Stone is a very appealing siding material, and provides advantages that won’t be found anywhere else. A number of advances have also been made in the stone manufacturing industries, which allow it to be used for both interior and exterior applications.
What is Stone Siding?
Stone siding, also known as stone veneer, is used to decorate and protect the exterior of the home. Stone may also appear near fireplaces, and the veneer will usually be an inch thick with a weight that is below fifteen pounds for each square foot. This is essential as it doesn’t require extra structural support. Stone is one of the most natural materials you can buy.
When Do You Need Stone Siding in New Jersey?
- When you want ultimate protection for your home: The purpose of siding is to protect the sensitive material that is beneath and keep adverse elements outside. The barrier provided by stone siding is impermeable which means it blocks moisture from getting in which can cause rot. Stone is also resistant to fire, which is why you will almost always find it around fireplaces, as it will keep the flames contained. It is also an excellent thermal barrier.
- When you want natural beauty: There are vinyl siding stone lookalikes, but nothing beats the real thing. Stone is natural and is perfect for those that love nature, mountains and the outdoors. It provides a rustic feel that few other materials can match. While many homes today look the same, when you install a stone exterior your home will be completely unique. The patterns, textures, impressions and colors which are available with this material are infinite. There is a reason it has been used in castles, palaces and fortresses for thousands of years, because it works.
- When you want something that will last a lifetime: Other synthetic siding materials are cheaper than stone, but this lower cost comes with a price. Many of these materials are subject to warping, fading, cracking or dent over time. Stone, by contrast, will not wear out. It can take a ridiculous amount of damage and not show it. If you want a material that will last long after you’re gone, stone is it.
- You want something easy to maintain: Most other siding materials at the very least require regular cleaning, while others need repairs or repainting. By contrast, the upkeep for stone siding is virtually nonexistent. This is a testament to its durability, and the fact that any dirt or debris which does get on the surface is hardly noticeable.
Why Choose Affordable Home Services for NJ Stone Siding?
You should choose us because we have the tools, experience and knowledge to get the job done right. Affordable Home Services is one of New Jersey’s oldest construction firms, having been established in 1947. While lots of other firms have come and gone since then, we’ve stood the test of time, and the same can be said for the stone siding installation we’ll do for you. Call us today at (973) 473-4830 or send an email to email@example.com for more information.