Stone and Brick Masonry
A lot of homeowners want to use stone
because they love the look and feel, and it lasts a long time. It's great for veneers
, sidewalks, steps, fireplaces
and more. Brick masonry
usually lasts 100 years, with the first 25 years maintenance free
. The most common maintenance is repairing loose joints between bricks, commonly called tuck pointing
In theory stone masonry
will last a lifetime, it is an ancient form of masonry
exteriors work best when installed with traditional techniques. Eight advantages of a
Masonry Built Home vs. Stick Built:
Energy Bills Decreased - the mass of masonry walls provide optimal heating and cooling efficiency.
Resistant to Fire - Masonry cannot burn.
Termites - termites will have no food source.
Weather Resistance - masonry can hold up to all kinds of weather - hurricanes, tornados and low temperatures.
Insurance Bills decreased - since masonry construction has the resistances we've listed, many insurance companies will discount their premiums.
Maintenance Savings Costs –Masonry's natural textures and colors eliminate the need for painting, and can be easily cleaned.
These Eight Advantages of Stone and Brick Masonry
are why many homeowners are convinced this is the only way to go. Please contact Kansas City Masonry Contractor
, Dan Brotherton, president of Brotherton Masonry
, Inc. in Missouri
for a FREE consultation and estimate.