Innovations in building materials have come a long way in the last couple of decades, especially when it comes to products that mimic natural materials like wood, stone, and marble. In Chicago, faux stone siding materials are on the rise with the emergence of durable new product lines that are better engineered and more attractive than ever before.
While there’s no denying the beauty and durability of stone siding, there are some important drawbacks to using natural materials. Stone materials are expensive, heavy to transport, and difficult to install, requiring expert masonry work and higher installation costs. Faux rock siding, on the other hand, is much more affordable and easier to install, and it can be difficult to tell the difference between fake stone siding products and the real thing.
At Lakeland Building Supply, our two most popular Chicago stone veneer options are Versetta Stone by Boral and TandoStone by Tando Building Products. While both products offer beautiful, durable, and extremely cost-efficient faux rock siding panels, our customers often want to know what makes them different from each other. If you’re trying to determine the best options for your home exterior renovation project, here are some of the features and benefits of our bestselling fake stone siding products and the value they offer over natural stone.
Versetta Stone by Boral
Whether you’re interested in adding curbside appeal with a beautiful stone accent wall or wrapping your entire home in stone veneer siding, Versetta Stone by Boral is an extremely affordable alternative to heavy, expensive, and hard-to-install natural stone. Versetta Stone panels closely resemble the look of authentic stone masonry and are available in five different beautiful color choices and two distinct style choices.
Versetta Stone by Boral siding is a cement-based, manufactured faux stone product. The panels are attached to existing walls with mechanical fasteners and require no mortar for installation, and are made from 50% recyclable content.
TandoStone by Tando Building Products
Our popular TandoStone siding is lightweight, durable, and offer the look and feel of real stone at a fraction of the cost. Like Versetta Stone, TandoStone panels are very easy to install and much more affordable than natural stone or stone veneers.
TandoStone requires the use of aluminum alloy supports instead of mortar for installation, which are hidden behind the panels and can be attached to fiberglass, wood, vinyl, stucco, brick, and more. It’s also available in five beautiful colors and can be customized in two styles, Stacked Stone and Creek Ledgestone.
If you’re wondering whether faux rock siding is the right choice for your home’s exterior remodeling project, we can help. Since 1976, Lakeland Building Supply has been a top provider of high-quality building supplies and stone veneer products for metro Chicago. Our team of experts has the knowledge and expertise you can trust to help you decide which faux stone panels, Chicago stone veneers, or other siding products are best for your home’s exterior.
To find out more about our company or to schedule a free, in-home estimate for your project, call us today. You can also contact us by filling out our online form and one of our friendly representatives will get back to you right away.