New Bricks

19 Jul

We went to the brick yard and brought back 100 bricks to look at to help decide what roofing shingles to pick. We also have to decide what mortar to use. The color of the mortar will make a lot of difference in the way the bricks look. The bricklayer came out and put up two sample boards for us to look at and compare.

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This is the view from near and far of the buff colored mortar.

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This is a view from near and far of the brown mortar. Both look OK to us but I think we will use the brown mortar. Once you put up the bricks there is no going back, you are stuck with what you got!

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2 Responses to “New Bricks”

  1. carynverell July 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    what is keeping you from having a metal roof on this new house? just curious…considering they cost just a little bit more but have lifetime warrantee/guarantee etc….

  2. doublebhomestead July 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I’m really not wild about the look of the metal roofs especially on large, steep roofs. I think the shingles give it a more “classic” look.

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