Characteristics

Genuine Burned Clay Brick

Vinyl Aluminum or Wood Siding

What Clay Means To You

Color

Enormous range of natural and unique colors

Limited color range

Improved resale value and lasting beauty

Color Retention

Never fades; color is fired in at 1900 degrees Fahrenheit and it improves with age

Depending on material, colors fade; Wood needs to be painted

Clay brick is virtually maintenance free and offers a higher resale value

Texture

Very wide range of bark, wire cut; Smooth, antique textures in all colors

Limited range

Clay brick allows a greater variety of design and beauty resulting in a higher resale value

Strength

8,000 to 10,000 psi (pounds per square inch)

Not load bearing

Clay brick lasts for decades

"M" Factor

Up to 8 hours for clay brick to transfer 30 degrees Fahrenheit difference from outside to inside wall

About 1 hour to transfer 30 degrees Fahrenheit difference

Clay brick homes stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter

Moisture Absorption

Approximately 20 gms/minute per 20 square inches

N/A

With Clay brick, your home does not go through drastic color change in rain

Repair and Maintenance

Little or no maintenance required with proper design detailing and good masonry practice

Replacement may be needed due to scratches, dents, and warpage; Wood requires painting

Clay brick looks better as it ages and requires virtually no maintenance