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Wood Versus Brick – Which Make The Best Homes?

Building or buying a house is a huge decision, and one that weighs heavily on the person doing the purchasing. What if you make the wrong choice? What if there are some serious problems you didn’t catch during the initial inspection? What if you miss something and tragedy happens?

There are ways to limit those nasty surprises, and one is to consider from the beginning what your home is made out of. The materials that go into construction will dictate how long your house lasts, costs and frequency of repairs, and the stress you are forced to deal with moving forward.

Two popular materials known for their sturdiness are wood and brick. But which one is actually better? Let’s take a look.

The Benefits Of Wood

Wood is often praised for its overall look. You can create a rustic, natural setting using logs. No one would deny how gorgeous wooden … Read More

Stone Veneer Is Cheaper Than Brick Or Natural Stone

It is not hard to understand why nearly everyone likes the look of natural stone. It just simply looks good and creates the feeling of value and longevity anywhere it is installed. That look and feel has been added to what is now being called stone veneer. Veneer is defined as a thin layer of material for facing or inlaying on another material. Veneers are usually applied to the outside of homes and can be seen in brick facade homes. When homes are constructed, the walls are first framed out and then the outside is covered with O.S.B sheathing. After this, siding of some kind is installed. This is where a veneer comes in, and that veneer can be brick, stone, or other forms of siding for the home.

Brick and natural stone are both wonderful sidings to place on the outside walls of house, and it is common knowledge … Read More