why meridian brick

The benefits of living in a fashionable home

From the manufacturing process to the benefits of brick, you're about to learn what makes Meridian Brick the best choice for exterior cladding.

Beauty. Color. Character. Charm. Strength. Did we mention variety? Meridian Brick delivers on all fronts.


How It's Made

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Comparison

Beauty. Color. Character. Charm. Strength. Did we mention variety? Meridian Brick Clay Brick delivers on all fronts. Below, see how Meridian Brick stands up to other cladding products.

Meridian Brick Vinyl, Aluminum and wood siding Exterior Insulation Finish Systems
Enormous range of natural color Limited color range, color can fade, depending on material Monotonous
Wide range, including Bark, Wirecut, Smooth and Antique Limited range Different textures, but mostly flat
Up to eight hours to transfer 30 degrees fahrenheit from outside to inside wall One hour to transfer 30 degrees fahrenheit from outside to inside wall Satisfactory insulation values, but is combustible
Small range of absorption High absorption rate for wood siding leads to swelling and delamination Interfaces are susceptible to wear ingress which leads to accumulation of moisture
Little or no maintenance required Replacement may be needed with age, wood requires painting Water penetration can lead to structural rot and total system replacement

Meridian Brick Warranty

This warranty applies to the following Meridian Brick products only

TRANSFERABLE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR MERIDIAN BRICK LLC

Terms of Warranty. Meridian Brick LLC (“Seller”) hereby warrants to the owner of any building or residence constructed with Brick manufactured by Seller for use in such building or residence that the Brick meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications for such Brick in effect at the time such Brick was produced, including ASTM specifications C216, C62, C652, C1088, C902 or C1272 as applicable to such Brick.

Residential Buyer Warranty Period. With respect to the original homeowner who closes on a home with the intent to reside in such home within one year after construction (the “Residential Buyer”) this warranty commences as of the date the Residential Buyer closes and shall extend for the life of the Residential Buyer so long as such Residential Buyer owns the home. In addition, the warranty shall extend for the life of the first successor or transferee of the Residential Buyer so long as the transferee owns the home. The warranty period does not extend beyond the time period that such first successor or transferee owns the home.

Non-Residential Buyer Warranty Period. If the original owner that closes on a building or structure after construction is not a Residential Buyer, including without limitation, all commercial entities (a “Non- Residential Buyer”), the warranty shall extend for fifty (5O) years from the date a Non-Residential Buyer closes on the building or structure after construction and shall be transferable during such fifty (5O) year period. If the building or structure is a home and the Non-Residential Buyer sells such home to a Residential Buyer within one year after construction, then the Residential Buyer Warranty Period shall apply to such Residential Buyer.

Warranty Exclusions:

This Limited Warranty does not apply to failure, damage, deterioration, efflorescence or color change to the Brick resulting from:

  1. faulty building methods, faulty wall prefabrication or structural defects;
  2. failure or cracking of Brick due to settling or subsidence of the building or residence;
  3. incorrect use of mortar or deterioration of mortar (all mortar joints must be full);
  4. inferior masonry workmanship or any tooling of mortar joints which does not comply with BIA standards or is not recommended in BIA Tech Notes 7B (Dec. 2005) for exterior Brickwork;
  5. use of Brick for soffits, sills, or caps except as specifically outlined in BIA Tech Notes 36 (Jan. 1988) and 36A (Feb. 2001);
  6. non-compliance with applicable building codes; or
  7. deterioration and discoloration from the effects of acid rain, pollution or other applied chemicals whether intended or unintended.

Notice and Remedies for Warranty Claims. To preserve its warranty rights hereunder, Residential Buyer and Non-Residential Buyer (either of which shall be referred to herein as the “Buyer”) shall notify Seller in writing within thirty (30) days of the date Buyer first knows or is first put on inquiry notice that any Brick manufactured by Seller may or does not comply with the warranty specifications. Such written notice shall explain the basis for the claim and shall state the date the building or residence was purchased by Buyer. Buyer must also provide this Transferable Residential Limited Warranty and proof of ownership of the building or residence acceptable to Seller, at Seller’s sole discretion. If available, Buyer shall furnish the original invoice number for the Brick and Brick code as stated on the invoice. Seller shall have the right to investigate all such claims and to inspect all Brick involved. If any Brick is found by Seller to not comply with its written warranty as set forth above, then, at Seller’s election, it shall have the option of: (i) repairing the Brick, (ii) providing replacement Brick; or (iii) refunding the purchase price of the Brick paid at the time of original purchase. In no event shall Seller be responsible for any labor costs.

