The siding on the exterior of your home makes a difference in curb appeal. Better curb appeal means higher market value. If you’re looking for siding that gives your home a more elegant, unique feel, consider using stone. Whether you’re covering the entire exterior in stone veneer, or you simply want to add a stone wall, you’ll be impressed with the change it makes. A stone wall is the perfect accent piece for your house, and creating it with stone veneer has many benefits.
Stone Veneer is Remarkably Lightweight
It’s strong and durable like natural stone, but the veneer width can be trimmed quite thin. This makes stone veneer remarkably lightweight. Not only does that make it easier to ship but also easier to install. In addition, it also cuts the cost quite significantly when compared to organic stone or brick. These materials can be quite expensive because their weight makes them difficult to transport and it takes longer to install them. However, stone veneer can achieve the natural look of organic stone while taking half the time and effort in installation because of its lighter weight.
Stone veneer allows for more design flexibility than a natural stone wall. It’s more lightweight, and can, therefore, be installed on the interior of your home as well as the exterior, regardless if the wall is load-bearing or not. Many people use stone veneer to accent a fireplace or stairwell. A stone wall is a unique addition full of color and texture. Flexible design can be applied to home exteriors as well. There’s no need to cover your entire house with stone veneer. It makes a perfect compliment to stucco or vinyl siding as well.
A Stone Wall is Highly Customizable
People love stone walls because they are highly customizable. Stone veneer comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. There’s virtually no limit to the possible combinations one can create. You can also choose stone veneer in different textures. Rough stones give a more rustic feel. Smooth veneers affect a crisp, clean-cut feel. No matter what paint color you have, you can be sure to find a stone veneer to match.
Whatever your initial investment in stone veneer, you’re sure to get a return in the form of low maintenance cost. Stone veneer boasts incredible longevity. If properly installed and well taken care of, a stone wall can last the lifetime of your home. It’s very durable and holds up well to harsh weather and extreme temperature changes. For that reason, it’s often a better option than vinyl or wood siding in four-season climates.
Energy Efficient and Eco-Friendly
Stone veneer is manufactured with relatively low environmental impact. Since it is not organic stone, no materials are taken from nature in order to make it. This eliminates the need for stone mining. In addition, its light weight makes it easier to transport. Due to its durability, there’s less of a chance for cracks or seams to form on the outside. The strength of the barrier it creates will ensure that the outside temperature will not impact the inside temperature. This makes it an energy efficient option.
Whether you’re considering adding just one stone wall, or you want to cover your entire house, there are many benefits to stone veneer. When properly installed, you can give your home an elegant, high-end look without having to pay the price for natural stone. Stone veneer will increase the curb appeal of your home while saving you money both in installation and efficiency.
Royal State Construction is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau that specializes in stone and stucco installation and repair. Interested in adding stone to your home? View our stone gallery online, or contact us today to schedule an estimate.