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How much does brick siding cost to install?

$8 – $18 cost per square foot installed
$8,000 – $27,000 average cost to brick a house

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October 22, 2021

Reviewed by Tom Grupa and 6 expert siding contractors on HomeGuide.

Brick siding cost

The average cost to brick a house is $8,000 to $27,000 for siding a full exterior. Installing brick siding costs $2,000 to $13,500 to add brick to the front of a house. Brick veneer costs $8 to $18 per square foot installed for thin brick veneers or real face-brick siding.

  • The labor cost alone to lay brick veneer is $2 to $8 per square foot.
  • Removing brick from a house costs $3 to $6 per square foot.
  • Replacing vinyl siding with brick costs $9 to $20 per square foot total.
  • Faux-brick panels cost $14 to $24 per square foot installed.
  • Brick veneer repair costs $11 to $24 per square foot.

Brick siding cost - chart
Brick siding cost - chart

Brick siding cost
Brick area (square feet) Total cost installed
250 $2,000 – $4,500
500 $4,000 – $9,000
750 $6,000 – $13,500
1,000 $8,000 – $18,000
1,250 $10,000 – $22,500
1,500 $12,000 – $27,000
2,000 $16,000 – $36,000
2,500 $20,000 – $45,000

*For thin-brick veneer or face-brick.


Average cost to brick a house

The cost to brick a house depends on if you're siding a partial accent, the front of a house, or a full house exterior.

Cost to brick a house exterior
Project & size Average cost installed
Front of a house (250 – 750 SF area) $2,000 – $13,500
Full house exterior (1,000 – 1,500 SF area) $8,000 – $27,000
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Red brick veneer siding installed on house exterior
Red brick veneer siding installed on house exterior

Cost to brick a full house exterior

The cost to brick veneer a house exterior is $8,000 to $27,000 for 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of exterior wall. Removing old siding costs $1,000 to $9,000 more.

Average cost to brick a house - chart
Average cost to brick a house - chart

Average cost to brick a full house
National average cost $17,500
Minimum cost $8,000
Maximum cost $45,000
Average cost range $8,000 to $27,000

*For thin brick or brick veneer on an existing foundation.

Cost to brick the front of a house

The cost to brick the front of a house is $2,000 to $13,500 for 250 to 750 square feet of an exterior wall. Partially adding brick to the front of the house costs $8 to $18 per square foot. Finishing the rest with vinyl siding costs $3 to $7 per square foot.

Cost to brick the front of a house - chart
Cost to brick the front of a house - chart

Cost to add brick to front of a house
Brick area (square feet) Total cost installed
250 $2,000 – $4,500
500 $4,000 – $9,000
750 $6,000 – $13,500

Fiber cement siding also pairs well with brick veneer accents. Fiber cement siding costs $6 to $13 per square foot installed.

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Brick veneer cost

Brick veneer costs $8 to $24 per square foot installed, depending on the type, brand, and install labor.

Brick veneer cost per square foot - chart
Brick veneer cost per square foot - chart

Brick veneer cost
Type Cost per square foot installed
Thin-brick veneer pieces & panels
(manufactured & clay brick)
$8 – $18
Face-brick
(real, full-size bricks)
$12 – $18
Faux-brick panels
(polyurethane or epoxy)
$14 – $24

Thin brick veneer costs

Thin brick veneer costs $8 to $18 per square foot installed, depending on the brand, type, and install method. Thin brick prices are $4 to $13 per square foot for materials only.

Thin brick veneer prices by brand
Brand Material prices per square foot Types
Novabrik $4 – $5
  • Faux brick
  • Mortarless thin-brick veneer singles
  • Fastened with screws
Brick It $3 – $13
  • Real clay bricks handmade & cut
  • Thin-brick singles
Black Bear $6 – $9
  • Faux brick
  • Thin-brick singles
Old Mill Brick $8 – $11
  • Cut from real clay bricks
  • Thin-brick singles
  • Thin-brick sheets
Z-Brick $8 – $10
  • Faux brick
  • Thin-brick singles

Thin brick veneer pieces up close
Thin brick veneer pieces up close

  • Come as individual 0.5” to 1.0” thick strips or larger panels
  • Made from real clay or manufactured cement
  • Installed with mortar, construction adhesive, or paneling system
  • Often called “adhered brick veneer”
Thin brick veneer pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Insulates better than solid brick
  • Easy installation
  • Same fade-proof colors & textures of real brick
  • Outlasts polyurethane veneer panels
  • Ideal for exterior or interior walls, backsplashes, & fireplaces
  • Installable in buildings where traditional masonry isn’t possible
  • Dent- & fire-resistant
  • Boosts soundproofing
  • Doesn’t last as long as solid-brick veneer walls
  • Causes water damage to the exterior wall when improperly installed
  • Has less fire-, sound-, & weather-resistance than solid-brick veneer walls

Face-brick veneer wall cost

Building a brick-facing wall on an existing foundation costs $12 to $18 per square foot on average. Installing a new concrete brick-ledge footer foundation costs an additional $15 to $30 per square foot.

