Replace vinyl with brick

Old 11-24-21, 12:00 PM
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Replace vinyl with brick

Can vinyl siding be replaced by traditional brick on a house?
Old 11-24-21, 12:07 PM
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Brick needs to sit on a concrete footing.
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That would be one hugely expensive project.
If you can make it to a real siding supply company, there is a few company's that make cement based panels that look like real brick.
You chose not to include a location in your profile so no one will have a clue where to suggest looking, you could be anyplace on the planet.
I saw it long ago at Lancing Building Products.
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Switching to brick is expensive and causes a lot of issues. The earth around the house needs to be excavated to either extend the house's existing footers to support the brick or install a brick ledge onto the existing foundation walls. Then you have a big problem with every door and window as the brick and the requires air space between the brick and house adds about 4 1/2" to the thickness of the wall. All the windows and doors are now recessed in brick pockets that need to be re-trimmed & flashed. Then you need to look carefully at any porches or decks as they can be complicated to brick around properly.
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Old 11-25-21, 08:25 AM
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Adding brick veneer or an overlay product like Nova Brick would likely be the easier, less expensive option.
Old 11-25-21, 10:27 AM
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If your going the route of thin veneers, there are tons of choices and IMO many look better than brick!

Here is an example of what I installed on my small shed a couple years ago!


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