Exterior stone veneer products have gotten somewhat of a bad name in recent years. They are touted as a product that can give you the look of a hand laid stone siding exterior but at a fraction of the cost (both material and labor) and time commitment to install. This product is thinner than real stone and is applied in large sheets to the side of the home. I have heard a lot of designers calling it fake stone siding, and I suppose it technically is, but it does provide a great option to folks who love the look of stone but cannot afford the steep price tag. Before you totally write off this product I highly suggest you check it out at your local home improvement store, I think that you will be surprised at the awesome options available today.
So many of our clients this year have been asking about rock siding options for their homes. Stone siding is becoming a very popular trend for 2019, I think because it offers something a little different than a traditional brick look. I like the versatility that stone has, as well as its ability to blend well with many different architectural styles both traditional and very modern. If you like the look of these houses but can’t afford the steep price tag, faux stone is a great option for you. Believe it or not, this gorgous estate home is actually finished in stone veneer panels as opposed to your traditional application. It offers a time efficient and cost effective alternative that looks just as fantastic as your more traditional materials.
I go crazy over gorgous cultured stone siding homes like this elegant English style mansion. The subtle mixture of grey tones looks so lovely against deep green hedges and flowering trees. I would love to put this siding on our new home but, honestly it is just too expensive. The cost of the material and specialized labor is way out of our budget, so I have been looking into stone veneer products that would give a pretty much identical look at a fraction of the price. Faux stone siding like this comes in sheets that are usually sold in 2 foot square pieces. They are somewhat thin and can be applied kind of like tile to the exterior of your home.
When we were looking for a way to upgrade the curb appeal of our drab stucco home without spending a ton of time or money, I stumbled upon stone veneer panels. I had been searching online for stone siding options that were not as huge of a commitment as a full dedicated exterior, and these products kept coming up in the forums. I had never heard of it before so I delved into some extensive research to see exactly what this type of siding is and if I could potentially utilize it for our project. This veneer material is essential faux stone panels, very similar to a mosaic tile square for a backsplash, that you can quickly and easily mount to the side of your home.
Similar to today’s popular stone veneer siding, there are also easy to install faux brick options. These products offer the same fantastic look as standard brick but are available in large easy to install sheets that are far less expensive than the regular material. You will probably be surprised to find out that this gorgeous new home is finished in the brick veneer product that I am talking about. The unique grey and brown toned brick has a very contemporary feel to it, quite different that the very colonial red coloring that we are used to seeing. The brick siding blends beautifully with the wood shutters and eye catching rustic architectural accents that pervade throughout the rest of the exterior.
Can you believe that this gorgous mansion is actually covered in beautiful faux stone siding materials? It is crazy how new innovations in building materials and decor give homeowners so many fantastic alternatives to your typical products of years past. Just a decade ago, if you wanted to use stone siding on your home you had to pick out your typical rocks or slabs and have it laid similar to traditional brick facades. This was a long and arduous process that cost quite a lot of money. New and improved vinyl stone siding products offer a fantastic alternative to this traditional application process and timeline. Stone siding is applied in large panels along the exterior of the home, quickly and at a much lower cost.