Multiple brick homes lining a street

9 thoughts on “Pros and Cons of Buying a Brick Home

  1. Brick is beautiful! So many options and styles. I own two old brick homes in California, the earthquake state, and I will not go back to a plaster/slab/plastic type house if I can help it. Let us face it, do people come to the USA to get tours showing our stucco homes? People do go to Europe to visit enchanting brick or stone homes which have lasted for over centuries. Brick lasts so long, it stops small caliber bullets, is easy to maintain, holds up to strong winds, is very classy, easy to attach bolts & screws to, is a very natural resource and the list of positives goes on and on. You can even reinforce it with rebar to make the walls super sturdy. Have you ever noticed how Governent buildings are contructed of brick, block, steel or concrete, and not made out of wooden stud frame with stucco/ plaster that the common citizens have to live in? Wood frame buildings are termite food. Don’t even get me started on the plastic water pipes and plastic wiring sheaths we are supposed to put in our whimpy stucco houses. Take my advice, stick with brick!!!

  2. Enjoyed the article, the only part I would change is the part about the termites. Too many brick homes I’ve seen where the termites manage to get behind the brick and destroy the supporting wood wall costing thousands in repair. Yes brick can protect from the elements, but not termites.

  3. Good article! I wanted to mention that while alot of the colors are earthy like red, orange, and brown, the spectrum of colors available with brick goes from polar white to pitch black. Plus, you can always paint your brick if you wanted to. Good points overall though 🙂

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