5 Types of Stone Siding For Homes
One concept that we are most interested in is the idea of transformation. And what better way of creating a transformation then by adding a new look,new texture to the outside of your home? Stone siding, or the suggestion of it, has been a popular choice in achieving a transforming a home from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Here are 5 types of stone siding that are open to you, and all with distinct advantages.
1. Solid Stone Siding
Solid stone siding has been used in exterior surfacing projects for hundreds of years, with the benefits of superior durability and of the authentic look of naturally occurring stone. These benefits are significant. And it is from these that the technology to reproduce them began. Of course, it is also from the drawbacks of solid stone siding that also sparked innovation. For instance, the problems of excessive weight, and the labor-intensive harvesting of solid stone required alternatives in order to reduce costs of shipping, and to reduce the time it takes to complete the job.
2. Manufactured Stone Siding
What is required of any alternative to a naturally occurring material is that its look and durability remain intact. While minimizing some of its limitations. Sometimes called cultured stone, manufactured stone does this and then some.
3. Polyurethane-Based Foam Panel ‘Stone’ Siding
For a very lightweight alternative to real stone, foam panel siding or faux stone panel siding, which is made from densely rendered polyurethane, may be the answer. As far as appearances go, the technology that goes into this option of stone siding is truly amazing. Only a touch will reveal this type of siding to be something other than natural stone.
4. Natural Stone Cladding
Another option for natural stone surfaces is cladding. Granite is a very dense variety of natural stone that resists cracking. It can result in types of stone which allow moisture penetration that makes many types of stone to be susceptible to freeze-thaw cycles. The surface of the stone cladding tends to reflect irregular contours, much like traditional masonry. But, the backing of each piece is flat.
5. Stone Veneer Panel Siding
In many ways, this choice in stone siding for homes is a culmination of all of the above choices. The panel systems of many varieties of nat. So, you’re getting real stone with all of its benefits in the durability department. You’re getting an easy installation, thanks to the panel system. And you get the look, multidimensional texture, and general feel, of a real stone siding surface. If you’re looking for an easy installation that involves actual stone, this may be the perfect option. The look of stone on any building gives it a sense of permanence and of history.