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rmurray223

03:57PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
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I am in the works of starting to build a home and I am interested in doing the exterior in thin brick or brick veneer (same deal i guess) I am wondering if anybody has had this on their home or install it or any knowledge or opinions will be appreciated. I dont have the budget available for real brick but I love the look, so its either thin brick or siding. let me know guys/girls thanks in advance

Piffin

04:37PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
A brick veneer is a nonsructural wall of real bricks, four inches thick.

Veneer brick is thin brick for application directly to the frame/sheathing. To get a waterproof installation you will spend a good deal of money. It can be done cheaper but you run the risk of finding rot and mold in your house walls. Ask the manufactureer if the product is made for exterior use. Even with real brick, not all brick are intended to be used for exterior applications.

You climate will affect your installation too. can't answer to that without knowing...

rmurray223

09:18PM | 01/06/03
Member Since: 01/03/03
97 lifetime posts
thanks for the quick response. I live in michigan so I will be looking for the exterior grade products, I have been looking at the bricks that come in a panel formation that are fastened to the outside wall (osb or plywood) by way of a metal channel, and the mortar is put in with a pastry bag or a mortar gun. it is suppose to be just as good as real brick just thinner, I think I misused the word veneer this product is called thin brick, the brick is made of clay and shale just the same as a real exterior brick it is just 9/16th thick. supposably it is used in alot of projects I was hoping for some real world experience. thanks again
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