Brick veneer siding creates instant eye-catching curb appeal to any home, making it a popular design choice. But how much does it cost to install brick veneer? Several components determine the final price, such as your home’s size, the veneer design you choose, the material, and the material’s thickness.
Typically, brick veneer siding is 30% to 40% less expensive than a traditional brick facade. Veneer bricks can be paired with wood, vinyl, or aluminum siding for a multifaceted, established look. It can also be used inside to surround fireplaces or create a gorgeous accent wall in the kitchen, family room, and beyond.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$10.17||$16.74|
|Range for this type of project:||$3,050||$5,022|
Brick Veneer Installation Cost
Complete cost for faux-brick interlocking panel. Fully weatherproof and UV-resistant, this long-lasting and attractive siding requires minimal maintenance. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and future repairs.
Basic Labor for Brick Veneer Installation
Labor costs for standard, thorough installation. This will start with a full assessment of the space. Your team will plan the layout, acquire appropriate equipment, transport materials, and execute preparation, installation and cleanup. They will fabricate and attach brick veneer over a metal lathe and vapor barrier, hand-mortaring all brick and grout joints on the exterior wall.
Job Supplies for Brick Veneer Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as corrosion-resistant fasteners, flashing, exterior-grade caulking, weather stripping, and sealants.
Equipment Allowance for Brick Veneer Installation
Equipment allowance for 10" diamond masonry saw and other specialty tools. This is assessed as a daily rental fee, while single-use equipment will incur separate charges.
Removal of Brick Veneer Installation Waste
Additional fee for safe, expeditious disposal of old materials, installation waste, and all associated debris.
Removal of Siding (Optional)
Cost for full, professional removal of siding panels, fasteners, and trim pieces. Ensures safe, responsible disposal of materials, without damaging trim or adjacent surfaces. Loose or damaged building paper or wrap will also be removed. This service is available for vinyl, metal, or wood siding.
|cost to install brick veneer siding|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$7.71|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$3,971.11|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$3,000.67 - $4,941.55|
As with any home renovation project, many separate pieces come together to create an overall expense. Brick veneer siding - also referred to as faux or fake brick - is available across the country in a wide range of colors and blends, similar to standard full bricks. Your location and many other economic factors determine what you’ll need to budget for.
Whether you’re looking to fit a brick veneer project into your existing budget or determining how much to save, here are a few factors to help you discern the cost:
There are many different choices for veneer bricks, creating a wide range of pricing. Brick veneer panels are sheets of brick veneer attached to a mesh back. They cover larger areas and usually range between $6 to $10 per square foot. Thin brick veneer has a lower average price point than a thicker design. Traditional four-inch individual bricks tend to cost less per square foot at about $4 to $8, but they take longer to install.
The size of your home is a huge piece of the puzzle to figuring out your total brick veneer cost. The more square footage you’d like covered, the higher your final cost. If you’re not covering your entire exterior with brick veneer, measure the square footage of the area you intend to cover. Full house coverage is more expensive than mixing the brick veneer with other siding styles. Cut back costs by covering your home's front exterior in brick veneer and leaving your existing siding on the sides and rear.
Brick veneer installation for a 2,500-square-foot home ranges between $10,000 and $75,000, with an average total cost of $18,000.
The installation method used for your brick siding is also a major factor in determining the total cost. A thick-set application method requires different supplies than a thin-set method. Standard supplies like mortar cost around $0.50 per square foot. Specialty tools, lumber, water-resistant sealant, wire lath, and cement backer board also contribute to the project budget in their own unique ways.
As with many financial aspects of a brick siding project, the labor cost depends on the brick type, installation area, and the job's complexity. Labor to install brick siding and veneer typically ranges between $3 and $20 per square foot. While a bricklayer may charge between $40 and $100 per hour instead of by square foot for smaller jobs, most exterior home installations charge per square foot with predetermined labor costs factored in.
A few key factors determine where your final brick veneer cost will land. Deciding on your preferred design attributes ahead of time allows you to start honing in on the cost range of your brick veneer project. Considering the style of brick you choose, the cost of removing old siding, and additional specialty supplies, each small decision leads to a different final price.
Unless you have an extensive background in siding installation or bricklaying, installing brick siding isn’t a DIY-friendly project. The skills and training required for a job that both looks nice and protects your home long-term require education and experience. If the brick siding is installed incorrectly, it can lead to structural weakness and may not have the final outcome you’re hoping for.
For a job you can rely on and the end result you’re looking for, hire a contractor near you to get a quote using the information in this guide as a starting point.
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