Exterior Stone Veneer Projects: When to Plan, Order and Install Yours

Modern porch featuring Yorkshire neutral tone exterior stone veneer

Adding exterior stone veneer to your house or outdoor living space is a smart move. Not only can exterior stone veneer projects increase the curb appeal of your home, but they can bring serious ROI when it’s time to list your property. And that’s not to mention the elevated everyday enjoyment your family will get from a stone veneer-clad outdoor fireplace, accent wall, or garden feature!

The big question is: When should you start to plan your exterior stone veneer projects? And when is the best time of year to dig into installing these outdoor enhancements?

The stone-cold pros at Casa di Sassi have seen it all – including modern exterior stone veneer installations that battled with Mother Nature during her more volatile seasons. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of installing an outdoor manufactured stone veneer feature in each season of the year.

It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Exterior Stone Veneer Project

Planning is a seasonless endeavor. It’s all about tapping into your dreams and desires so you can start researching ideas and exploring options any time of year. We like to do our planning in the winter – after the hubbub of the holidays has died down and the spring thaw seems a long way off. There’s something particularly cozy about settling in with a hot drink and a glowing laptop while snowflakes drift past our window on icy winds. But you may prefer to plan when it’s warm and sunny, during a long rainy period, or while the autumn leaves are putting on their most colorful show. We don’t judge!

The thing to remember is that most people schedule major renovation projects for the summer or early fall months, aka when the weather is typically the most cooperative in every region of the country. If you plan to reap the benefits of professional installation for your exterior stone veneer project – which we highly recommend – you’ll find their summer and fall availability gets booked up quickly. So, if you want one of those coveted spots in their schedule, you’ll have to plan for it well in advance.

Advantages of Each Season 

While any season is great for planning, some times of year are better than others for making headway on your outdoor home improvements. Regarding renovations that include manufactured stone veneer, durability and climate are deeply related. Whether it’s the icy cold of the Northeast, the heavy humidity of the Southeast, the arid heat of the Southwest, or the relentless rainfall of the Northwest, climate factors must be considered when planning a modern exterior stone veneer installation. 

We strongly recommend heeding your contractor or mason’s advice on conditions specific to your region, but here’s a breakdown of general considerations for exterior stone veneer project elements to tackle in each season:


As we already mentioned, this is our favorite time of year to dream, explore, and plan. It can also be a great time to reach out to professional installers if you want to get on their radar for a spring or summer booking. Plus, winter can be the best time to buy stone veneer in advance of a project slated for later in the year because our distributors tend to be restocked after their busy summer and fall seasons. Ordering early helps avoid problems like shipping delays and backorders.


Spring can be a transitional season, filled with thunderstorms, tornados, and volatile weather conditions. The Southwest region is a notable exception, where spring temps are often milder than the rest of the year, so an Arizona exterior stone veneer project could be an option in March or April. Installing stone veneer in wet weather is not recommended, though, because of the need for masonry and waterproofing materials to cure. Take advantage of this time of renewal to tweak your design ideas, look into the stone veneer accessories that level up any project, and ensure your order is being processed.


The summer months are typically the busiest time for stone veneer installers. With dryer and calmer weather conditions prevailing across the country – not to mention the near-universal push to spend more time outdoors – this season teems with exterior natural stone veneer projects in nearly every state. In order to have yours included in this bountiful time of home beautification, you’ll have to plan ahead – or build a time machine to return to those winter months for a second chance at getting in the summer stone veneer queue!


Fall is another transitional season, and it can feel like a winding down of the year. But this season often sees an extension of summer weather, offering a second chance at exterior stone veneer projects – without the time machine! If you waited until the last minute to reach out to installation professionals, you could get a reprieve and find one with availability for making your outdoor fireplace ideas a reality before the snow flies. Alternatively, make autumn your time to dream, scheme, and plan for a spring or summer exterior stone veneer project.

Plan Your Modern Exterior Stone Veneer Upgrade Today!

Ready to make a plan for adding Casa di Sassi manufactured stone veneer to your outdoor living space? We’re here to help! Find a trusted distributor near you to get the ball rolling – then don’t wait! It’s never too early to start planning for the long-term beauty and luxury of a modern exterior stone veneer addition to your home.

As we look to the future, we continually seek to innovate and grow. From pushing the limits on our creativity to developing new stone profile designs – to increasing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes – our team is dedicated to being a valuable stone veneer partner.

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