What Is Brick Veneer?
Brick veneer is a method of construction that uses an outer layer of traditional brick masonry and an inner layer of non-brick material, with a small gap in between. This building method features the distinctive look and many of the benefits of solid brick masonry, while also being cost-effective and energy-efficient.
Why Use Brick Veneer?
It offers the charm and beauty of brick, which are strong selling points for a property and always in high demand.
It includes a moisture-wicking air cavity between the inner structural wall and the outer brick layer. This layer acts as a natural insulator that prevents moisture from passing through. It can also be filled with insulating material for maximum protection against leaks and drafts.
It provides year-round savings on cooling and heating costs.
It comes in well under solid brick masonry in terms of expense, both when building new structures and repairing existing ones.
It requires very little upkeep and retains its beauty year after year.
Brick Veneer Types
Colours, Styles, and Textures
Brick veneer is available in different styles and sizes to suit a variety of project requirements and design aesthetics.
Explore our design inspiration pagefor more ideas.
Brick Veneer Application
As a building method, brick veneer is incredibly versatile. It is suitable for interiors and exteriors. Minor upgrades and major overhauls.
But before installing brick veneer, it’s important to keep a few things in mind to ensure the best results. Most important of all is proper drainage.
Moisture can build up in the air space between the structure’s supporting wall and the brick veneer. Weep holes provide an outlet for this moisture to escape. However, mortar can sometimes end up blocking the weep holes, resulting in rot and pests. Vents can be added later to increase breathability, but they can impact the overall look of the brick veneer. Prevention is always better than cure, so it’s wise to take care to keep the weep holes clear during the installation process.
Why Choose I-XL Building Products
With I-XL, you can explore a wide selection of high quality brick veneer products from top brands. Our team of experts are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you create stunning results for each and every project.
Contact us today and request a free quote.