Brick facing house cost
Face-brick size Cost per square foot installed
(on existing foundation)
Standard (3-3/4” x 2-1/4” x 8”) $16 – $18
Modular (3” x 3-1/2” x 11-1/2”) $12 – $15
Colonial (3” x 3-1/2” x 10”) $12 – $16
  • Face bricks cost $350 to $800 per 1,000 bricks for materials only.
  • Face-brick veneer walls are 3” to 4” single-layer (single-wythe) walls built from real clay bricks.
  • These walls are not load-bearing but improves home insulation and soundproofing.

Real face brick house siding installed
Real face brick house siding installed

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Brick face siding pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Longest lifespan of all brick home siding
  • Ideal siding for all climates
  • Resists heavy wind, fire, & pests
  • Doesn’t rot or mold
  • Impact-resistant and low-maintenance
  • Resilient color
  • Requires installing concrete-footer support
  • Not all foundations can support the extra weight
  • Poor insulator on its own
  • Needs an air gap, vapor barrier, & flashing to prevent interior water damage

Faux-brick veneer siding panels cost

Faux-brick siding costs $14 to $24 per square foot installed. Faux-brick panels cost $12 to $18 per square foot, and faux corner panels cost $30 to $45 per linear foot for materials only.

Faux-brick siding pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Lightweight and DIY friendly
  • Fastest install time
  • No mortar needed
  • Ideal for walls of any height
  • Resists chipping
  • Custom color-matching available
  • Best brick siding insulation
  • Easiest to clean and mold-resistant
  • Interior water damage with improper outdoor installs
  • Lasts 20 to 40 years, the shortest of all brick siding
  • Scratch-prone
  • Cannot be less than 12” from an open fire
  • Cracks in extreme cold

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Cost to replace siding with brick or rebrick

  • Replacing siding with brick costs $11 to $24 per square foot when the existing wall can’t hold the weight of more siding.
  • Brick refacing or cladding a house exterior costs $8 to $18 per square foot to cover up the existing siding with new brick veneer.

Cost to replace siding with brick or rebrick house - chart
Cost to replace siding with brick or rebrick house - chart

Cost to replace siding with brick
Type Cost per square foot Average total cost*
Refacing brick with new brick veneer $8 – $18 $8,000 – $27,000
Changing vinyl to brick $9 – $20 $9,000 – $30,000
Replacing brick or rebricking $11 – $24 $11,000 – $36,000
Removing old brick $3 – $6 $3,000 – $9,000
Removing vinyl siding $1 – $2 $1,000 – $3,000

*Based on 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of wall coverage.

  • Mortar-finish brick refacing costs $2,000 to $12,000 for an entire home exterior with the German smear technique.
  • Installing brick over siding can be dangerous due to weight limits. A structural engineer costs $500 to $1,000 to approve for building codes.
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Change vinyl siding to brick transition cost

Changing vinyl siding to brick costs $9 to $26 per square foot, depending on the transition type. Replacing old wall-sheathing board costs $1.25 to $2.00 per square foot extra for water damage under the siding.

Vinyl to brick transition cost
Transition Cost per square foot
Vinyl to thin brick (adhered veneer) $9 – $20
Vinyl to faux-brick (polyurethane panels) $15 – $26

*Includes removing the old vinyl siding.

Cost of removing brick from a house

The cost of removing brick from a house exterior is $3 to $6 per square foot or $1,000 to $9,000, including disposal. Removing brick from interior drywall costs $2.00 to $4.50 per square foot, including drywall demolition and new drywall installation costs.

Cost of removing brick from house
Material Cost per square foot
Removing brick from a house exterior $3.00 – $6.00
Removing brick from a house interior and replacing drywall $2.00 – $4.50

Brick veneer repair cost

Brick veneer repair costs $11 to $24 per square foot or $500 to $1,000 on average for replacing small sections of cracked or loose bricks. Brick wall repair costs $20 to $40 per square foot for replacing sections of solid-brick veneer walls.

