The best source for thin brick in Vancouver, 98667. Ambrico proudly delivers high quality thin and brick veneer siding from the top manufacturers, such as McNear, Hanson and Acme. Our patented EZ Wall System is a widely regarded thin brick installation system that couples prime quality grade panels with bona-fide 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.
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 give you a free quote on your Vancouver thin brick needs. Please complete the form on the right, or give us a call at 866-663-6898
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Vancouver’s Leading Resource for Brick Veneer and Thin Brick
Thin brick is a masonry veneer of low weight applied to exterior and interior walls of homes and commercial buildings to offer the appearance of conventional brick at a fraction of the cost and lower impact to the environment. Thin brick, which is sometimes called faux brick, is made from a combination of clay, gravel and cement. Thin brick is real brick, it’s simply cut or made thinner. As only a portion of the brick is used, the expense related to thin brick is always more affordable than full size traditional brick.
Installation is also easier with thin brick than traditional 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 siding like vinyl, wood or metal. Siding made of metal is prone to dents and can fade with time. Siding with wood will need to be painted frequently, and does not stand up to inclement weather well. When tested against vinyl siding, brick veneer proved to be more durable and less likely to puncture.
It should be noted that thin brick is a lighter covering application used primarily for appearance. Thin brick is not to be used as a load bearing product and will not help a wall’s structural strength. Brick Veneer walls are, however self-supporting, placing no added stress on the structural components of the building. Because the thin bricks 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 builders with a great deal of flexibility in the 98667 area.
Historically, the two primary techniques for installing thin brick walls were either adhered or anchored systems. The anchored system requires brick ties or angle brackets to anchor the thin brick wall to a building’s structural frame. The adhered system requires a small layer of mortar to attach the brick veneer to the structure and does not require the use of anchors or brick ties. These traditional methods for installing thin brick are becoming out-dated thanks to Ambrico’s EZ Wall® Engineered Thin Brick System. The E-Z Wall System is fast and easy to install and features heavy-duty panels that provide the greatest durability and strength offered from a thin brick installation system.
Although thin brick installation 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 Ambrico refers have successfully completed our EZ-Wall certification process, offered by the United States Thin Masonry Association (USTMA). We will be happy to help in all thin brick installs in Vancouver.
Ambrico’s EZ Wall System is a great choice for replacing the existing appearance of a building because it can be placed on structures constructed with synthetic stucco, lightweight stone veneer, wood, aluminum or vinyl siding. While most commonly used for remodeling projects, the thin brick system can also be used 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 selections stretch from contemporary glazed and smooth brick to traditional brick designs. Thin bricks also come in various shapes to accommodate and create cornices, sills. and other cool 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 applications
- The panel can be fastened anywhere for perfect weight distribution
- Specially selected components ensure strength and durability for all thin brick applications
- Perfect for exterior and interior projects 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 design and engineering keep costs down
- Designed for installation year-yound in Vancouver
- Construction versatility: Structural, fire-rated and moisture-resistant