Stone Veneer Siding Installations
Do you love the look of natural stone? Installing stone veneer siding is a popular home improvement project that adds a timeless look to your building. Whether it’s installed inside or outside there are a wide variety of products on the market from faux stone veneer (usually made with concrete products) to real, genuine, stone products.
Where Do You Want To Install Stone Veneer?
- Do you want to add stone veneer to your exterior?
- Do you want to install stone veneer on an interior wall?
- Do you want to side the lower portion of your home with stone veneer?
Miami Fresh Renovations is a full service home remodeling contractor based out Hialeah, Florida and serving all of Miami-Dade County. We specialize in the installation of stone veneer products. Whether you want a nice river rock look or a flat stacked fieldstone look we have a variety of options we can help you choose from.
Natural Stone Veneer Or Synthetic Stone Veneer?
If you just love the look of stone but want a more economical choice then synthetic stone veneer products are probably the best option and most people won’t know the difference unless they actually touch the stone. These products can look just like natural stone but they are easier to install and they are lighter and don’t usually require structural improvements like a natural stone veneer product.
True stone veneer is made from actual stone. The stone is quarried and then sliced thin. Real stone veneer is very heavy and depending on your structure you may require additional reinforcement to hold the stone but the look and feel of natural stone is very appealing.
What You Need To Know About Stone Veneer Installations
#1. What About Moisture? If you’re using stone veneer on the exterior of your home it’s critical that proper water management is put into place. If water gets in behind the stone veneer it can cause extensive damage to your home and improper installation is quite common.
#2. How will it be attached? Depending on the product you choose (natural or synthetic) there are a variety of ways it can be installed and it can also vary from product manufacturer to manufacturer. Stone veneer can weigh as much as 25 lbs per square foot so whichever product you choose you want to make sure it’s being installed as per the manufacturers recommendations so that your warranty on the product will be honored.
#3. What about maintenance? Every stone veneer manufacturer will have their own specific maintenance suggestions to preserve the look of your stone veneer. For natural stone (real) veneer it can usually be cleaned using a power washer and a scrub brush but if it’s a manufactured stone veneer you might have to be more careful and follow the manufacturers instructions.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation to discuss stone veneer installation on your home or building please give us a call (786) 382-1507 or fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you.