Tacoma thin brick sales, installation and service from Ambrico. Ambrico proudly delivers the highest quality thin and faux brick siding from the leading manufacturers, such as Acme, McNear and Hanson. Our patented EZ Wall System is a highly acclaimed thin brick installation method that unites top quality grade panels with genuine clay kiln-fired thin brick. Our completed projects include Ford Field in Detroit, Ann Taylor and Coach stores, malls, schools and commercial and residential buildings across the USA.
American Brick Company offers the EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System for those who want the look and feel of brick at a more affordable price than traditional brickWe would be happy to offer you a free estimate on your Tacoma thin brick project. Simply complete the form on the right, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Tacoma’s Leading Resource for Brick Veneer and Thin Brick
Thin brick is a lightweight masonry veneer used on exterior and interior walls of buildings and residences to provide the appearance of traditional brick at a fraction of the cost and lower impact to the environment. Thin brick, which is also known as faux brick, is made from a combination of clay, gravel and cement. Thin brick is authentic brick, it’s just made or cut thinner. As only a portion of the brick is used, the cost of thin brick is always more affordable than full size traditional brick.
Installation is also easier with thin brick than traditional brick. In comparison to other building materials, thin brick is not only more aesthetically pleasing, but it requires less maintenance and is more durable than metal, wood, or vinyl siding. Metal siding is prone to dents and can fade with time. Siding with wood is affected greatly by adverse weather, and will require painting at some point. Thin brick has also proven to be more durable than vinyl, and is less likely to puncture.
It should be noted that thin brick is a lightweight covering application primarily used for looks. Thin brick is not to be used as a load bearing material and will not aid in a building’s structural strength. However, thin brick walls are self-supporting, putting no added stress on the building’s structural components. As the veneer walls are not structural, they can be initiated after the building’s roof and walls, with out the costly brick ledge that is required for traditional brick. This provides a great deal of flexibility for builders in the 98460 area.
Historically, the two primary methods for installing thin brick siding were the anchored system and the adhered system. The anchored system requires angle brackets or brick ties to attache the thin brick wall to a building’s structural framing. The adhered system requires a light layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the frame and does not require the use of brick ties or anchors. These traditional methods for installing thin brick are becoming out-dated thanks to our EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The EZ Wall System is fast and easy to install and features heavy-duty panels to provide the greatest durability and strength offered from a thin brick installation technique.
While installing brick veneer is easier than a traditional brick wall, it is not recommended as a job for non-experienced contractors or homeowners. All of the contractors that we refer have successfully passed the Ambrico EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be glad to assist in all thin brick installations in Tacoma.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is an ideal option for replacing the existing façade of a wall since it can be put on structures constructed with almost any type of material, such as wood, aluminum or vinyl siding. While most commonly used for remodeling projects, this brick veneer system can also be employed in new construction when the weight of full bricks is not wanted. 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 siding job. The thin brick options stretch from contemporary glazed and smooth brick to traditional brick 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 for the thin veneer’s shear weight to rest on
- Zinc-coated galvanized to G-90 for rust prevention on heavy commercial projects
- Fasten anywhere through the panel for even weight distribution
- Specially selected materials ensure strength and durability for all thin brick applications
- Perfect for exterior and interior walls in commercial construction
- High wind loading capacity tested and certified to 154 lbs per square foot
- Custom tab placement offers increased design flexibility through more veneer and pattern selections
- Special design and engineering keep costs down
- Designed for installation year-yound in Tacoma
- Construction versatility: Structural, fire-rated and moisture-resistant