Cement Board + Stone Veneer = Great Combination
Time to select new siding for your existing home or new construction? Architects are frequently specifying the use of fiber cement board because it offers a balance of good looks, durability, maintenance and affordability. Combining the cement board with a complimenting stone veneer creates a finished look, increased home value and added curb appeal.
Cement board is an excellent choice for siding since it is primarily made from Portland cement and offers the strength and performance of masonry including the benefits of minimal upkeep, fire protection and termite proof. A vendor such has James Hardie or Certainteed offer many styles and colors of siding to showcase your home. Other suppliers of cement board can be found at the big box stores such as Home Depot or Lowes.
Stone veneer can really add highlights to your home and create visual interest when you are adding a product like Hardie Board Cement Board. It is important to find the right mixes of stone veneer and the exterior siding. Think of stone as the accent to highlight the home. Look for focal points on your home like a front entryway, columns, chimneys, knee walls and peaks to add stone. Since manufactured stone veneer is lightweight and thin, the product can be easily installed with your siding installation.
An additional benefit in using man made stone veneer other than it’s cost is the ability to fine tune the color of the stone to coordinate with your siding color. North Star Stone, Inc. in Libertyville, IL custom manufactures every order of stone to work perfectly with your exterior stone project.
The following pictures use cement board and our Cobble Stack stone in the color of Barrington Hills. The color of the stone is deep with rich intensity using the colors of charcoal, varying tones of brown and some cream color. To learn more about exterior stone veneer click here or call us at 847-996-6850.