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Brick siding installation cost factors

Additional cost factors to install brick include:

  • Brick ledge foundation – A new concrete footer costs $15 to $30 per square foot extra to support a brick veneer wall.
  • Indoor vs. outdoor – Waterproof barriers are necessary before mounting brick veneer onto an exterior wooden, drywall, or steel wall.
  • Hazardous materialsAsbestos siding removal costs $4 to $6 per square foot. Contractors install over undisturbed flat asbestos siding when possible.
  • Painting – The cost to paint a brick house is $2,000 to $8,000 on average. Brick staining costs $1 to $4 per square foot and allows the brick to remain breathable.
  • Waterproofing – Exterior moisture-blocking sealing costs $2 to $10 per square foot.
  • Permits – A siding permit costs $100 to $250 on average. Faux-brick siding doesn’t require a permit in some places.

Labor cost to lay brick

The labor cost to lay brick veneer is $2 to $8 per square foot, depending on the brick type, project size and complexity, supplies, and install method. Bricklayers charge $40 to $100 per hour for smaller jobs.

Cost to lay brick
Brick veneer type Labor cost per square foot
Laying thin-brick veneer $4 – $8
Laying face-brick veneer wall $5 – $7
Laying faux-brick panels $2 – $6

*Includes labor and supplies, not the bricks.

Labor costs depend on:

  • Install method – Masons install 500 square feet of brick home siding in 2 to 14 days, depending on the type. Adhered brick veneer takes twice as long to install as faux-brick polyurethane panels.
  • Accessibility – Multi-level buildings require ladders and scaffolding, increasing the labor costs by 25% to 35% on average.
  • Complexity – Complex layouts, mixing siding types, and creating intricate brick design patterns increase labor time.

Cost to brick a house vs. siding

Installing new brick siding costs $8 to $18 per square foot. Installing other siding costs $2 to $13 per square foot on average.

Brick vs. siding cost
Material Cost per square foot Average cost installed*
Brick siding $8 – $18 $8,000 – $18,000
Vinyl siding cost $3 – $7 $3,000 – $7,000
Aluminum siding $3 – $11 $3,000 – $11,000
Wood siding $2 – $6 $2,000 – $6,000
Engineered wood siding $2 – $4 $2,000 – $4,000
Fiber cement siding cost $6 – $13 $6,000 – $13,000
Stucco cost $3 – $9 $3,000 – $9,000
Steel siding $3 – $10 $3,000 – $10,000
Stone siding cost $10 – $45 $10,000 – $45,000

*Based on 1,000 square feet of wall coverage.

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Frequently asked questions

What is brick veneer siding?

Brick veneer siding is a wall covering of real or imitation bricks, or a clay-brick wall surrounding the home. Brick siding is long-lasting, increases home-appraisal values by 6% to 8%, and is energy efficient due to its thermal mass.

How long does brick veneer siding last?

Clay-brick siding lasts 100+ years. Faux-brick veneer siding lasts 20 to 75 years, depending on if it’s molded cement or polyurethane.

Can you brick a vinyl-sided house?

You can only brick a vinyl-sided house after removing the vinyl panels. Installers either replace vinyl siding with thin-brick veneer or build a brick veneer wall around the home. Adhered brick veneer must attach to concrete, wood, or steel-frame supports.

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Hiring a brick siding installer

When hiring a brick siding professional, use this checklist:

  • Choose masons certified by any of these groups:
  • Compare three or more different estimates.
  • Avoid choosing the cheapest estimates that often mean lower-quality work.
  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Request to see all company licenses, liability insurance, and bond guarantees.
  • Ask for copies of the estimate, contract, and warranty before work starts.
  • Make a payment plan. Never pay in total upfront.

Questions to ask brick veneer installers

  • Is your siding real clay brick, or made from synthetic materials?
  • Do you use mortar or a mortar alternative for installation?
  • How will you protect the wooden structures behind the siding from water damage?
  • Will you pull permits and manage inspections?
  • Can I see photos of your past projects and a list of references?
  • How long have you been installing siding?
  • Can I see siding samples before you begin?
  • What types of siding do you specialize in installing?
  • Can you match the brick siding to my home?
  • How do you control unexpected project delays?
  • How much space does your crew need?
  • Do you offer a labor warranty?
  • How long will this installation take?
  • Does your estimate list all materials, labor, and clean-up costs? What other charges can I expect?
  • What’s your payment timeline?
  • Will I get a contract copy before work begins?

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