Benefits of using fake brick panels instead of real brick include reduced costs, easier installation, easier upkeep and easier replacement. Do-it-yourself installation of fake brick is much more practical than real brick, as it does not require masonry tools or expertise.
Many fake brick panels look almost indistinguishable from real brick, yet they weigh significantly less, which makes for easier transportation and installation. Cost savings from fake brick add up for large areas, such as the siding of exterior home walls. Fake bricks generally resist moss and other growths better than real brick, while retaining the durability necessary to withstand cleaning with pressure washers.