Clay Difference

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