As you travel through NJ you are bound to see many homes and businesses with stone veneer exteriors. It is a trend that is continuing to rise locally and nationwide as it adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to any landscape.
The appearance of the stone will grab the eye of nearly all passersby, and it can help improve curb appeal and increase property value.
This particular style of masonry makes it possible to transform an existing structure into a stone masterpiece without a complete overhaul.
It also allows you to build a home with the appearance of stone construction without breaking the budget.
We’ve found that many New Jersey homeowners are interested in using stone veneer, but are unsure of how much it costs.
We’ve decided to breakdown some of the biggest factors that impact the cost of stone veneer and how you can choose the best material for your project.
Choosing a Type of Stone Veneer
There are many different types of stone veneer available for you to choose from, including:
Full Stone Veneer
Sometimes known as 4-inch veneer, full stone veneer is known for its longevity and durability. One of the key advantages of this gorgeous veneer option is that it enables the full depth of the stone to be put on display.
The larger size of these stones makes it easier to shape and cut to the desired design, which allows for further customization. Because the stones are heavier than other veneer options, though, they make take longer to install. Therefore it’s important to consider that more labor costs may be involved.
Thin Stone Veneer
As the name suggests, a think stone veneer is a thinner alternative to a full stone veneer. It’s often selected when you can’t use full stone veneer due to its size or because you are looking for a more budget friendly material.
Thin stone veneer does not require a structural or foundation shelf. Due to the fact that thin veneer is only 1.5″ thick, the stone is able to be adhered to a vertical surface rather than built stacked up.
A key perk of utilizing a thin stone veneer is that the lighter weight makes for a quicker and easier installation. This reduces the overall labor cost, although you will pay more for the stone when compared to a full stone veneer, which is a result of the manufacturing process to make the stone thin.
Cultured Stone Veneer
Cultured stone veneer is mass produced to certain specifications, emulating the natural look of stone while enabling homeowners to choose from a wide range of color options. In addition to this, the veneer will always be consistent in its appearance, which isn’t necessarily possible with a natural stone veneer.
Cultured stone is a mass produced cast concrete veneer made out of concrete and dye that is put into a mold and formed. Cultured stone has a textured back, which can help aid in the speed of the installation process.
Cultured stone veneer is typically cheaper than your other stone options, although it won’t beat every stone in price. It is an extremely affordable option for any homeowner who is looking to use veneer on their property.
Full Brick Veneer
Comprised of full-sized bricks, a full brick veneer offers the sophisticated look of a home constructed entirely of skilled masonry. Full brick veneer is made of clay and comes in varying sizes, density and texture. The full bricks are quite easy to manipulate and install which makes them a top pick by homeowners, and once installed, the material is low maintenance.
When choosing to use full brick veneer we recommend ordering slightly more material than you expect to use. This will ensure that you don’t come up short. This is important because the color and consistency of your brick may vary with future orders.
Thin Brick Veneer
Thin brick veneer is used in areas where full brick veneer is not able to be installed. Thin brick is produced from full brick by cutting off the finished face of the full brick. These 1/2″ thinner brick allow for install in areas where structural support is not provided.
This is very valuable in homes where weight restrictions are present. The cost of thin brick is more expensive than a think brick, but allows for higher volume of install to be done in a short amount of time.
Other Factors That Influence Stone Veneer Cost
In addition to the type of materials used for your veneer installation, you should consider that the size of your project will influence the materials required and overall costs. Your supplier will also play a role.
Buying Stone Veneer in NJ
At Braen Supply, we’re fully committed to helping our customers complete their stone veneer projects as quickly, painlessly and affordable as possible.
We offer a full range of stone veneer products so that you are able to select the material that will suit you and your landscape perfectly.
We’ve been working with stone veneer for more than a decade and our team is looking forward to sharing their expertise. We also have the largest showroom in NJ, which means our products are available on site for you to see whenever you can visit us.
Our stone veneers are available for pickup or bulk delivery to NJ, NY, PA and CT.