The best source for thin brick in Tacoma, 98455. Ambrico proudly provides the highest quality thin and faux brick siding from the leading manufacturers, including Acme, McNear and Hanson. Our patented EZ Wall System is a widely acclaimed thin brick installation method that couples high quality grade panels with actual clay kiln-fired thin brick. Our finished projects include Ford Field in Detroit, Ann Taylor and Coach stores, malls, schools and commercial and residential buildings across the United States.
Ambrico offers the EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System as an alternative for builders and homeowners wanting to achieve the timeless look and feel of brick in a more cost effective mannerWe would like to offer you a no-obligation estimate on your Tacoma thin brick project. Simply complete the form on this page, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Find Out if Thin Brick is the Right Choice for Your Tacoma Building or Home
Thin brick is a masonry veneer of low weight used on interior and exterior walls of homes and commercial buildings to offer the look of traditional brick at a fraction of the cost and lower impact to the environment. Thin brick, which is sometimes called brick veneer, is made in the same manner as traditional brick. Thin brick is authentic brick, it is simply cut or made thinner. As only a part of the regular brick is used, the cost of thin brick is usually more affordable than traditional full-thickness brick.
Thin brick is also easier to install than standard full-thickness brick. When comparing to other buidling materials, thin brick is deemed more visually appealing by most people, and it requires less maintenance and is more durable than siding like vinyl, wood or metal. Metal siding is prone to dents and can fade with time. Siding with wood requires extra painting and can be damaged by rot, insects, warping or splitting. When tested against vinyl siding, brick veneer proved to be more durable and less likely to puncture.
Please keep in mind that thin brick is a lightweight surface material primarily used for appearance. Thin brick is not to be considered a load bearing solution and will not improve a building’s structural strength. Brick Veneer walls are, however self-supporting, placing no additional stress on the structural components of the building. As the thin bricks are not structural, they can be installed after the building’s roof and walls, with out the costly brick ledge which is required for traditional brick. This provides builders with a great deal of flexibility in the 98455 area.
Historically, the two primary methods for installing thin brick walls were either adhered or anchored systems. The anchored system relies on brick ties or angle brackets to secure the thin brick wall to a building’s structural frame. The adhered system requires a light layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the frame and does not require using anchors or brick ties. These old-fashioned ways of installing thin brick are becoming obsolete thanks to our EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The EZ Wall System is easy and fast to install and uses heavy-duty panels that provide the most strength and durability available in a thin brick installation method.
While thin brick installation is easier than a regular brick wall, it is not recommended as a job for non-experienced contractors or homeowners. All of the contractors that Ambrico refers have successfully completed our EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be happy to assist in all thin brick projects in Tacoma.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is an ideal option for replacing the existing appearance of a structure since it can be used on structures constructed with just about every type of siding, such as vinyl, aluminum or wood. While most commonly used for remodeling projects, this brick veneer system can also be employed in new construction when traditional brick is not needed. The EZ Wall Engineered Thin Brick System is available with a wide selection of brick from all of the leading brick manufacturers to complement the design and site requirements of any project. The thin brick selections range from very traditional looks to ultra contemporary designs. Thin bricks also come in various shapes to accommodate and create sills, cornices, quoins and other ornamental architectural details.
Features of the EZ Wall® System:
- A steel ledge is included on which the thin veneer rests
- Zinc-coated galvanized to G-90 to prevent rust on heavy commercial projects
- The panel can be fastened anywhere for perfect distribution of weight
- Specially chosen components ensure strength and durability for all thin brick jobs
- Great for interior and exterior walls in commercial & industrial construction
- High wind loading capacity tested and certified to 154 lbs per square foot
- Custom tab placement allows for more brick and pattern options
- Special engineering and design allow for easy installation and keep costs low
- Designed for year-round installation in Tacoma
- Construction versatility: Structural, fire-rated and moisture-resistant