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Why Masonry?

  • Masonry is resistant to fire, earthquakes, and sound.
  • When exposed to fire, masonry does not burn, melt, twist or warp.
  • Masonry is the most environmentally-friendly building system available.
  • Masonry construction requires less insulation than other building systems.
  • Masonry is slow to absorb or lose heat.
  • Masonry can be easily recycled.
  • Masonry does not emit toxins during a fire.
  • Masonry materials do not emit volatile gases.
  • Masonry buildings have been known to last for hundreds – even thousands – of years.
  • Masonry materials come in hundreds of colors and decorative finishes.
  • Masonry offers great design versatility.
  • Masonry structures have lower insurance costs than non-masonry structures.
  • Brick homes command an average 6% higher resale price than non-brick homes.
  • Masonry guidelines ensure that structures are built to resist fire, hail and wind.
  • Masonry buildings show little distress from impact of flying debris during tornados.
  • Masonry’s life cycle is unsurpassed by any other building material.
  • Masonry enhances the occupants’ comfort & health.
  • Masonry is fireproof and water and insect resistant.
  • Masonry is virtually impervious to the ravages of time and weather.
  • Masonry is a natural insulator.
  • Masonry is resistant to mold.
  • Masonry is one hundred percent durable.
  • Masonry does not support mold growth.
  • Masonry does not provide a food source for mold spores.
  • Masonry limits moisture penetration.
  • Masonry will not decay or rot if exposed to mold.