Stone Veneer – The Ultimate Bay Window Cladding Material
Weather Threats and Lacklustre Solutions
Every homebuyer or homeowner knows the importance windows offer to both the style
and architecture of a house. These transparent viewpoints connect you to the outside
world and conversely offer the public a taste of what makes you and your property
distinct. However, while the shapes of windows differ (box, bay, bow, dormer) from
place to place and are installed according to preference, one thing remains the same; their
maintenance. In fact, it’s weather which makes the maintenance of windows necessary
because most if not all are built of plywood. The weathering of plywood compels a
homeowner to paint over them every 3 to 4 years and perhaps replace them entirely as
they are prone to rotting, decaying, or leakage. To counter these drawbacks, builders
have lately turned to vinyl siding, drawn by its cheaper cost, lighter weight, and easy
installation. But these advantages are not enough to overcome a major drawback: the
tendency to use the siding in unimaginative, even boring designs. The popularity of
brick and the convenience of
vinyl siding has inhibited creativity and led to a rash of
new subdivisions filled with repetitive designs that look as if they all came off the same
assembly line. Limiting themselves to these conventional materials means many builders
miss opportunities to attract new and design-conscious buyers.
Your Second Floor is Not Safe
One must remember that rain and snow precipitate more often on the second floor of a
house than on the first and consequently suffers more from outdoor elements. Contactors
and professional installers often find accessing and working on any second floor project
tedious and problematic which implies that a regular everyday handyman will experience
these feelings sevenfold. Even when vinyl or
aluminum sidings are used to finish window
frames they encounter problems like warped sidings, aluminum losing its colour, and
cracks to stucco. This is all the result of overheating of the roof where high temperatures
and sunrays split, fade, and deform your home’s surfaces.
Protect Your Home from the Elements
A solution to these various problems is maintenance free, lightweight,
stone veneer. Durable and colour fast, weather resistant stone veneer is the ideal bay
cladding material. Easy to install and available in dozens of attractive textures
and colours, manufactured stone veneer enhances the architecture of a house and solves
the problem of faded paint, rotting boards, warped sidings and possible water damage
to the interior of your house. Manufactured stone, also known as faux stone or
stone, is engineered from a specifically formulated blend of Portland cement, natural
stone aggregates, and carefully selected pigments. At only a fraction of the weight
of natural stone,
manufactured stone eliminates the need for structural reinforcing of
foundations and footings. Thus, the stone can be installed on any stable interior or
exterior wall surface, facing, or elevation; including those where
natural stone would be
Stone Selex, Unsurpassed Value and Variety
When undertaking any home renovation or design project, you need at least two
elements: quality and selection. When it comes to adding manufactured stone veneer to
that project, Stone Selex satisfies both requirements.
Get natural look with Stone Veneers
Manufactured Stone Veneer have made quite an impact and emerged as a suitable and less costly option available
with the home owners to create a distinct and novel appeal to
the interiors and exteriors of their house. People can chose from a wide variety of Interior Stone Veneer Designs to
decorate the houses or create interior stone walls.
In addition, there are lot other ways to make use of faux stones such as in Stone Siding, Stone Refacing, Wall cladding, etc and enhance the overall look of the house.
The advantage is that the options are multiple and the cost involved is reasonable.
Jerry Lebiedzinski is the President of Stone Selex, a premier supplier of
artificial stone wall and manufactured stone in Canada. Visit Stone Selex at http://www.stoneselex.com for the best options in manufactured stone veneer.
Stone Selex is based in the Greater Toronto Area and works with clients throughout Ontario, from Ottawa and Cornwall, to Sarnia and Windsor (Tecumesh, LaSalle, Lakeshore), to Thunder Bay. We offer standard delivery to all Ontario cities including St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Mississauga, Port Credit, Georgetown, Brampton, Bramalea, Etobicoke, Toronto, Willowdale, North York, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Maple, King City, Concord, Richmond Hill, Markham, Unionville, Stratford, Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Acton, Erin, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, Brant, Brockville, Woodstock, Barrie, Carp, Innisfil, Midland including Tay and Penetanguishene, Orillia, Ramara, Leamington including Kingsville, Sudbury, Chatham, Kent, London, Kingston, South Frontenac, Peterborough including Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield, Belleville, Cornwall, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Kawartha Lake, Muskoka, Norfolk, Timmins, Owen Sound, and many more.
Interior and Exterior Stone Veneer: Canada’s newest, most cost-effective architectural trend
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When undertaking any home renovation or design project, you need at least two elements: quality, and selection. When it comes to adding manufactured stone veneer to that project, Stone Selex satisfies both requirements.
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Real Savings With Artificial Stone or Faux Stone
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