Brick and stone are not susceptible to man of the enemies that wood may have such as termites, ants, carpenter bees, and woodpeckers. Brick and stone are nearly impervious to water damage making them a much better option than wood. Brick also has a higher value for your home. It is estimated that brick homes and structures are 6% higher in value overall than homes with wood or other siding. Brick and stone are also fireproof and easier to clean and maintain.