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Is Installing Stone Veneers On Brick Houses Right For You?

Is Installing Stone Veneers On Brick Houses Right For You?

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May 15, 2008

As with most types of veneer walls, stone veneers on brick houses can be a lot of work and can be fairly high cost depending on how they are installed.  But if you want to replace the brick walls on the exterior of your home with stone veneer walls, you will need to know what this will involve.  It is important to remember that you will need a fairly large budget and, if you don't have a lot of masonry experience, it is probably a good idea to hire a professional stone mason to install your new veneer walls.

Stone Veneers On Brick Houses

Stone veneers on brick houses are made the same way that brick veneer walls are made.  Most manufacturers use a composition of materials that are molded into the shape of a real stone wall.  The materials are put into flexible molds to make the materials for the walls form into stone shapes.  The molds themselves come in several different patterns; the patterns copy the real patterns you would see in real stone walls.  Stone veneers on brick houses are also colored to match not only the patterns of real stone but also the color.  Once the stone veneer walls are ready, they are removed from the molds and are mounted over your existing brick walls.

Manufacturers of stone veneers on brick houses will sell their products to a home owner to install on their own, so if you want to install them yourself you can purchase stone veneers.  On brick houses, however, it may be a better idea to hire a professional stone mason to install the new wall.  This is because the masonry that is already on the wall will need to be treated correctly before the stone veneers on brick houses can be installed.  Also, qualified stone veneers on brick houses need to be hung properly; otherwise water could leak between the new wall and the existing wall and cause serious damage to your home.  Water leakage can cause cracks in the new wall and the mortar that holds it up, and at worst the new wall could crack and even fall off.

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