Why Choose Brick? High Wind Protection

High wind protection – A Shelter from the Storm study conducted in September 2004 shows that homes built with brick offer dramatically more protection from wind-blown debris than homes built with vinyl or fiber-cement siding. Conducted at the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, the study demonstrated that a medium-sized wind-blown object, such as a 7.5-foot long 2 x 4, would penetrate homes built with vinyl or fiber-cement siding at a speed of 25 mph. By comparison, the same object would need to travel at a speed exceeding 80 mph in order to penetrate the wall of a brick home. The tests found that homes made with brick exceed the 34 mph impact resistance requirement for high velocity hurricane zones in the Florida building code. Brick also exceeds Florida’s impact resistance requirements for essential facilities in hurricane areas. Brick is such a strong and durable building material that your insurance companies may even offer you a discount on your home insurance costs.

 

Custom Convenience of Outdoor Kitchens

Tremron Stonegate Oak Run outdoor kitchen

Outdoor cooking is no longer limited to a basic grill & bag of charcoal. Americans have taken backyard cooking and dining to a whole new level. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly functional and more elaborate with cooking islands, pizza ovens, refrigerators and even the kitchen sink. Hungry homeowners are looking …

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Better Look, Less Maintenance – Choose Brick

When selecting exterior building products, brick offers countless advantages over all other options. Proven for centuries, brick offers exceptional fire protection, superior moisture control, high wind protection, and are naturally energy efficient. Its modular units and variety of shapes have resulted in beautiful structures in just about every architectural style, …

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