When it comes to enhancing your home’s exterior, you’re probably thinking about a paint job, siding replacement or landscaping updates, but what about stone veneer? Surprisingly stone veneer is an affordable, low-maintenance way to boost curb appeal.
The first decision you need to make, is whether to go with a thin versus a full-dimension stone façade. Both have distinct advantages that factor in cost, installation time and even climate. For example, with most types of stone, thin veneer is more cost effective due to the lighter weight, which translates to significantly cheaper shipping costs and faster installation times. This cuts cost for the contractors, who can then pass on those savings to the clients. However, the harder the material, the more work required to chisel the stone veneer into the finished, house-ready product. With thinner the stone façade, though, the more product you can make out of a single piece of original stone. In this way, the costs of stone veneer services directly tie into the style options that suit your taste.
There are some climates that are better suited to one type of veneer over another. For instance, thin veneer works better in warmer climates that are not subjected to rigorous freeze-thaw cycles. A thicker stone veneer may be a better choice for those living in colder, wetter climate zones who can expect temperatures to plunge quickly overnight. Either way, the differences can be overcome in the quality of work. If you find an experienced, skilled contractor who is able to offer superior stone veneer services, the probability of weather-related mishaps goes down to almost zero.
Choosing thin over full-dimension veneer is something you should discuss in depth with your contractor before making the decision. These façades will last a lifetime if properly installed, and will add a look of beauty and permanence to your home. Consult with an experienced professional like us at Olivieri Roofing in Port Chester, NY to determine which option is best for you.