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What costs more. In the process of plans for a new construction. Just curious about cost differences. This will pertain to the outside skin of house. I will be getting bids for both. Thanks
 

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but the benefits of brick include better insulation (which equates to lower heating/cooling bills), strength, and less painting. If an option, I think I would take brick.

How long does the prestained hardiplank go before painting, or after painting it?
 

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awesome, I cant wait for cleve to open up some posts from our dearly departed hardi plank expert:thumbup::thumbup:
 

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hardi vs brick

If its on the front of a house i would go with brick, but as for the rest of the house hardi is a great alternative to vinyl. If you buy the pre painted hardi, it has a 20 year warranty on paint, and a lifetime on the material. No guarantees on brick. And we usually charge about $120-$140 a SQ. for hardi.
 

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I believe a good combo of both materials makes for a nice looking structure. I myself own an all Brick home with an Asphalt shingle covered dormer (I recently purchased) which was built in the 1930's and I am in the process changing the Asphalt shingle over to Hardishake, I just recently Rebuilt the Front Steps and Brick walls attached (my stoop is about 42" off the ground). Anyhoo, both Brick and Hardi are excellent GREEN building products and I always encourage my customers to consider Hardi over Vinyl anyday. Brick has always been a favorite and seems to stand the test of time when installed properly ,the old fashioned way (speaking in my english accent, I meant no Brickface).
 

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I'm sure you know this, but just in case... don't just talk to the brick guys about their charge... for the brick option you'll also need to add a brick ledge to the foundation
 
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