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Stone veneer panels are easy to install and create a stylish stone aesthetic for your home. If you are wondering how to put stone on an exterior wall, we’ve got you covered. Transform your living space in just a few hours with Be.On Stone’s stone veneer siding. We will go over some helpful tips for putting stone on your house’s exterior walls.
Tips for Putting Stone on an Exterior Wall
There are two ways to go about adding stone veneer to your house exterior. Either you can make it a do-it-yourself (DIY) project or you can hire a qualified contractor. We will go over some tips for DIY installation as well as how to find a professional contractor.
DIY Installation Tips
The installation of Be.On Stone’s panels is easy if you are prepared beforehand. Follow these steps to make the stone veneer installation process as seamless as possible.
1. Contact Your Homeowners Association
Some neighborhoods require approval for any modifications to homes in the area. To be safe, contact your homeowner’s association before purchasing any materials. You wouldn’t want to be in violation of any rules. Permits may be required by your town or homeowners association, so don’t skip this step.
2. Determine the Quantity of Panels You Need
To avoid running out of materials when you install your home’s new exterior siding, you will need to determine how many panels you need.
Be sure to calculate the total surface area of the walls you will cover minus the doors and windows. Divide the surface area by two to determine the number of panels you will need. We recommend adding 3% to your order just in case something goes wrong and you need extra panels.
3. Have the Right Tools Ready
To install Be.On Stone’s stone veneer, you will need the following tools:
- Table saw
- Concrete hand grinder
- Measuring tape
- Sheet metal cutters
To save time searching for tools on the day of installation, make sure to have all of these tools ready before you begin.
4. Contact Your Neighbors
In general, it’s a good idea to contact your neighbors ahead of time to let them know you will be installing stone veneer siding. This will help you avoid any grievances during construction. It is common courtesy to make neighbors aware of the time frame you will be installing the siding so they don’t have an unexpected disturbance.
5. Use a Mortarless Stone Veneer
Using a mortarless stone veneer for your home is the best and easiest way to achieve a high-style look. Be.On Stone’s products make stone veneer installation simple. There’s no need to get messy with sticky mortar anymore. Instead, you can use a drill and screwdriver to install Be.On Stone panels.
If you would rather not make adding stone veneer to your house’s exterior a DIY project, you can always hire a contractor to do it for you. This way, you will not have to worry about installing the panels yourself.
How To Find a Qualified Contractor
There are some things you want to look for when finding a contractor to hire. We will share a few qualifications any contractor you hire should have.
They Are Fully Licensed/Certified
Different states require contractors to obtain various licenses or certifications to operate legally. One certification your contractor should most definitely have is an ICPI Installation Certificate. This certification comes from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and is the industry standard for professional installers.
They Operate With Project Insurance
Before hiring a contractor to install your stone veneer siding, ensure that they operate with project insurance. Professional contractors should at least have general liability insurance coverage. This insurance will cover job-related injuries, faulty workmanship, and other damages.
They Have High-Quality Previous Work Samples
Always ask prospective contractors for prior work samples. These images are oftentimes good indicators of the quality of their workmanship. If you are impressed with the work samples, move onto the next step.
They Have Good References
Asking for references is an important step to take before hiring a contractor to put stone veneer on your home. References will be able to tell you their personal experiences working with a particular contractor and give you a better understanding of their process. References are usually the best indicator of customer satisfaction and make your decision easier.
If you find a contractor who checks all of these boxes and you feel comfortable entrusting this project to, you should feel confident hiring them.
Elevate Your Home With Be.On Stone
Now that you have some helpful tips to make the process of adding stone to your home smooth, it’s time to find the right materials. Be.On Stone offers high-quality, easy-to-install stone veneer panels in a variety of styles and shades. Get some inspiration by looking at our beautiful hand-hewn stone on a broad range of houses.
Our stone veneer panels come with a 50-year transferable warranty so you can rest assured knowing that your stunning siding will last for years to come. We serve both the US and Canada, and you can find our products at a distributor near you. Contact us today for more information.