The façade of any building will have a massive influence on public perception and property value. As an owner, you want to do good on both. That is why you should carefully select all of the elements that will go into the façade including the design and materials. The siding is particularly important as it will dictate the look of the vast surface. It is common to use bricks for this purpose. In fact, you could use glazed bricks which is a type that has a ceramic coating on the outward-facing side. Manufacturers first make the base brick before using fire to fuse it to the ceramic coat. The extra step yields several benefits:
Ease of Maintenance
Glazing makes the surface non-porous. Moisture cannot easily penetrate so it is highly resistant to stains and dirt. Maintenance is easy as one only needs a soft wipe to clean a wall. For persistent dirt, one may use a mixture of water and mild detergent to get it off. This is so different from regular bricks which are typically porous and prone to discoloration over time. In fact, the glazing protects the surface not only from water but also different types of chemicals. The color will not fade despite exposure to the elements so they will remain aesthetically pleasing for many years.
Another thing that is attractive about these bricks is that they are extremely versatile. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. They can withstand any climate so there will be no fears even if you live in a place that experiences extreme weather. They were made through fire, after all, so high heat will not damage it. Neither will harsh cold temperatures thanks to their resistance to frost. In terms of design, you will be able to find them in different shapes, sizes, colors, and finishes. They can easily match the color of the rest of the building if you want to use the material for a renovation.
We have already touched on its ability to withstand extreme environmental conditions. It is far better than many siding materials in this regard so you can be confident that they will be durable enough to last for decades. They are also resistant to impact so they can be used in high traffic areas. Bumps will not faze these materials. They will shrug off impact, vandalism, and graffiti, which may be a key feature if the property is located in a neighborhood that has these issues.
With all of these benefits, it is no surprise that many are using glazed bricks for their facade makeovers.