Why to Choose Natural Stone Veneer Over Faux Stone Siding

Natural stone for siding, fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and many other applications is popular, but real stonework can be expensive. An alternative is using stone veneer, a thin covering that creates the appearance of a stone structure. There are many options and styles of stone veneers to create almost any look, both with natural stone and faux stone siding. While faux or manufactured stone veneer is less expensive, it is worth the investment to choose natural stone product when using veneer.

Advantages of Natural Stone Veneer Vs. Faux

Both natural and manufactured stone veneer can be beautiful and have the appearance of masonry or stone surfaces. However, the differences are similar to why natural stone is preferred to concrete or manufactured pavers. While faux stone siding may look similar, it does not have the attributes that is loved about natural stone. Some of the advantages of natural stone veneer include:

  • Unique stones and patterns
  • Durability of real stone – some faux products are prone to disintegration
  • The look can closer match other natural stone features
  • More options and styles available

Real stone veneer was not available decades ago – it is only with advanced cutting tools that creating thin natural stone veneer is possible. Most people cannot tell the difference between natural stone veneer and real stone structures, creating a valuable look that will last.

If you are considering stone veneer for your home, talk to a quarry that carries natural stone veneer. Often the prices are comparable to higher-end manufactured stone veneer, yet the product has higher value and durability, making it a better choice for many home improvement projects.

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Culbreth Stone
1968 US-41
Pelham, TN 37366
(423) 930-8249

Add Class and Style to Your Home with Stone Veneers

There’s nothing like stone or brick to give your home a classical, elegant style. Unfortunately, the cost of building a home from stone is astronomical, making it very rare. If you love the look of stone homes but don’t have an unlimited budget, there is an option available which offers a fraction of the cost of true stone. Stone veneer siding can transform your ordinary home into the stone home of your dreams. 

Stone Veneer Siding Options

Although there are many stone veneer siding options available, one of the most affordable and preferred for both homeowners and builders is thin, natural stone veneer. This siding is made from real stones, not manufactured. There are several benefits to using this type siding versus manufactured stone siding or thicker stone veneers. 

  • Unique, real stone. Thin stone veneers use real stones so each home is unique. This prevents the patterns that emerge from using man-made stone siding, with each veneer completely unique in color and pattern.
  • Durable. Thin stone veneers are chip and scratch resistant, unlike many manufactured stone sidings. Natural stone will hold up to the elements, just as it has for thousands of years.
  • Affordable. The biggest savings with thin stone veneers is in the transportation costs. Due to their lower weight in comparison to other stone products, they cost much less to ship and require fewer structural changes to accommodate. 

If you are building a new home or looking to give your existing home a new look, consider the option of using thin stone veneers for your exterior. It can give you the natural stone exterior you’ve always wanted at a fraction of the cost. Talk to your local stone supplier to discuss the stone veneers options available.

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Alliance Stone
5420 Campground Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(404) 759-0617