Brick’s Comeback: Homebuyers Demand Brick for Aesthetic, Durability, and Quality

April 02, 2021

Brick is back. Home Innovation Research Labs surveyed over 200 builders and found that brick is an increasingly popular choice thanks to its distinctive good looks, durability and safety. Brick exteriors saw back-to-back years of growth in new builds, and continued homebuyer demand means that brick usage will continue to rebound.

Why Brick?

According to Home Innovation, the beauty of brick is the driving force behind its surging popularity. Brick offers more than a pretty face, though. Strong and durable, brick exteriors will not dent or break like vinyl or aluminum can. Brick homes are fire-resistant and often carry lower homeowner’s insurance premiums.

The cost of alternatives to brick have recently increased, making brick a more cost-efficient material. Adding to their appeal, brick exteriors translate into an approximate 6% increase in a home’s property value.

Other brick exterior benefits include:

  • Insulation – brick helps insulate a home and results in more consistent temperatures.
  • Moisture control – brick naturally absorbs and releases moisture without damage.
  • Environmentally conscious – clay brick is one of the most abundant building materials worldwide.

The Brick Supplier You Can Count On

Boxley Block, Brick & Hardscapes is the premiere distributor of brick in southwest and central Virginia. We stock a wide selection of residential and wholesale bricks in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures. With quality building materials needed for jobs of any size, Boxley Block, Brick & Hardscapes has the expertise to get the job done right.

Contact Boxley Block, Brick & Hardscapes in Roanoke at (800) 982-8028 or Lynchburg at (800) 422-2565 to learn more about brick usage.