For those who are looking to renovate their home exteriors, manufactured stone might be the best option. The reason behind it is that home siding plays two-folded purpose–protection and décor. The exterior express how your house look but it need to be durable and strong. Mostly people think decorative exteriors are not efficient to bear the harshness of weather variations. While planning to replace the old siding of your house, take time to figure out exactly what you want with your siding. Continue reading
The use of thin stone veneer and a stucco finish can completely update the look of your home. In the mid price homes that we frequently work with, the combination of stone and stucco give a sense of beauty, strength, permanence and elegance. Many home homeowners with an existing house have a dated brick or a brick color they don’t care for, or a plain track house that looks like every other house on the block. Below are examples of how stone veneer and stucco blended together might work for your home.
The traditional style home pictured to the right is located in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois and built was built in a typical upscale housing development. The models start looking the same from block to block. The original home was covered in white siding and some brick under the porch. Working with the homeowner we designed a look that capitalized on the lines of the house that blended the stone and stucco together.
The stone veneer used is North Star Stone’s cobblestone in the color of Northern Brown Stone. The stucco contractor blended a custom color of stucco and used his artistic ability to create a beautiful offsetting color banding. The banding detail on the garage, over the windows and on the columns really blended well with the stone to create a masterpiece.
This brick ranch house, also located in a northern Chicago suburb created an interesting challenge since we had to work with the existing red clay tiles for the roofing. The home was originally clad in a very dark red brick. North Star Stone’s Castle Rock was used in the color of chateau and was installed on the lower foot section around the house. Stucco was applied above the stone drip sill in a coordinating color.
Both stone veneer and stucco are masonry products that are virtually maintenance free and have stood the test of time and work in all climates. The blending of stone and stucco also is a cost effective way for the homeowner to stretch out their budget. Stucco installation is about half the cost of stone with installation. Effective use of blending both stone veneer and stucco will create a completely new look for your home.
Whether you are building a new house, getting rid of your old siding or trying to cover up some brick you don’t care for, North Star Stone, Inc., can find a perfect blend of stone and stucco.
Exterior Stone Work Making the Siding Match the Stone
We recently finished an exterior stone job on a home in the Northwest Suburbs, and wanted to show off the amazing results! Thieproject turned out great! The customer had already had their blue siding installed and the color of the siding didn’t match the brick.
The customer was extremely happy with the results and even left us a great review on Houzz- (visit us on Houzz to learn more!)
“We replaced the siding on our recently purchased house with a fairly bold color. With the dramatic change in the siding, the brick on the lower half was not only outdated and in need of repair, but no longer matched. Alan at North Star Stone was very paitent with us and developed a customized combination of stone textures and colors that blended perfectly with our siding. Our house used to be the talk of the neighborhood due to its mismatched appearance, and now is the talk of the neighborhood because of how gorgeous it looks. One neighbor sent us a message stating that the house was “magazine worthy”! In addition, we were hosting a party about a month after we first met with Alan, and he was able to have all of the work completed very quickly and in advance of our event. We are very grateful to Alan and his crew for helping us enhance our dream home.”