iStock_000019370637SmallCT Homeowners are rocking dramatic style with manufactured stone. This material is the new "it" accessory for residential construction. This trend is catching on for both exteriors and interiors. For those of you who are unsure of what you can with manufactured stone, don't worry: there are many ways to "rock" stone veneer. As its popularity grows, we've noticed four key trends you might be interested to know about.

Dry Stack Rules

Today's favorite stone choice across the nation is Dry Stack. This style features the look of smaller stones that provide an elegant, natural look that's very versatile. Many homeowners choose to use this for their exterior siding.

Exotic Designer Colors

Designers and architects are increasingly specifying colors with more reds, purples and burgundies mixed with earth tones to complement colors in carpet, walls or window treatments. Responding to this demand, Heritage Stone, our provider, has been adding stone colors - for example, there are eleven stone color choices

Dramatic Accents

Stone can add dramatic accents throughout the home. Inside, stone can be used around a bathtub to create the appearance of a spa-like retreat.  For the outsides, exterior stone accents can deliver plenty of wow factor, without draining your wallet like a real stone project would.

Recapturing Home Equity

Homeowners are always looking for new ways to add value by increasing curb appeal and upgrading finishes in the home. For rental properties, exterior stone can help owners command top dollar. For builders, manufactured stone can be used to create unique offerings in the local market.

iStock_000009114080SmallRealistic Appearance

As we mentioned before, Heritage Stone by Provia pvodies us with our manufactured stone. Some have said that their stone veneer is so realistic; you have to turn it over to see that it is manufactured. Their stone siding looks and feels like the real thing because they handcraft each mold to capture every detail and depth of natural stone.

Dedication To Quality

Heritage Stone by Provia uses nothing but the best quality materials in their stone veneer products, including superior shale aggregates. Each mixture of base material is quality controlled for batch-to-batch consistency. Their leading edge processes and equipment ensure that every step in the creation of their manufactured stone siding products is optimized for aesthetics and consistency.

Their relentless pursuit of quality excellence in products and services distinguishes the company from other stone veneer manufacturers and helps them deliver real value to every customer, every day.

Advantages of Stone Veneer

  • The main advantage is that it is compatible with almost all kinds of wall surface materials that are nowadays used for house construction. Surface materials like metal, wood, cement, brick, and gyprock can be conveniently decorated using stone veneer without any compatibility issue.
  • Natural stones are quite heavy, rendering them difficult to transport and install. Stone veneer, on the other hand, is significantly less in weight and easier to install. For people who wish to install veneer without professional help, this one is the right choice as it provides ease of handling.
  • The overall cost of stone veneer, which includes shipping cost and cost of stone, is much less than natural stone. Natural stones are heavy and this increases the cost of shipping. Also, natural stones are expensive than manufactured stones. Therefore, manufactured stone veneer is a cheaper replacement to one made up of natural stones.

Fiderio & Sons

The advice provided is only meant to serve as a general guideline. Discuss specific needs with your CT home remodeling contractor because the best solution varies with each home. Our experts at Fiderio & Sons are offering a free consultation.