Masonry/Brick Laying/top for brickwork

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Joan
The front of my house is finished in bricks half way up from ground level, and vinyl siding to the roof. The top of the bricks, where they met the siding, had a strip of flashing. It became warped so I cut it off what I could, except for the inside part which was  tucked under the siding.
Now I need something to replace it as the ezposed tops of the bricks, with holes, are visible.
I dont want to use flashing again. Should I get a piece of siding or wood to cover it? Or maybe some type of cement type topping over the bricks-something I could do myself.
Hope you understand, thanks for your thoughts!

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Thank you for your question Sue.

I would like to recommend the use of a limestone window sill to cover the exposed bricks. These sills may be custom made and are easy to install with the use of masonry cement.

Limestone is a preferred product considering that cement and wood are highly absorbent and therefore could deteriorate with time.

Please take appropriate measurements and see your local brick and stone distributor for a quote to consider the costs. Installing these sills yourself will save you money, for labor is the part that costs the most.

Good luck with your project.

Best Regards,

Joan Miller

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Joan Miller

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Bricks and Stones have always been my passion. There are thousands of products to choose from and to learn about. If you need to know the specifics about bricks and stones, I will be more than happy to answer any questions about the masonry world as in how it is made, how to install it, specifications and quality.

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I have been employed by brick and stone distributors for the past 25 years, meaning I have access to all sorts of information provided by the manufacturers that enables me to guide homebuilders and architects to make the best choice for their projects.

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Masonry Specialist. Commercial and Industrial specialty.

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