Stone veneer siding and natural stone siding are very popular for a warm, high-end look on exteriors. Stone reminds people of European castles and country homes; it’s a natural product that is timeless. Depending on the look you want to achieve, stone can be either elegant or rustic. In both cases, it will add beauty to your home.
Stone veneer siding is made of aggregate materials that are much lighter than full-thickness stone. It gives the look of stone masonry at a much lower cost because installation is so much easier. You can also use natural stone and mortar. Brick is another option and brick veneers are available. Both brick and stone can be used to ground a house so it fits in better with your landscaping.
Benefits of Exterior Stone
Using a stone siding on your exterior gives you the benefit of having the look of natural stone. This can look great with stucco or brick and offers an easy way to refresh the appearance of your home.
The veneers manufactured for exterior use are able to withstand fluctuations in temperature as well as hail and wind. And they last. Many come with a warranty of up to 50 years. Exterior stone veneers don’t require structural reinforcement because of their light weight. They are easy to work with and can be installed almost anywhere.
Using natural stone rather than veneer is eco-friendly and natural stone tends to weather beautifully as time goes by. There’s nothing more durable than stone! However, natural stone is more expensive than stone veneer and, because of its weight, structural reinforcement may be required.
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If you’re thinking of adding stone or brick to your home’s exterior, we can help. As building envelope experts, we ensure our installers are taking the whole building envelope system into account when installing stone and brick siding so it’s both beautiful and functional. Contact us today to discover what we can do for you.