Stone vs. Brick: How to Choose What’s Best for Your House

Stone vs. Brick: How to Choose What’s Best for Your House

You’re considering stone and brick sidings for the siding project on your home. These two types of siding are both stunning and can add a lot of personality to your home. They also add a lot of aesthetic appeal and increased value. Stone and brick can both help your home match the natural landscape and the architectural atmosphere in the place you live.

Before you make your decision, here are some pros and cons of stone and brick that will help you become more informed.

Stone

Pros

Stone is maintenance free and very durable. It is a good thermal protector, meaning it will keep your house warm in the winter. Stone can be salvaged, cleaned, and reused on other structures making it recyclable and better for the environment.  It’s also safer than many other sidings because it’s fireproof. Stone comes in many different colors, styles, and cuts so you can easily customize your home with it.

Cons

Stone is very expensive, in fact, it’s the most expensive siding on the market. If you want the look of stone, but don’t want to pay a fortune, you could use a lightweight veneer product. Stone is also heavy and can cause your mortar joints to deteriorate. These joints and the stone need to be inspected regularly, which also increases costs.

Brick

Pros

Like stone, brick is maintenance free, lasts for many years, and is recyclable. It is also a thermal protector and holds up well in harsh climates. Brick comes in many beautiful colors other than the classic red. Brick is typically less expensive than stone.

Cons

Brick is expensive, but you can use a lightweight veneer form of brick for a lower cost. Brick is also very heavy, so it might not be right for some siding projects.

 

Brick and stone are similar in many ways—there’s a lot of crossover between the pros and cons. It comes down to these two things: cost and personal taste. If you have a comfortable budget, stone might be right for you. If you want to go a little cheaper, brick is the way to go. Keep in mind the look of the other homes in your neighborhood. Do you want your home to blend in with the surroundings, or stand out?

Whatever you decide, we offer amazing deals on high-quality stone and brick and we’d love to help you install the siding of your dreams. Call us today for a free estimate.

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