Your complete source for thin brick in Tacoma, Washington. Ambrico proudly delivers high quality thin and brick veneer siding from the leading manufacturers, including McNear, Hanson and Acme. Our patented EZ Wall System is a highly regarded thin brick installation system that couples high 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 United States.
Ambrico 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 like to give you a free estimate on your Tacoma thin brick needs. Simply complete the form on the right, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Washington’s Leading Resource for Thin Brick and Brick Veneer
Thin brick is a masonry veneer of low weight used on exterior and interior 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 also known as brick veneer, is made from a combination of clay, gravel and cement. Thin brick is authentic brick, it’s simply cut or made thinner. Made with only a portion of the components of most bricks, the expense related to thin brick is much more affordable than full size traditional bricks.
Installation is also easier with thin brick than traditional brick. In comparison to other building materials, thin brick is deemed more visually appealing by most people, and it’s durable and requires less maintenance than vinyl, metal or wood siding. Siding made of metal tends to fade or get dented 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 is important to note that thin brick is a light-weight covering application primarily used for appearance. Thin brick is not to be considered a load bearing solution and will not improve a wall’s structural integrity. However, thin brick walls are self-supporting, putting zero additional burden on the structural components of the building. As the thin bricks are not structural, they can be initiated after the building’s roof and walls, with out a costly brick ledge which is required for full brick. This provides a great deal of flexibility for builders 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 anchor the thin brick wall to a building’s structural frame. The adhered system employs a thin layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the frame and does not require using anchors or brick ties. These traditional ways of 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 uses sturdy panels to give the greatest strength and durability offered from a thin brick installation system.
While installing brick veneer is easier than a traditional brick wall, it is not an advisable task for amateur homeowners without professional contracting experience. All of the contractors that we refer have successfully finished the Ambrico EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be happy to help in all thin brick installations in Tacoma.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is an ideal solution for replacing the existing façade of a building because it can be put on structures constructed with almost any type of material, such as wood, aluminum or vinyl siding. While most often utilized on remodeling applications, the thin brick 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 colors, textures and finishes to complement the site requirements and design of any siding job. The thin brick options 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 for rust prevention on heavy commercial projects
- The panel can be fastened anywhere for perfect weight distribution
- Specially selected components ensure strength and durability for all thin brick jobs
- Perfect for exterior and interior projects in commercial and residential 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