Things You Need to Know About Stone Siding

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Houses differ in exterior design; however, most of these houses use wood as their exterior wall. You have to know that there are other items that you can use to make your home more appealing from the outside. Stone is also a common material being used today.

Using Real Stones

If you want to achieve an old school look for your house, you can go for real stones as your siding. This can give you a realistic appeal; however, this type can be very expensive considering the size of your house. The disadvantage of using real stones is that they are prone to fall off when not properly installed, so you need to attach them again.

Using Artificial Stones

If you can’t afford the real stones, you can opt for small or half rocks as your siding, though this option can also cost huge money. Looking for an affordable choice? You can make use of fake rocks. These rocks are lightweight yet strong. You can still achieve a realistic look without spending much by using this type of siding. Installing the rocks is easy, you can even do that by yourself, but, you can still hire a professional so that the rocks won’t fall off.

Whether you choose real or artificial stones, it is better to weigh your options. Create a vision of what you would like your house to look after putting them. It is best to study other houses with stone siding or even ask an expert regarding this matter.

 

3 Responses

  1. Tonya Bangart

    January 24, 2014 3:47 pm

    We are looking to upgrade our exterior with stone siding. After looking at the options, we are most seriously looking at the imitation stone to give us the look we would like at a fraction of the cost. It really is amazing how realistic it looks too!