Tan color is throughout the product and not just a surface color. Backplate is black, but is not visible after new brick facade installation is compete.
The BrickVent bricks can be painted using paint for plastics or by first applying a primer for plastics.
The BrickVent Brick is 3″ Deep x 7-3/4″ Wide x 2-1/2″ Tall.
The BrickVent mortar deflector backplate, is used for new construction to prevent trash mortar from impacting the ventilation of each unit in the lower course locations. It is not necessary in retrofit implementations or the high course installation. The backplate is 14-7/8″ tall (from the bottom of the unit to the top of the 1-1/8″ nail strip) x 6-5/8″ wide for the venting portion, since the nail strip is slightly wider) x 2-3/8″ deep
With the backplate fully inserted into the brick portion, the depth is 3-3/8″ minimum. With the adjustable backplate fully extended from the brick, the depth is approximately 5″.
Packaging includes installation instructions in English and Spanish.