Masonry raises and maintains property values. Aesthetics alone make a home more desirable because curb appeal makes a powerful impression. Recent studies show that 89% of homeowners prefer a home built with masonry. And even more compelling is the proof of economic return – the real estate industry estimates that masonry homes sell, on average, at a price that is 6% higher. Add to this the fact that a masonry building only costs 2% to 4% more to build, costs less to maintain and saves on energy bills, and there are instant returns for the homeowner or building owner.