I have been talking a lot about return on investment. Curb appeal is one of those returns that sells about 50% of homes for sale. With that said I’m going to give you the skinny about stone veneer because the return on investment is a 92.2% return on investment and can make HUGE curb appeal impact.
Not only does stone veneer look super it also resists weather conditions in multiple climates, and keeps its original look. I have ugly concrete block around the foundation of my own home and would make my home look a whole lot better. I understand that stone veneer can be installed easily and relatively quickly, so who knows maybe I’ll have a summer project.
There are a few types of siding when deciding on what to use. Solid stone siding is heavy and installation is similar to putting together a puzzle. Stone veneer siding is stamped and stained concrete manufactured to look like real stone that interlocks. Manufactured stone is manufactured individually and looks like actual rock or clad stone that looks like brick.
Another option is foam siding that imitates actual stone, but it’s light weight, covers a large area and an entire corner of a house can be done in one day. I’m short on patience and the muscle for the other products so this one might be the way to go for my ugly foundation.
After doing my homework I found that some of these products can even be used around fireplaces. I love this product, there is nothing like the feel of a stone fireplace for that homey feeling with cozy nights, cuddled up in front of a blazing hearth. This goes to the top of my list for fireplace updates, oh yeah!
Sorry for digressing. Let’s go back outdoors…if you are looking for a cost to install natural Stone Veneer for a basic 125 square feet project in zip code 47474, the cost to install averages $9.26 – $13.44 per square foot* – but costs in your area will vary.