Tips to Transform Your Home’s Exterior With Stone Veneer

Manufactured stone veneer siding brings a new attitude to faded home exteriors. The authentic look of real stones combined with lighter weight and a budget-friendly price tag make stone veneer exteriors a great choice for refreshing your house, garage and outdoor living spaces.

The pros at Casa di Sassi have seen hundreds of homes transformed by our unique stone veneer profiles over the years – and we’re excited to share some of our stone exterior ideas with you!

Whether you’re looking for a complete house makeover or a partial stone veneer exterior upgrade, you’re in the right place. And if you’re wondering when to start planning your exterior stone veneer project, earlier is always better than later. Between choosing the profile that suits your style, making sure you have enough product on hand for the project and getting your name on a professional installer’s schedule, the time to get started is now!

Let’s dig into what, exactly, stone veneer is, why it’s a good choice for elevating your home’s curb appeal and how you can use it to best advantage in the outdoor spaces of your property.

What Is Stone Veneer?

If you’re new to stone veneers, they may seem like something totally novel. But the history of stone veneer goes all the way back to the Roman Empire! The Romans covered the Coliseum with thin slices of marble as a decorative embellishment that wore off over the centuries. Their clever tactic saw a revival in the early 19th century with homebuilders again using sliced stones to cover cheaper structural materials and create the appearance of solid stone houses.

In the 1960s, a pair of brothers in California took the faux stone siding concept to the next level. They mixed cement with aggregate materials for a lighter weight, added iron oxide pigments for a natural stone appearance – and voila! They had invented manufactured stone veneer! The stone veneers we craft at Casa di Sassi are similar to those mid-century prototypes, though we’ve refined both the stone veneer mold design process and the manufacturing process.

Stone veneer is a lightweight and relatively thin decorative wall treatment that can be applied to a variety of vertical substrates to mimic the appearance and texture of natural stones. Because it weighs far less than real stones and bricks, it is easier and cheaper to transport and install. It can be used both indoors and outdoors, so long as it is installed with the appropriate water barriers. For stone veneer exterior projects, it’s important to consider climate factors that may affect stone veneer durability, such as temperature fluctuations, humidity and wind.

Between the stone veneer pricing advantage, easier installation and natural-looking appearance, it’s clear that Casa di Sassi stone veneer siding is a great choice for your property’s exterior spaces.

How Does Exterior Stone Veneer Elevate My Home’s Curb Appeal?

First impressions matter. All the elements of your home that are visible from the street create that impression, including:

  • Your home’s facade
  • The entryway and windows
  • Your landscaping
  • The front of the garage
  • The driveway and walkways
  • Visible outdoor living spaces

You can increase curb appeal with manufactured stone veneer, paint, a good lawn service and other investments. But few options give you the benefits of stone veneer treatments – which include both immediate aesthetic benefits and long-term practical benefits.

Aesthetic Benefits

Home exterior trends change more slowly than others. But the beauty of stone exterior siding lies in its timeless appearance. The rugged look of stones on a house facade creates a sense of solidness that never goes out of style. And Casa di Sassi stone veneers are crafted to deliver authenticity that rivals Mother Nature. They’re also the perfect choice for hopping on today’s trend toward mixed materials, as they’re the perfect complement to:

  • Board and batten
  • Brick
  • Stucco
  • Cedar shingles
  • Exposed wooden beams

To achieve those jaw-dropping looks, nothing beats the benefits of hiring professional installers. They’ll make sure your home’s protected against moisture for years of stone veneer siding perfection – and they’ve got the experience and expertise to meet every challenge of exterior stone veneer projects.

Practical Benefits

Casa di Sassi stone veneers are more than just a pretty facade. They’re a practical choice, too, as you might guess from our 50-year warranty. Potential homebuyers see stone veneer as a mark of quality, luxury and craftsmanship in a home. And they’ll often bid higher on homes that include professionally installed stone veneer exterior elements.

If you’re not looking to list just yet, your family will enjoy the benefits of stone siding every day. It can act as an additional layer of insulation that adds to your home’s energy efficiency. It’s also durable and incredibly low maintenance, giving you a worry-free solution to exterior beauty for years.

How Can I Integrate Stone Veneer Into My Home’s Exterior Design?

Elevate Your Entryway

From the crisp and contemporary look of Sombre Yorkshire to the rugged dry-stack effect of Matera Ledgestone, the space around your front door is perfect for using stone veneer to elevate your home’s exterior image.

Level Up Your Landscaping

Did you know you can landscape with stone veneer? It can transform unsightly cement block retaining walls into rich garden accents, heat the visual appeal of your outdoor fireplace, help integrate a water feature into your property and more!

Combine Stone and Siding for Exterior Texture

Whether you crave a sleek modern look or the serious drama of Italian architecture, stone veneer plays well with other materials. Pair it with wood shingles and exposed beams for a contemporary rustic effect. Layer it on columns and archways against a backdrop of stucco or vinyl siding for a sweeping and luxurious result.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Take your alfresco entertaining to the next level with creative stone veneer exterior projects. Give your wood-burning, gas or electric outdoor fireplace year-round coziness with a rugged stone veneer surround. Blend your interior and exterior design by cladding the outdoor wall that faces your deck in the same Casa di Sassi stone as your kitchen backsplash. Or go all-in on the outdoor kitchen idea with stone veneer creating cohesiveness on the pizza oven, prep island, TV accent wall and more!

Give Your Garage a Facelift

Your garage can amp up curb appeal, too! One of our favorite creative stone exterior ideas includes the garage in a stone siding application. Using the same profile on both your home’s facade and the front of the garage creates a grand sense of seamless style.

Increase the Value of Your Home with Casa di Sassi Stone Siding

Feeling inspired to elevate your home’s exterior with these stone veneer ideas? Find Casa di Sassi products at reliable distributors across the country – who can also connect you with experienced professional installers. Or contact us for help choosing the best Casa di Sassi stone veneer for your project.

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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