Many homes, especially those that are older, have wooden window sills. If your home is older, you may be at a point where you want to replace these sills. Instead of hiring a contractor to build new wooden window sills, another idea is to consider having a local mason construct window sills out of brick. Masonry professionals can perform many different types of work with brick and stone, so you shouldn't have trouble finding one who has experience with the type of work that you need done. Here are some reasons to move forward with brick window sills.
They'll Have More Longevity
When you choose brick window sills instead of those that are made of wood, you're getting a part of your home that will last for a long time. While wooden window sills can look nice, they can also lack longevity. When water pools on the surface of the wood, it will eventually soften to the point that it starts to rot — resulting in an eyesore and a structural issue. These issues won't be a concern when you move forward with brick window sills. The durable nature of brick will allow this part of your home to last for a prolonged period of time.
They Can Complement A Brick Home
If one or more of the exterior walls of your home are covered in bricks, brick window sills can be a good visual match. Your masonry professional will visit your home to assess the look of the bricks on the walls and then buy bricks for the window ledges that are as close to an exact match as possible. Whether your home has red bricks, gray bricks, or bricks in some other shade, the end result can be a unified look that you appreciate.
They Can Help When You're Selling Your Home
If you plan to list your home for sale a few years from now, you should always be thinking about what changes will help with the sale. If you were to replace your wooden window sills with wood, a prospective buyer may notice the wood and think that they'll have to replace it in several years' time. On its own, this may not be enough to dissuade the person from buying your home, but if there are several other issues that will eventually require attention, the prospective buyer may offer less money to you. Conversely, a buyer who notices brick window sills likely won't ever have to worry about replacing them, which can help your effort to sell.