Should You Invest in Manufactured Stone Veneer?

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Manufactured stone veneer adds a distinct element to your home.

If you think it may be time for new siding, and are looking to add some old-world charm to your home, you should consider the benefits of manufactured stone veneer. This lightweight and inexpensive siding option can completely change the look of your home by adding the gravitas of an age-old aesthetic while seriously upping your home’s curb appeal.

Look and Feel of Real Stone

Manufactured stone veneer is comprised of actual stone and other materials that are shaped and molded to resemble natural stone. While some people may think of manufactured stone veneer as a cheap imitation of real stone veneer, the reality is that unless your chosen profession is geology, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference. Since manufactured stone veneer is, in fact, manufactured, customers get the added advantage of being able to choose from a wide variety of colors and textures to make sure they get the look and feel they want.


Stone veneer has been around since the 1970’s, and new processes have made the materials lighter than when first engineered. In most cases, you don’t need to make any structural changes to your home since manufactured stone veneer is so light. Since the material is easy to work with, customers and designers are able to put together elaborate and interesting patterns and designs. The only downside to having such a light material is that it can chip, but with proper maintenance manufactured stone veneer can last just as long as real stone veneer.  


When compared to real stone siding, the price of installing manufactured stone veneer is one third to one half less than traditional stone, while material costs can be $5-10 per square foot cheaper. Weight is another major factor here too, since the lighter manufactured stone veneer cuts down on shipping costs. Adding manufactured stone veneer to your home will greatly improve the curb appeal, leading to better resale value.

Ready to Add Some Timeless Class to Your House? Call Schaefer Siding and Exteriors.

If you’d like to know more about stone veneer siding or receive an estimate, contact the professionals at Schaefer Siding and Exteriors by calling 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also  find more information on our website. When you hire our company to install stone veneer at your home, you will benefit not only from our combined 75 years of experience and knowledge, you will have the security of knowing your company will be there for you in the future.

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