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shampton

11:58AM | 07/09/01
Member Since: 07/08/01
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I am getting conflicting information regarding the ability to change the front facade of my home from vinyl siding to brick. The home is 5 years old, and is currently all vinyl. I would like to have the front of the house done in brick. Is this possible?
Any help is appreciated!


WallyV

08:06AM | 07/17/01
Member Since: 01/16/01
71 lifetime posts
Anything is possible...time and money are the limiting factors.

Vinyl siding can be removed. It's usually only nailed to the underlying sheathing of your home. For a brick facade, I am aware to two methods:

A mason will need to create a "brick wall" that runs close and parallel with your home's front sheathing and is "tied" to house. Of course, this brick wall will need a firm foundation.

Another method is "brick-face". The vinyl is removed and wire mesh is installed onto the home's front sheathing. Then the mesh is imbedded in a layer of mortar and thin "bricks" are applied or in some cases a layer of tinted mortar that is later scored reveal the untinted mortar, to look like individual bricks.


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