Exterior Design: Stone Veneer Expands Your Options

Whether you’re a house flipper or your home has been in the family for generations, creating a new exterior design with stone veneer siding can be an exciting way to update your property’s facade. It can add home value and allow your creativity to flow as you reinvent your abode with the vast variety of colors, patterns, and sizes available for stone veneer siding.

Garden State Brickface and Siding has been a trusted contractor for homeowners and businesses in central and northern New Jersey for almost 70 years. We are happy to answer any questions about the quality products and all the services we offer, from stone veneer installation to roof replacement. Here, our team discusses the advantages of exterior home renovation using stone veneer siding.

What Is Stone Veneer Siding?

Stone veneer is a type of exterior siding that looks like real stone but is significantly more lightweight and doesn’t need to be maintained like its natural counterpart. It’s produced using a concrete mix and shaped using molds of real stone. This enables the house exterior to take on a modern or classical look, depending on the selected faux rocks, minerals, and stones.

What Are the Benefits of Stone Veneer Siding?

Stone veneer siding does more than enhance curb appeal. Other advantages include:

Energy Efficiency

Underneath the siding, at least four separate layers are applied, including asphalt felt, which blocks out moisture and elements. Together, these different materials act as a sturdier structure compared to regular siding and form a thick layer of insulation to help reduce heating and cooling bills.

Lightweight Design

Stone veneer siding, compared to genuine stone, is much easier to transport and install because it’s much more lightweight. This helps reduce the energy and costs used to haul it during the installation process, as well.

There are other benefits of choosing stone veneer siding, including durability, impact resistance, and weather resistance. Additionally, stone veneer siding typically has a longer life span than traditional siding. It also can increase a home’s resale value when a move is on the horizon.

What Types of Stone Veneer Are Available?

There is a wide variety of stone veneer siding options. Some may appear as tightly-packed, dark-hued slate while others look like natural stone masonry piled high to provide an old-world architectural effect. Stone veneer characteristics to consider for potential exterior remodeling projects include:


As many rocks and quarried stone colors exist, there’s a veneer stone siding color to match. Homeowners can choose from different shades of black, ashen grey, milky white, honey, and amber, just to list a few hues available. These colors can be blended to mimic the look and texture of real stone. Veneer stone colors also can be custom-designed to match existing trim or landscape features.


The variety of patterns that stone veneer can replicate is innumerable. Some patterns look like quarried stones, others imitate thin shale, and others can appear as precisely packed masonry. Some designs are smooth-faced and rounded, while others look like loosely laid ledge stones.


Stone veneer siding also comes in a variety of thicknesses. Depending on the brand and style, it can range in thickness from 1/8 inch to just over 2 inches. Knowing the thickness can help during installation as the stone veneer is placed over the other layers.

The options are practically countless when it comes to the patterns, colors, and styles of stone veneer siding. Garden State Brickface and Siding provides the full line of Dutch Quality Stone’s finely-crafted stone veneer siding to give customers a high-quality alternative.

Find Premium Exterior Design at Garden State Brickface and Siding

Whether you need an updated exterior design or seek maximum return on investment at resale, Garden State Brickface and Siding is here to make your exterior remodeling project easy with elegant results. With 70 years of experience and expertise in residential and commercial remodeling, our reputation as a full-service exterior renovation company is backed by stellar reviews. Homeowners and business owners in central and northern NJ, including Sussex and Hunterdon counties, can contact us today to learn more about our services or obtain free estimates.