Stone Veneer VS Natural STone

Natural stone usually lasts longer than veneer stone. However, natural stone is far more expensive. The beauty of modern veneer stone products makes them a simple choice when cost is an issue. Many veneer stone products look just like natural stone. Architects and builders take advantage of the versatility and light weight of manufactured stone to employ it in many unique ways that move far beyond foundations and chimneys. One can install stone veneer over both metal and wood-framed walls, as well as over masonry substrates of CMU block or brick, and also over poured concrete.

At Storm Guard, we offer a wide range of stone veneer products. Manufactured stone veneer is often as striking and beautiful as the natural stone it emulates. Also known as faux stone, manufactured stone veneer is a man-made material designed to replicate the look of natural stone in a variety of architectural applications ranging from exterior facades to unique statement walls. Many stone veneer products offer such an array of shapes, sizes, and color gradations that even a trained eye cannot determine the difference between faux and natural stone without close inspection.

Types of Stone products

Natural stone and faux stone come in a wide array of options, colors, and textures. Storm Guard has access to the best manufacturers of stone products. If you are looking for a particular style of stone, we can find it and help you with the installation. Most stone products come with a 25 year (or more) product warranty. Storm Guard provides a 5-year workmanship warranty on every project. 100% customer satisfaction on every stone installation.

Solid Stone

This type of siding is made out of real natural stone. This means that the stone has not been processed or manufactured in any way. The advantage of this is that you get something with a lot of natural beauty and fantastic durability. The negative aspect is that this type of siding weighs a ton.

Manufactured Stone

Manufactured stone siding is much more common than the solid stone. This type of siding can still be somewhat costly, but it is far more affordable when compared to the solid stone. If you decide to make use of manufactured stone, you will be able to enjoy the look of solid stone and many of the fantastic benefits. 

Solid Stone

This type of siding is made out of real natural stone. This means that the stone has not been processed or manufactured in any way. The advantage of this is that you get something with a lot of natural beauty and fantastic durability. The negative aspect is that this type of siding weighs an absolute ton.

Polyurethane Stone

This siding is faux stone, so it isn’t going to appeal to people who have their hearts set on buying real stone siding. Even so, there is definitely a place on the market for this stone siding alternative. This siding is manufactured out of polyurethane that is densely rendered. This product is very thick and sturdy.

Natural Stone Cladding

There are many different types of stone cladding on the market. You will find many popular stone varieties being sold as natural stone cladding. These large slabs are great for putting on the side of your home. The way that we install them isn’t dissimilar to the way that brick is installed.

Veneer Stone

All of the positive qualities of the natural stone are still present when you make use of veneer stone. You will be able to enjoy a product that is very durable and will last for long periods of time. That natural beauty of the stone will still be able to shine through when you are using a veneer stone product.

Stone Manufacturers

We install the highest quality stone veneer products for the lowest prices on the Front Range! At Storm Guard, it is our goal to provide top-quality natural or faux stone products, professional workmanship, and exceptional service. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our customers by ensuring 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Cultured Stone

For over 50 years, Cultured Stone has been the preferred stone veneer manufacturer among builders and architects who value aesthetic, efficiency and precision – residential or commercial, large-scale or small.

ProStone Veneer

ProStone veneer is virtually maintenance-free, requiring only an occasional light washing to remove dust and dirt. Our veneers require no painting, coating or sealing and they back them with a 50-year limited warranty.

Eldorado Outdoor 

For over 45 years, Eldorado Stone has demonstrated an undeniable passion for creating authentic products that not only elevate quality and design, but also attainability. We have your perfect stone shape, color and texture. 

Stone Craft Industries

StoneCraft has manufactured quality stone veneer in the U.S. for over 37 years. They honor the masonry traditions of the past and promise to deliver quality and affordability with every stone they make.

Drain-N-Dry Lath

Drain-N-Dry Lath provides advanced moisture control that unifies multiple critical components of a wall system into a single, high-performance product. Their lath products seal the stone and keep moisture out.

The Storm Guard Promise

Customer satisfaction is our primary goal. We only use the highest quality products and the most skilled contractors. Storm Guard provides a 5-years warranty on craftsmanship with every project.


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