Stone siding makes a solid statement
The look of a home with stone siding is unmistakable. The clean lines and varying textures at once give an impression of strength and warmth. Stone fits well with classic and modern homes alike, and different materials and price points attract a range of buyers. Granite is a popular material choice, and fieldstone and ledge stone offer different finishes.
Homeowners can choose either faux or real stone for their siding project. Faux stone made from cement is lighter than the real thing, and faux stone veneers are lighter still. While installers claim that it's hard to tell between real and faux, the subtle differences in coloring and depth can make the difference. Real stone adds structural benefits, but requires sealing and care to maintain its beauty for years. Stone cladding uses thin, structured panels of real stone, combining some of the benefits of real and manufactured stone.