Decorating the house with stone siding makes the facade of the house attractive and beautiful, at the same time it is inexpensive and durable
A popular material for decorating facades of various buildings is a stone siding, the price of which compares favorably with prototype material, i.e. natural or artificial stone. At the same time, country houses or other objects lined with siding with imitation stone look very dignified. Of course, at the nearest it’s easy to find out that there is no real stone in the design, but the appearance of the building does not get worse from this. Popularity siding, however, is justified not only by aesthetic characteristics, it has much more important properties.
Stone siding is the latest fashion
Stone siding is an excellent alternative to finishing natural stone
Exterior of the building in a modern style with stone siding
Stone siding in the living room interior
At first glance, stone siding is almost indistinguishable from natural or decorative stone
Siding as a decoration material is used for decoration facades, building insulation and protecting the walls from wind and moisture. is he has numerous advantages:
- Easy installation. To cope with the facade cladding even a novice finisher can siding, because for design corners, window openings and other “obstacles” manufacturers have created suitable parts.
- Possibility of laying panels on an uneven surface. Thanks the presence of the crate with the help of siding can hide the flaws walls.
Rustic style house with stone siding
Stone facing siding
Siding with imitation of black and white pebbles
- Unpretentiousness in leaving. Occasionally on the walls you can just direct a stream of water to remove accumulated dirt.
- Possibility of use in different weather conditions. Siding resistant to temperature extremes, and special holes on panels guarantee the absence of moisture and condensation.
- Strength and durability. Material manufacturers provide a warranty of 40-50 years.
Siding is very unpretentious in leaving
Beautiful modern house with basement siding
Advice! The basement has particular strength. stone siding, which was created specifically for decoration basement, where much more often than on the walls, mechanical damage or consequences of other external influences. He is thicker normal siding, and the final characteristics depend on the specific type of material.
- Affordable price. If certain types of siding cost quite expensive, it still does not compare with the cost of the present stone.
- Resistance to ultraviolet rays, moisture, pests and chemical compounds.
Private house with a combination of stone and under siding tile
Stylish exterior with stone siding elements
Among the shortcomings, there is only one thing: stone siding – it is still not a stone, therefore, the advantages of natural stone he certainly does not possess.
Advice! Stone siding with ease applicable for interior work. He will hide all the flaws of the walls, pipes and other communications, and also fits perfectly into classic or gothic interior style.
Types of siding and their features
Individual characteristics will vary from species to species. siding:
- The vinyl siding is made of polyvinyl chloride, which defines its advantages: lightness, ability to withstand large temperature differences, the absence of processes corrosion and decay, environmental friendliness, ability to withstand small mechanical influences. Of the disadvantages you can consider cracking or total breakage individual panels under strong mechanical stress. Vinyl stone siding is one of the most affordable options façade finishes: sheet prices start at 200 rubles.
Chic Art Nouveau country house with vinyl siding under a rock
Stone siding will add a peculiar zest to any the interior
- Acrylic siding is similar to vinyl, but different production technology. It is created from modern acrylic polymers that are more resistant to chemical influences. there is some more material features (ability to withstand more high temperature) that determine its higher cost. Acrylic siding prices start at 260 rubles.
- Metal siding made of galvanized steel, so it’s much harder than other options. Metal stone siding is more durable than other types of siding, not amenable to deformation, resistant to fire. Of the shortcomings of the material consider a high price compared to other options (in an average of about 400 rubles) and loud noise during rain.
Metal siding is much stronger and heavier than other types siding
Facade decoration with stone siding
Private house with acrylic stone siding
Advice! Choose a specific type of siding should be subject to future conditions for its installation and operation: base material, climate zone, the need for insulation, the illumination of the walls, the presence or absence of direct sunlight and etc.
The appearance of siding under the stone radically changed the idea people about natural stone cladding
Stone siding has almost everything you need properties for home decoration, and has an affordable price
When choosing the best option for decorating the facade of the house General rules should be observed: go to specialty stores, pay attention to well-known companies, look at certificates, Learn about the availability and terms of the warranty. It’s important not only to study material characteristics, but also inspect it for uniform thickness, damage on the inside or the outside of the panels, matching patterns on different panels and etc.
Classic style house with basement siding
Stone siding looks beautiful in style exterior modern
As for the external characteristics, you can choose both the texture and siding color. Creating imitation stone, designers do not limit your imagination: in the market you can find an imitation of small and large stone, brick, slate, granite, marble, etc. Depending on the the type of material the color palette is slightly different, but in any case, you can choose the siding that best suits the style architecture and the surrounding landscape.
White country house with basement trim siding under a rock
The design of the facade of the house also needs to be considered. in advance. It is advisable to visually distinguish between the base and the walls, using different textures or shades of material. Interesting solution will be decoration in a similar style of nearby buildings: baths, wells, arbors, barn, etc.
Much attention will be paid to the selection of suitable accessories: starting, finishing strips, external and internal corners, parts for framing door and window openings, fixtures and tools. In the future, the right choice will depend on ease of installation of siding.
Fence of a private house with stone siding
Wonderful interior with stone siding elements
Siding is very strong and durable.
Siding decoration involves the following steps work:
- Preparatory work. It is necessary to prepare the facade of the house to a new design – clean the surface of the walls from crumbling plaster, remove shutters, drains and other structures, interfering with the work.
- Production of a lathing. Before installing the crate with Using the level, the evenness of the walls is checked. Timely discovered irregularities can be hidden with the help of a competently executed crate. The crate is wooden or metal, depending on the type siding.
Production of a lathing
- Laying insulation and diffuse film. At the need for insulation, it is stacked from bottom to top, resting against crate or plinth to prevent slabs from slipping. Further a diffuse film is mounted on or without insulation which provides ventilation.
Laying scheme of insulation and moisture insulation under siding
- Panel mounting. The completion of work provides installation of siding, which is usually described in detail in the instructions or on packaging. Begin installation from the corner of the house, hooking the bottom row with a lock to initial bar. Subsequent rows will be included in the locks of previous rows. For additional fastening it is necessary to use screws, screwing them into the center of the perforation. To be carried out ventilation, between screws and panels must be left gaps.
Stone siding installation
If you follow the instructions for installation and operation of siding under stone, you can get high-quality and beautiful home decoration on long years.