Installing building siding not only enhances the appearance of steel buildings, it also increases the structures’ durability and lessens their maintenance requirements.
Brick is another type of siding for steel buildings. Brick is made of fired clay and it comes in a wide variety of earthly, eye-pleasing colors that can give any structure elegance and style. Brick siding is durable, strong, and long lasting. It is pest and weather resistant and is fireproof.
Brick exteriors of buildings are easy to maintain. They don’t need to be painted and never rots, fades, warps, burns, dents, tears, or become brittle. However, you need to hire an experienced professional to install brick siding, which means that the project is often expensive and time consuming.
Another drawback of bricks is that they are heavy. To use traditional brick for finishing the exteriors of steel buildings, the structures should be capable of supporting the additional weight of the materials.
Brick veneer siding is a veneer with a thin brick surface on the front. Aside from its attractive appearance, it provides high resistance to fire and water penetration. Brick veneer siding also offers low rate of thermal transmission, low maintenance, and increased resale value of steel buildings. Unlike wood or metal siding, brick veneer does not require painting. However, an experienced professional must be hired to install brick veneer siding for steel buildings.
Simulated brick siding panels, on the other hand, are made of lightweight polyurethane that imitate the appearance of bricks. The panels reproduce the texture and character of the materials they simulate. Simulated brick siding panels can be easily applied to any dry, stable surface using screws and adhesive. The good news is that this can be done by a non-professional.