According to the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), brick masonry has a 100-year effective lifespan. This means that with minimal maintenance, your brick home will last more than a lifetime! With very little need for maintenance, the ongoing costs of upkeep and repair are significantly lower over brick's lifetime as compared to other materials.
Below you can see a table as published by the Brick Industry Association listing estimated time for repair of various exterior finishes.
|Material||Application||Estimated Time to Repair (Years)|
|Metal||Coping / flashing||20-75|
|Metal||Anchors & ties||15+|