Stone siding on homes has an incomparable look and an elegance that is hard to beat. When your contractors renovate a home to upgrade the appearance of the home with stone veneer, you want to give them the best product and service available. At enVision Stone, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the personal attention and care that you want to give your clients. In an effort to succeed, we want to give contractors the necessary tools to educate your clients on how to properly care and maintain stone veneer siding.
After completing a renovation, the last thing you or your client wants is to see cracks in the surface due to poor maintenance. The good news is that enVision Stone’s product is strong, durable, and long-lasting. Our product acts like real stone, because it is real stone! However, that doesn’t mean that it can be installed and left to weather the elements on its own. Stone, just like any other material, does need regular cleaning and maintenance performed to ensure that it will last for years to come. Keep reading to learn the necessary information needed to inform and educate your clients on how to clean and care for their new stone veneer siding.
Sealing the Stone
After the stone has fully dried and set, it’s important to properly seal the stone to ensure that moisture does not seep into the stone. Be sure that the sealer used allows the stone to breathe. With the varying weather in the Dallas area, changes in humidity can cause damage to the structure of the stone. Penetrating sealers will not change the look or color of the stone, and resealing the siding won’t have to be done again for around five years. Contractors should apply a sealer to the stone, rather than the homeowner, so that every surface is covered.
Every homeowner who has stone veneer installed onto the siding of their home should inspect the surface once or twice a year. Instruct the homeowner to look around windows, gutters, and other elements of the home for signs of damage. Even though our stone is incredibly strong and will stand up to heavy weather, over time, the stone could be damaged through impact or vibration. Inspect the siding for cracks or loose pieces surrounding any edges.
Fixing Any Cracks
If there are any cracks in the stone, the best method of repairing it will be to have a professional contractor come back to the home. This will ensure that the stone used will seamlessly match the existing siding. Fill in any cracks and gently smooth it out to cover up any inconsistencies in the appearance. Leave it alone to dry, and reinspect to check that everything has been properly fixed.
Cleaning the Stone
To prevent damaging the stone with cleaning chemicals, simply use water mixed with a small amount of vinegar, dish soap, or any other mild soap. Gently scrub the stone with a wet sponge and rinse the siding with your garden hose. Homeowners can use a soft bristled brush to clean the stone veneer, but be mindful of avoiding wire brushes as they could scratch the surface. Pressure washing is another method of cleaning the siding; however, professionals should be contacted so that the right amount of pressure is used.
When contractors install stone veneer onto a home’s siding, you can be confident that they are getting a product that is superior.
- Strength: Homeowners can rely on the strength of our stone because it is real stone.
- Mold-Resistant: Even in heavy rains, homeowners don’t have to worry about mold or mildew developing because of the high-alkaline content of the stone.
- Fast and Clean: For clients who want to complete a renovation quickly, enVision Stone has the product for them.
- High-Quality: There’s no need to worry about the siding flaking or cracking.
- Customizable: Homeowners can choose their own color, texture, size, and shape. With enVision Stone, you can give your clients the curb appeal they’ve always wanted.
If your clients want a unique product that will set their home apart, offer them real stone veneer from enVision Stone. After the renovation is complete, there is limited maintenance that needs to be done. A simple inspection of the stone and a quick clean once a year is enough to keep the surface strong. Learn more about our product by giving us a call today.