance.

Brick - Less maintenance than other materials

Brick offers lasting value. It doesn't rot, dent, or need to be painted, and it will never tear or be eaten by termites. Its modular units and variety of shapes have resulted in beautiful structures in just about every architectural style, ranging from colonial to Victorian to post-modernist. It is one of the few materials that can actually look better with age. Brick also absorbs noise, giving it an acoustic advantage over other materials - especially helpful in densely populated areas. Maybe this is why readers see ads for “all-brick” houses much more often than ads for “all-vinyl” or “all-EIFS" neighborhoods.


The Brick Industry Is Committed To Environmental Sustainability

Brick made from clay and shale – some of the most abundant, natural materials on earth – and then fired through a kiln at up to 2000 degrees. The reason the brick turns into such a durable material is that the clay/shale unit actually goes through a vitrification process in the kiln, which enables the clay particles to fuse together.

Brick offers superior protection

The story of the Three Little Pigs is just as true today as it was when it was first told to children long ago. Research confirms that genuine clay brick provides superior shelter in three major categories. Fire, Wind and Moisture Protection.

Brick is naturally energy-efficient

Brick is a building material that has exceptional "thermal mass” properties. This means using brick means cooler temperatures in the Summer and heat retention in the Winter. The superior thermal mass qualities of brick have been known for centuries.