How to choose the right stone siding for your home
February 20, 2018
Are you looking for the perfect stone siding for your home? Brick and/or stone are, without a doubt, the best choice due to its multiples advantages. Masonry products contribute to heat insulation and create tangible savings in terms of heating and air conditioning costs. When compared with other siding products, manufactured stone and brick bring an unparralelled beauty factor to your home. Not to mention, they are beautiful when compared to other siding options. (For a list of advantages for using Masonry products click here)
The being said, it can be a little difficult choosing the right masonry product for your home. Consider the architectural style of your home and of course, your personal preferences in order to make your choice. Do you prefer a product with a lot of texture or little to none? Are you looking for something to match a modern style, or something more traditional? Do you like grey tones or prefer the ligher whites and beiges? These are all good questions to ask yourself when beginning your search for the right stone siding for your home.
Discover some of our inspirations to help you in your search for the perfect stone siding.
NOBLE STONE SIDING
Stone siding adds a prestigious look to your home. It enhances the value, regardless of the architectural style. Rinox manufactured stones were created to resemble the beauty of natural stone, without the high-end price tag! Some of our most popular stone siding products include :
- Lugano – The Lugano stone is often used for a traditional, castle-style home.
- Special tip : Use this stone on a modern architecture to add a contemporary touch to the look of your home.
- Lorado stone – The Lorado stone was created as the ultimate modern stone siding. As a result, it has long, thin, lightly textured pieces, which are perfect for today’s architectural style.
Special tip : Use wood panelling insertions for an extra modern touch to compliment the stone.
- Londana – The Londana stone is the perfect medium between traditional and modern! It has long, thin pieces with a strong and unique texture.
Furthermore, Rinox offers an amazing collection of modern and traditional bricks. Both timeless and durable, brick is an excellent choice for the exterior siding of your home. It can be used for the front, sides, or back of your home. Due to the variety of options available, Rinox brick can match any home. Here is a list of the most popular Rinox bricks :
- Lotis: The Lotis brick is the most popular of our brick collection. Its texture resembles that of the Lorado stone mentioned above. It is beautiful used alone or on the four sides of a home as well.
- Romania : The Romania brick is your traditional brick siding, with a smooth finish, available in a wide variety of colors. Use this product on the front or sides of the house. It’s the perfect product for a smaller home.
WHY NOT MIX STONE SIDING WITH BRICK?
Finally, are you having trouble deciding? You like the look of both brick and stone? No problem! Rinox offers many options, since our collections of brick and stones match perfectly in terms of colors and textures. Due to the fact that brick is a more economical product than stone, this option will reduce the cost of the project. It will however, maintain the sophisticated appearance of your home.
There are two different ways to mix stone and brick on a home. One way it is to mix stone and brick on the front of the home, as a design feature. The design feature often creates a unique home, different from your neighbors! In contrast, the other option is to have stone siding on the front of the home, and brick on the three sides. Save on your entire project with the second option, since stone, a slightly more expensive option, is only used on the face of the home.
Here is a list of stone and brick mixes that blend perfectly together :
- Lorado stone / Lotis brick
- Lugano stone / Liano brick
- Capitale stone / Champlain brick
- Novello stone / Romania brick
An example of a mixed project – Lorado stone and Lotis brick
RINOX’S BEST SELLER
Looking for a beautiful product for the best price? Use our best selling masonry product, the Lotis/Lotis Grande stone. It is a mix of brick and stone, however it is purchased as one product only. As a result, it has the price of a majority brick home but has the final look of a prestigious home with stone.
Some extra tips
Remember to choose the right material that fits within your budget, respect the look and feel of the neighborhood, and be sure to choose a stone/brick style that matches the architecture of your project. All in all, be confident in your stone siding choice because there is no wrong choice.
Most importantly, choose the product that you love, it is your home after all!
For additional inspiration, visit our masonry collection.