WARRANTY LIMITATIONS. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH ABOVE AND TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, SELLER DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO ANY BRICK SOLD TO BUYER. ORAL STATEMENTS CONCERNING THE BRICK COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY, OR STATEMENTS CONTAINED IN SELLER’S GENERAL ADVERTISING, PAMPHLETS OR OTHER PRINTED MATERIALS DO NOT CONSTITUTE WARRANTIES, AND BUYER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS NO RIGHT TO RELY UPON SAME. SELLER MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE AESTHETIC QUALITIES OF THE BRICK. SELLER, WHETHER AS A MANUFACTURER OR CARRIER, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL LOSSES, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SALE OF BRICK. SELLER’S LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PARTICULAR ORDER, LOT OR SHIPMENT (OR THE ORIGINAL PURCHASE PRICE OF THAT PORTION THEREOF WHICH IS NOT REPAIRED OR REPLACED) WITH RESPECT TO WHICH A CLAIM IS ASSERTED. IN PARTICULAR, SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF SALES, REVENUES OR PROFITS OR CLAIMS OF ANY THIRD PARTIES.

Legal Rights. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation on incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If the laws of a particular state require terms other than or in addition to those contained in this warranty, this warranty shall be deemed modified so as to comply with the appropriate laws of such state, but only to the extent necessary to prevent the invalidity of this warranty or any provision of this warranty or to prevent the imposition of fines, penalties or any liability.

In the unlikely event that you wish to make a warranty claim, please contact your local representative or write to us using the address below. Please explain the defect and include proof of purchase, and your name, address, and telephone number.

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Meridian Brick Canada Ltd./Briques Meridian Canada Ltee Warranty

Meridian Brick Canada Ltd./Briques Meridian Canada Ltee (“Meridian”) products are manufactured under the highest standards of quality and workmanship. Meridian warrants to the original consumer purchaser (“Homeowner”), for as long as they own their home, that the Brick sold by Meridian to Homeowner is free from defects in material and workmanship, is in compliance (to the extent applicable to the type of Brick sold) with the following specifications of the Canadian Standards Association: A82-14 Fired masonry Brick made from clay or shale and the American Society for Testing and Materials: C216 Facing Brick, in each case as in effect on the date applicable when this Limited Warranty issues, and will not fail structurally because it does not comply with such specifications. This assurance of quality is applicable where the Brick, which is manufactured and sold by Meridian, is installed in the Homeowner‘s Residence and subject to use under normal conditions and the additional limitations and exclusions set out below.


LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

This Limited Warranty does not apply to failure, damage, deterioration, efflorescence or color change to the Brick resulting from:

  1. faulty building methods or structural defects in the building’s structure;
  2. failure or cracking of Brick due to settling of the Residence or subsidence;
  3. incorrect use of mortar or deterioration of mortar (all mortar joints must be full);
  4. inferior masonry workmanship or any tooling of mortar joints which does not comply with BIA standards or is not recommended in BIA Tech Notes 7B (Dec. 2005) for exterior Brickwork.
  5. use of Brick for soffits, sills, caps and sloped masonry except as specifically outlined in BIA Tech Notes 36 (Jan. 1988) and 36A (Feb 2001); and the Meridian Brick Technical Note Weatherproofing masonry for northern climates;
  6. use of Brick at or within 150 mm of grade;
  7. Brick deterioration due to exfiltration of air from the interior or interior air exhausted to the exterior and directed onto the Brick;
  8. chimneys without proper chimney caps;
  9. Brick deterioration due to poor roof or balcony drainage;
  10. non-compliance with applicable building codes;
  11. storm, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, lightening, fire or other Acts of God;
  12. collision, vandalism, war, civil unrest, or other accidental or intentional events;
  13. deterioration from the effects of acid rain or other pollution;
  14. actions of or materials provided by any person other than Meridian;
  15. use of waterproofing sealers on the face of the masonry; or
  16. use of high pressure water cleaning in excess of 5,000 kPa.
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY

Any claim arising under this Limited Warranty must be promptly submitted in writing to Meridian. This must be accompanied by proof of home ownership. If any of the Brick does not comply with this Limited Warranty, Meridian will at its own expense and within a reasonable period of time, replace and or repair in its sole discretion defective Brick. Meridian shall have the right, but not the obligation, to have its own representatives verify the nature, extent, and case of alleged defects.

THE REMEDY OF REPLACEMENT AND OR REPAIR SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MANUFACTURER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ALLEGED DEFECT IN THE BRICK (AND THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY AGREED OR OTHER REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE), ALTHOUGH MERIDIAN EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY OTHER CONDITION OR WARRANTY THAN THOSE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH HEREIN, ANY IMPLIED CONDITION OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY WHICH MAY NEVERTHELESS BE AVAILABLE TO HOMEOWNER SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY OR THE EXPIRATION OF THE APPLICABLE STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS, WHICHEVER IS SOONER. MANUFACTURER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER AS TO ITS BRICK INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES SOLD, DESCRIPTION OR QUALITY OF THE BRICK. MERIDIAN MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE AESTHETIC QUALITIES OF THE BRICK.

HOMEOWNER RIGHTS

This warranty gives Homeowner specific legal rights, but they may also have other rights that vary from province to province or state to state. Some provinces and states may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to the Homeowner.

In the unlikely event that you wish to make a warranty claim, please contact your local representative or write to us using the address below. Please explain the defect and include proof of purchase, and your name, address, and telephone number.

Technical Services, Meridian Brick Canada Ltd.
5155 Dundas Street West, Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Y2
800.263.6229

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