Brick Siding Suggestion
To help save energy, check any places where pipes or wires penetrate the outside of your home (or to unfinished areas inside your home) and add caulking to seal any air leaks in the areas around these penetrations.
Routine Care Task
Inspect, clean, and repair brick siding
Prevents entry of water and insects, and maintains the integrity of the brick covering.
Timing: May (yearly)
Carefully inspect brick or masonry siding for cracks or missing mortar.
Repair with mortar or concrete caulk. Pressure wash and clean the brick as necessary.
The benefits of this task are high from doing the inspection, as this can prevent costly damage from penetration by
water and insects. Pressure washing and cleaning help to maintain the appearance of your brick siding.
The cost of this task is moderately high. The inspection can usually be done fairly quickly, but depending on the size of your home, washing your brick can be time-consuming. You will need a pressure washer, ladders, long-handed brushes, etc. to do the cleaning associated with this task.
Originally posted at http://www.petermuehlbronner.home-wizard.com/idea/BSD_10