Brick siding is also called veneer brick (or brick veneer), which clearly distinguishes it from solid brick construction. … A newer species of brick veneer, often called “thin brick,” is made of thin brick faces (down to about 1/2-inch thick) that are installed much more like ceramic tile than traditional building brick.

Expect it to last about 20 to 25 years. Brick can give a rustic look to a home and can be beautiful for decades. Brick is usually installed as a veneer, not a part of the structure, and is water-permeable. This siding needs to be installed over a waterproof membrane.