The best source for thin brick in Tacoma, 98477. Ambrico proudly provides the best available thin and brick veneer siding from the leading manufacturers, including Acme, McNear and Hanson. Our patented EZ Wall System is a widely acclaimed thin brick installation system that combines high quality grade panels with bona-fide clay kiln-fired thin brick. Our completed projects include Ford Field in Detroit, Coach and Ann Taylor stores, and malls, schools and buildings across the United States.
We offer 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 be happy to offer you a no-obligation quote on your Tacoma thin brick needs. Please 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 applied to exterior and interior walls of buildings and residences to present the appearance of conventional brick at a fraction of the cost and with less environmental impact. Thin brick, which is also known as faux brick, is made in the same manner as traditional brick. Thin brick is real brick, it’s simply made or cut thinner. As only a part of the regular brick is used, the cost of thin brick is always more affordable than traditional full-thickness brick.
Another advantage is that installation is easier with thin brick. When comparing to other buidling materials, brick veneer is deemed more visually appealing by most people, and it requires less maintenance and is more durable than vinyl, metal or wood siding. Siding made of metal is prone to dents and can fade over time. Wood siding is affected greatly by adverse weather, and will require painting at some point. When tested against vinyl siding, brick veneer proved to be more durable and less likely to puncture.
It should be noted that brick veneer is a lighter covering material used primarily for appearance. Thin brick should not be considered a load bearing solution and will not improve a wall’s structural strength. However, thin brick walls are self-supporting, putting zero additional stress on the structural components of the building. Because the veneer walls are not structural, they can be installed after the building’s walls and roof, with out a costly brick ledge which is required for full brick. This provides builders with a great deal of flexibility in Tacoma.
Historically, the two primary methods for installing thin brick walls were either adhered or anchored systems. The anchored system requires angle brackets or brick ties to secure the brick veneer wall to a building’s structural framing. The adhered system uses a small 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 obsolete thanks to Ambrico’s EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The EZ Wall System is easy and fast to install and features sturdy panels to provide the most strength and durability available in a thin brick installation system.
While thin brick installation is easier than a traditional brick wall, it is not recommended as a job for amateur homeowners without professional contracting experience. All of the professionals that Ambrico refers have successfully finished the Ambrico EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be happy to assist in all thin brick installs in Tacoma.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is a great option for replacing the existing appearance of a building because it can be applied to structures built with just about every type of siding, such as vinyl, aluminum or wood. While most often utilized on remodeling jobs, the thin brick system can also be employed in new construction where the weight of regular masonry is too heavy. 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 brick veneer options stretch from very traditional looks to ultra contemporary designs. Special shapes of brick veneer are available to create cornices, sills. and other cool architectural details.
Features of the EZ Wall® System:
- Includes a steel ledge on which the thin veneer rests
- Zinc-coated galvanized to G-90 to prevent rust on heavy-duty commercial applications
- Fasten anywhere through the panel for perfect distribution of weight
- 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
- Moisture resistant and fire-rated