Clay Bricks or Limestone Bricks or Cementious Limestone, which do you prefer? Or have you ever given it much thought? At Antares Homes we are very interested in Brick. Bricks are used in the construction of a new home as sheathing. Bricks are not a structural part of your home in the same way that the frame is. Bricks prevent water seepage into the backup walls just like the roof shingles prevent water from seeping into your home from the top. Bricks are breathable and do allow for moisture to penetrate and drain through the weep holes at the bottom of the veneer. They also provide for some R-Factor on the exterior of your home as well. But what most of us notice about bricks are how they look on your home!
A home with little to no brick detailing is very drab. We try to include some architectural detailing on every home of ours even on the least expensive “A” elevations. These details are called Row Locks, Soldiers, and Herringbone patterns. Combined with different roof pitches and types, we allow for the creation of a very diverse look to our neighborhoods. Who wants to live in a neighborhood where every home looks the same? Not me either, but I have seen neighborhoods just like that!
We use three brands of Brick at Antares Homes and four types of Brick: Limestone Brick, Cementious Limestone and Clay. Bilco
Bricks are one of the options that we offer standard in most of our Neighborhoods. They have a 110 year warranty and are made of a Limestone and Cement Mixture that is very durable. Hanson
Limestone Bricks are the other option that is standard in most of our neighborhoods. It has a 101 year Warranty. We also use Hanson Clay Brick and Acme
Clay Brick. Acme Bricks have a 100 Year Guarantee. Wow! Any item that has warranties that long is durable! Did you know that bricks can be reused and recycled? I watched a building being cladded with recycled brick. Once they finished, they painted it. Beautiful!