Brick siding is one of the oldest building materials still in use. The main reason brick has been so popular is because it’s low maintenance. Brick doesn’t rot or dent, and is not bothered by termites. Therefore, brick siding will last the lifetime of a house; under normal conditions. Brick is a natural building material made from a mix of clay and water and baked until hardened. Brick is also energy efficient, keeping you cool in the summer and warm during the winter. If you have a brick house that needs a facelift you can do one of two easy updates. Paint your brick siding or have it whitewashed.
People choose to paint brick houses if the brick is damaged or is of inferior quality. White stains and areas of discolored brick can be eye sores that beg to be cleaned up and covered. Choosing the best color to paint your brick is really important. A professional painting company can help make the entire process easier.
Adding a basic whitewash to the brick siding can create the look of a traditional English cottage. Whitewashing brick is a relatively easy process of painting the whitewash on to the brick’s face and wiping away portions so the natural brick shows through and the wash looks as though it’s been there for many years.