Stone veneer can easily elevate the exterior of any home by giving it a natural aesthetic. With a simple installation process, a smaller price tag than natural stone, and a gorgeous appearance, what more can a homeowner ask for?
Some homeowners may wonder, “How long does stone veneer last?” Rightfully so. With any home investment, it’s important to know if the effects will last for years to come. We are going to look at the long-term durability of stone veneer siding and cover what you can expect.
This question cannot be answered with a single definitive answer. The lifespan of stone veneer siding depends on several factors: proper installation, weather conditions, and manufacturers’ warranties. Generally, though, stone veneer siding will last for decades with proper installation and maintenance.
Proper installation of stone veneer is the most important factor that will contribute to how long stone veneer lasts. Unless you are a fully confident DIYer, choose a professional installer to install your stone veneer siding to ensure it is secure and uniform. A certified installer will be able to provide the best installation possible and prevent any issues from occurring in the future.
Improper installation can lead to water leaks, moisture accumulation, mold, wood rot, and structural damage. This can all be avoided by being vigilant when installing your new stone veneer siding. When installed properly, stone veneer siding is very low maintenance and long-lasting.
How long stone veneer lasts also is affected by the climate in which you live. Wetter climates will have a higher chance of water leaks if the panels were not installed properly. Water can seep in between the wall and panel and cause moisture to accumulate.
As stated before, this shouldn’t be a problem as long as it is installed correctly. No type of exterior siding is fully watertight, but stone veneer is very durable and can withstand the elements.
Be.On Stone’s stone veneer panels are built with the patented D.RAIN system to ensure safe water drainage in case of water infiltration. Our D.RAIN system automatically aligns, blocks, and anchors each panel into the framing. This allows for water to drain and prevents moisture damage and rotting. With Be.On Stone, you won’t have to worry about weather conditions ruining your beautiful stone veneer siding.
Manufacturers’ warranties typically range from 20 to 75 years depending on the brand. These warranties are there to protect your investment of stone veneer siding and will usually cover any defects, failures, or damages within the warranty period.
A good warranty is beneficial to have, just in case something unexpectedly comes loose or gets damaged from poor weather conditions. Oftentimes, replacements aren’t needed, but it is nice to know that you are covered just in case.
Here are a couple of weather-related questions often asked about stone veneer.
For mortar-based stone veneer, installing while it is raining is not recommended. However, Be.On Stone’s panels can be installed in any weather conditions, including rain, because they are mortarless and have the D.RAIN system built-in.
For stone veneer that needs mortar, cold weather is not suitable for installation. But, for Be.On Stone’s mortarless stone veneer, winter or cold weather installation is perfectly fine.
Stone veneer is a durable, low-maintenance exterior siding option for home remodeling that will last a lifetime. The natural element you can achieve with stone veneer is truly priceless. With a considerably lower price than natural stone and an easier installation process, stone veneer siding is the way to go!
You can rest assured that stone veneer panels from Be.On Stone will give you a long-lasting elegant home appearance. Our siding comes with a 50-year transferrable warranty to guarantee your siding will last for years to come. Be.On Stone’s patented D.RAIN system protects your panels from moisture damage and rotting to ensure durability. You won’t find this anywhere else!
Stone veneer is the perfect way to elevate your home’s style and give it a timeless and natural look. Get inspired by our gallery of gorgeous stone veneer exterior siding projects on a broad variety of houses. We have proudly served both the United States and Canada in bringing beautiful homes to life. Get started with our resources or contact us today for more information.
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