Selecting the right replacement brick may sound easy but it's essential to the aesthetic success of the repair and not as easy as it sounds on an older home. Even the standard red bricks can vary by color and size. If you have an old piece of the brick you're replacing take that with you along with the dimensions of the brick face to a brickyard and find an acceptable replacement.
If the brick is very old, you may also try architectural reclamation company where old reclaimed architectural materials are sold.
OK. Have your replacement brick in the right color and size? Then let's proceed!