Brick maintains the median internal temperature of a home better and is slow to lose or absorb heat. Brick is low-maintenance and will last a lifetime, unlike other building materials. Building with brick also increases the value of your investment and leaves a lasting impression. While it potentially can be more expensive, the money you save on energy costs and the long-term value of your home will far outweigh the initial cost.
There are many brick color and style options available to meet your personal taste.