The weather, how well you maintain your home, and quality of a product can decide that.
Brick costs more than wood, but is better at resisting fire and termites. Heating bills are cheaper, and it’s low maintenance. Wood homes stand up better to erosion, and are cheaper to build, especially if you need to transport building materials. Wood moves when the earth does, absorbs humidity better, and is an effective insulator. That’s not to say they brick and wood don’t have problems.
Brick can crumble (spall) or develop mould from excessive water, wet soil, or high pressure cleaning. Worn brick destabilizes your home’s structure, requiring minor repairs like adding a breathable sealer, or improving drainage. Neglecting spalling or water intrusion can require bricks and mortar to be replaced.
On the other hand, chemical treatments to repel pests may cause wood siding to expand, contract, twist, or warp in severe weather. Termite and mould are issues, and wood is less resistant to wildfire damage.