Houses with brick exteriors are valued for their low-maintenance aspect, but some older homes can present aesthetic challenges.
Styles do come and go in the brick world, and a brick that was considered pretty in 1970 might be viewed as pretty ugly by a homeowner today.
Enlarging an existing brick house can give rise to another issue: how to match up the brick on your addition with the original brick, which might not even be in production anymore?
Hughes-Edwards Builders has an established track record in the Nashville Area of dealing with brick updating issues like these.
The company’s experts can show you the most beautiful options for covering up outdated brick and/or creating a seamless addition to your brick home.
In its home renovation projects as well as its custom designed new homes, Hughes Edwards is well experienced in both mortar rubbed finishes over brick as well as mortar washing brick.
The two treatments are similar and both will hide a multitude of brick-related problems.
A mortar wash is just light enough to allow little bits of the brick color to peek through, giving a house an elegant, aged appearance, while a mortar rub covers up the brick completely with a textured matte finish resembling stucco that marries well with stone accents.
A mortar rub can have a more rustic or sleek final finish depending on the tool selected for application of the mortar.
Both mortar washing and mortar rubbing can give a dated brick exterior a whole new lease on life, and make a new brick addition blend in with the old.
These hand-applied finishes come in eight standard colors and 30 more architectural tints.
Paint is always an option too, but mortar washes and rubs have been popular with many of Hughes-Edwards’ renovation clients because they cost less and create a more durable finish. If you would like more information on a beautiful brick mortar rub or mortar wash exterior for you custom home build or remodel project in the Nashville TN area please fill out the form below or call Bryan Edwards at 615-824-690.