If your home here in Minnesota needs new siding, you have lots of options. In fact, if you check out the different types we install, you’ll see we offer a variety. We know that no particular siding product is right for every home or budget, and people have different tastes. Of course, your ultimate goals should be choosing a siding product that offers great protection for your home. And it ought to give you great appeal as well. A siding material that provides both is one you may not have considered – stone veneer (also called panelized stone).
Stone veneer is rustic and beautiful and when perfectly added to the side of the home, it is able to provide the right look and feel that is needed on the side of the home. We are pleased to offer our customers Versetta Stone® from Boral. We have installed this product on numerous homes in the Twin Cities, and the results are stunning. Shown below is a home finished with Versetta Stone®, as well as other siding products. (photo credit: Boral)
Reasons Stone Veneer Siding Is a Good Choice for Your Home
Of course, for many years vinyl siding has been the top siding choice. But that’s changing. As many homeowners here in the Twin Cities area are moving toward more natural products in and on their homes, we find some are considering options like brick or wood or genuine stone for finishing the outside of their home. But we suggest stone veneer instead of these other materials. When it comes to why it is a better siding choice, consider these points:
- Lighter Weight: It is lighter than the real thing, which makes it ideal when you don’t want to weigh the home down with something that is too heavy for it.
- Fireproof: Unlike wood or vinyl siding, stone veneer on the side of the home is fireproof, so you never have to worry about your siding going up in flames. If anything, the panelized stone will stop the spread of the fire.
- Virtually Maintenance Free: You just need to occasionally spray your home down to remove dust and debris, and then maintenance is done. And haven’t you got better things to do with your free time than attending to siding upkeep?
- Great for the Environment: This is an affordable way to get a great look and not have to worry about synthetic materials.
Window Outfitters, a licensed Minnesota siding contractor, is able to provide even more insight on the beauty and benefits that come from choosing stone veneer for the siding on your home. If you’re thinking about putting something a bit different on your home this year, Versetta Stone® from Boral might be just what you are looking for.