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By: Masonryworx  09-12-2011
Keywords: masonry, brick, stone masonry

Masonry homes offer better value and are more affordable than you think

TORONTO –Homebuyers are selling themselves, and their investment, short when they choose a vinyl-clad home over one with a masonry exterior.

A new study commissioned by MasonryWorx, the trade association of brick, block and stone masonry industry professionals, shows that 84% of Ontario new home shoppers prefer a house made of brick or stone, but most also believe it is the most expensive option. Half of all home shoppers consider vinyl siding the least expensive cladding option, but only 6% prefer it. However, the idea that opting for a masonry exterior is vastly more expensive is a myth potential homebuyers should see past, says MasonryWorx President Dante Di Giovanni.

Keywords: brick, masonry, stone masonry

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