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4 Benefits of Adding Stone Veneer to the Exterior of Your Home

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Want to add a beautiful veneer to your home’s exterior? Consider stone veneer. Stone veneer can be used in place of other siding materials on the entire exterior of your home, or it can be added to only a limited portion of your home, such as to pillars or around your front doorway area.

If you want to add stone veneer to the exterior of your house, you may first want to learn the benefits of doing so to determine if it is worth having. Discover four of those benefits.

1. Stone Veneer Can Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Many people use stone veneer as a decorative material to draw attention to the front of their home, though it can also be used as a whole home siding option. Stone veneer is not a siding option that is widely used, so installing this material can help make your home stand out and look unique. Stone veneer also has a high-end look, which can make your home look more luxurious.

Stone veneers are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, which allows you to enhance the natural beauty of your home while still keeping its original style and look. If you want to make your home pop, stand out, or increase its curb appeal, a stone veneer can help you.

2. Stone Veneer Helps to Insulate Your Home

Stone veneer can go over the siding that you already have in place. This adds another layer to your home, which helps it to have better insulation. In addition to adding another layer, stone veneer holds what is known as thermal mass, which basically means the stone can retain heat and slowly release it. The combination of more insulation and thermal mass means that your home will use less energy, which can help to reduce your energy bills.

Also, adding more insulation to the exterior of your home can help to drown out outside noises, such as cars driving by. This makes your home more quiet and peaceful inside.

3. Stone Veneer May Increase the Value of Your Home

Increasing the value of your home can be beneficial if you want to sell your home in the future, or if you want to take out a second mortgage or home equity loan. Adding stone veneer to your home may increase the value of your home.

The exact amount that you can increase your home's value by when adding a stone veneer will vary based on many factors, including the neighborhood you are in, the type of stone installed, and whether you are in a buyers’ or sellers’ market. A real estate agent can help you determine how much of a difference installing a stone veneer may make with the value of your home.

4. Stone Veneer Is Easy to Clean and Maintain

Not every siding option is easy to care for or maintain. However, stone veneer is one of the easiest products to care for and is low-maintenance as well.

Stone veneer simply needs inspection one to two times yearly to look for signs of damage. Simply hose it down and clean it using a household cleaner to keep it looking its best. This is easier than the upkeep and care that metal, wood and stucco siding options require.

Adding stone veneer to the exterior of your home has a lot of benefits. If you are ready to learn more about installing a stone veneer to the exterior of your Ogden, Utah, home or are ready to get an estimate, let us at Harristone help you. Contact us today to get started.



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