changing from wood frame home to stone vaneer

dan2010July 5, 2010

We have a 80 year old wood frame GeorgianColonial home and are tired of painting every 6 to 8 years. We are considering removing the wood siding and installing stone siding. Not sure if this is practical or doable. Anyone aware of any pitfalls in such an idea or what the process woud be in order to bring this about?

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Cultured stone can be hung on just about any solid frame. But the inflation adjusted cost will likely equal repainting costs over the remainder of your natural life. Six to eight years seems too short an interval to require repainting. But I don't know your climate.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2010 at 10:28AM
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macv

stone siding?

    Bookmark   July 7, 2010 at 8:43AM
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momfromthenorth

We are investigating the same thing right now. In the sunny South we're lucky to get 5 years out of a paint job so we're looking into removing the siding and continuing the brick veneer up the sides.

You will need to have solid footing for any stonework laid if you don't have them already. Something has to hold the weight of the brick or stone.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 12:35AM
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