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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, manufactured stone veneer. Durable and colour fast, weather resistant stone veneer is the ideal bay window 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 artificial 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 impractical.

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.

AUTHOR BIO

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.


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New interior design trends in stone veneers for fireplaces, accent walls and bars

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Stone Selex Delivers Greater Variety with Great Faux Stone

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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Turn Your Backyard Into An Oasis With Affordable Exterior Stone Veneers

Imagine coming home after a hard day's work to unwind in your own personal outdoor sanctuary. Imagine dining al fresco, enjoying a delicious meal prepared on the grill of your outdoor kitchen.
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Real Savings With Artificial Stone or Faux Stone

Home builders today are challenged as never before to deliver quality homes at affordable prices. The current economic climate -- reduced access to credit, lower prices, and nervous investors -- means builders must compete in a tough buyer's market. It's essential to reduce costs wherever possible.
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8 Reasons To Build Your Fireplace With Manufactured Faux Stone

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