What does the exterior of your home look like? Is there stone featured? Maybe you’re thinking about having stone installed. When thinking about switching to stone siding, many people ask “what is stone veneer made of?” The team from Ai Restoration is here to explain the composition of stone veneer to help you decide whether or not it is the right match for your home’s exterior design.
Two Types of Stone Veneer
There are two types of stone veneer: natural and manufactured. Natural stone veneer is made from real stone, but cut thin to be more lightweight. Manufactured stone is synthetically made and then stained. Both are cheaper alternatives to full stone, though manufactured stone veneer is easier to install.
What is Stone Veneer Made Of?
So, now that we know what stone veneer is, what is stone veneer made of? There are only a handful of ingredients that go into making manufactured stone veneer: Portland cement, iron oxides, and other aggregates that are all baked into various molds to make the product look like stone. The cement used to make the stone helps to make it durable, while the oxides used help make the stone appear in various colors.
Appearance of Stone Veneer
For the most part, it is very difficult to tell the difference between stone veneer and real stone. If the stone already installed on your home was not manufactured properly, it is possible that the color could fade over time.
Schedule an Appointment Today with Ai Restoration
Do you still have questions about stone veneer for your home? Are you ready to begin a remodeling project that involves the exterior of your home? If so, it’s time to schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Ai Restoration. Call the office today at 215-794-6858 to get on the schedule or complete the contact form on our website. We hope to hear from you soon!