Classic Stone Exteriors: Look & Longevity
Stone houses have a history – that goes back hundreds of years. One of the most impressive things about a stone-built house, is its timeless look and longevity in construction. Stone is resistant to rain and doesn’t decompose over time when exposed to elements.
The best thing about real stone siding is that it’s authentic. Furthermore, it’s considered natural & sustainable building material since it’s one of the most abundant materials. If a home is torn down – or destroyed – the stone can become recyclable.
Most stone siding used to be manufactured from real stone. As it gained popularity, a number of companies began producing natural stone siding cut to standard thickness from quarried stone or fieldstone. Due to the expense associated with stone siding, stone veneer became an option. Sometimes referred to as faux stone siding, stone veneer can be made from real stone but is more often made from Portland cement & natural or artificial pigments. It allows for a real stone look, while limiting expenses.
Many types of stone veneer siding comes in large panels, which makes it very fast and easy to install. Since they’re much more light weight than real stone, any type of contractor can install them – without needing a mason.
Be the Queen or King of Your Castle
Stone exteriors tend to have an elegant feel about their appearance. When builders use rougher, more unfinished pieces of stone, it can be made to make the home appear more rustic & integrated into its surroundings. There’s a number of different stone types or colors available – which gives you a great deal of freedom in designing your home.
As mentioned, a stone exterior is extremely durable. It’s not only resistant to wind, rain, and ice, but it resists fading from sun and impervious to insect damage. All of this allows your home to look the same the day the stone was built or added to your home’s exterior – preserving long-term costs and home value.
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