With the winter weather quickly approaching you might be asking yourself, “How will my brick home hold up in the coming weather?” Luckily, brick is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials out there! Here are some reasons why brick is always the right choice, especially in the winter: 1) Holds Heat: No need … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Brick is Better- Winter Edition
Installing a thin brick wall on your own is WAY easier than you think! With just a couple tools, your favorite Summit Brick thin brick, and a blank wall- the world is really your oyster! There are so many different things you can do with thin brick from covering walls, re-doing your fireplace, or adding … Continue reading HOW TO: Install a Thin Brick Wall
One of Summit Brick’s early ways of firing brick was through a beehive kiln. These kilns replaced our scove kilns in 1922 and were far more effective. With a scove kiln unfired bricks were stacked inside the kiln and then a layer of plaster was put on the outside. This helped to lock in the … Continue reading A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln
Whether you’re looking to create a brick pathway in your backyard, put up a brick accent wall in your house, or create a brick floor in your laundry room, keep in mind all the different patterns you could use. Just changing the pattern of your brick can completely change the look of the room. Below … Continue reading Brick Patterns: 4 Creative Ways to Use Patterns
There are several different ways you can customize a brick, one of them is adding a texture! Keep in mind that a texture on a brick creates more shadows, resulting in a seemingly darker color. Industry nomenclature varies from region to region, but below are the textures we offer at Summit Brick... 1) Smooth 2) … Continue reading Texture Time!
It’s that time of year again- the creative juices are flowing and you’re ready to tackle a new project around the house! Adding brick to that project is a great way to add a natural beauty and timeless feel. To make it easy to gather some more ideas, we’ve updated our Pinterest page. With boards … Continue reading You can do it, DIY!
Summit Brick Company is extremely proud to have been part of the new construction of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Mortenson Construction, Davis Partnership, H+L and ZGF have done a spectacular job on a beautiful hospital. We were thrilled to be invited to the "Contractor's Open House" and once again, we were proud to have … Continue reading New Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Opens 12/13/14!
Congratulations to our three distributors that placed in our first annual Capture to Inspire Photo Contest! Over six months ago we opened up the contest to our distributors across the country to send in images of Summit Brick projects through out the nation that they thought inspired architectural elegance. We received an abundance of photos … Continue reading Capture to Inspire 2014 Winners!
Thousands of people gathered in Denver Friday for a monumental opening in the Mile High City. Union Station has been renovated and restored to be a remarkable and ambitious transportation hub in the heart of Downtown Denver. Speeches from Colorado senators, the U.S Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, RTD, DUSPA, Kiewit, and Governor Hickenlooper were followed … Continue reading Union Station: Grand Opening Celebration
The question is perhaps best answered by Michael H. Shuman, author of Going Local. As Shuman writes, "Going local does not mean walling off the outside world. It means nurturing locally owned businesses which use local resources sustainably, employ local workers at decent wages and serve primarily local consumers. It means becoming more self-sufficient and less … Continue reading Buying Summit, is buying local