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5 Uses for Stone Veneer for Exterior Home Improvement Projects

Feb 28, 2023

Two story home with earth toned stone veneer and fiber cement sidingBored with the standard lap siding offerings that you see on every house in the neighborhood? If you’re looking for an option that will make an impact on your neighbors and enhance your home in all the right ways, you should consider stone siding. At Johnson County Siding & Window Co., we offer stone veneer siding from Centurion Stone and other leaders in the manufactured-stone industry. These beautiful and long-lasting siding options are perfect for any Kansas City homeowner who wants to set their home apart.

Types of Stone Veneer for Exterior Home Improvement

Stone veneer siding has the look and feel of stone and is crafted with natural stone patterns to give an authentic impression. You can use it as the most prominent material in your home’s façade or combine it with other siding elements like vinyl or fiber cement to add more texture. Here are our favorite five uses for stone siding in exterior home improvement projects:

Stone Façade

Your home’s facade is the key to your curb appeal. It faces the street, and it’s the first thing people see when they look at your home. That’s why many homeowners like to use stone veneer for exterior walls—to make a bold statement right away. A stone façade has a grand, classic look that’s hard to look away from, and it’s particularly refreshing to see after rows and rows of basic lap board siding. It works especially well when combined with James Hardie® fiber cement siding for a unique and highly durable result.

Stucco and Stone

Want an appealing contrast of textures? Consider the rough nature of stone veneer against the smooth feeling of stucco siding. Stucco and stone siding are natural opposites and thus the perfect pair. Johnson County Siding & Window Co. takes pride in offering hardwearing acrylic stucco siding that stands up to heavy rainfall and high humidity. It’s also available in a practically unlimited array of colors. You can remodel the entire façade of your home in stucco and stone or use them as accents for special architectural features while cladding most of your home in fiber cement siding.

Stone Trim

Sometimes a little stone goes a long way. For example, you can cover the majority of your home in James Hardie siding, and then add little touches of stone veneer along the trim. This not only adds a nice contrast without being overpowering, but it also draws the eye to the home’s entrance, as well as any flowerbeds or landscaping that you have along the base of the house.

Stone Porch

Stone veneer for exterior columns and porch areas provides an elegant touch that not only makes your porch look more attractive and boost your home’s curb appeal, but also makes your porch sturdier as well. Adding stone siding to your porch and columns will bolster its weather resistance, and the earthy appeal of a stone porch will make you and your guests happy to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Stone Chimney

Many homes have done away with chimneys and fireplaces, but some still prefer the classic look and feeling. If you have a chimney, or you’re interested in installing a chimney, consider covering it in stone veneer. Like with stone trim, stone veneer for an exterior chimney adds a subtle touch of texture and visual appeal to your home’s design.

FAQs About Stone Veneer

What Exactly Is Stone Veneer?
Manufactured stone veneer, veneer stone, or faux stone is a decorative, simulated stone material used in home improvement. It is made from thin slices of real stone that provide the look and texture of stone without the expense of 100% real stone.

Is Exterior Stone Veneer Expensive?
Stone veneer is significantly cheaper than real stone siding, which is the main reason it’s such a great alternative. The biggest expense related to using stone veneer for an exterior is usually the labor involved, as installation can be intensive.

Can You Install Stone Veneer Directly on Concrete?
Stone veneer panels can be installed on interior or exterior walls made from concrete, metal, wood, brick, or other flat siding materials. However, don’t try to do it yourself—veneer stone installation can be tricky, so it should be left to a professional.

Is Stone Veneer Better Than Siding?
Stone veneer is a stable, maintenance-free material that can stand up to most weather with ease, making it a smart siding choice. However, whether it’s “better” than other siding options on the market comes down to personal preference, for the most part. Each siding option has its own advantages and disadvantages, and what works for one homeowner may not be the best choice for another.

How Long Does Stone Veneer Last?
High-quality, properly installed stone veneer siding can last 50 years or more. Minor damage can easily be repaired to extend the life of your veneer stone.

Stone Siding Options in the Hands of Experts

If you’re in the Kansas City metro area and you’d like to explore options for enhancing your home’s exterior with stone veneer, the exterior home remodeling experts at Johnson County Siding & Window Co. will be happy to help. We offer a generous array of house siding options, including many different styles and hundreds of colors of manufactured stone veneer. This means you’ll have no trouble finding veneer stone siding that complements your home’s existing exterior design and delivers the perfect finishing touch to an all-new home makeover.

We also provide design services that can help you visualize how your home will look with various siding options before you make an investment. We understand that most homeowners feel more confident about incorporating modern design principles—such as mixing siding styles, colors, and textures—with a professional designer at their side. So, we have an award-winning exterior home designer on our team. We can also use smartphone photos of your home to generate 3-D digital renderings that realistically depict how it would look with various siding and trim options.

Take Your Home to the Next Level With Stone Veneer

Are you ready to class up your Kansas City home’s curb appeal with stone veneer siding? Contact Johnson County Siding & Window Co. for more information or to request a free, no-pressure consultation and quote.

GET A SENSIBLE PAYMENT PLAN THAT FITS YOUR BUDGET

If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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