For decades, homeowners in the Chicago area have loved the classic and durable look of stone for both their house’s exteriors and interiors. And Versetta Stone siding has made it easier than ever with its panelized format to install this beautiful, coveted material anywhere inside or outside a home.
Offering true authenticity, Versetta Stone, with its natural, hand-crafted shape and detail, adds the look of stone to your home. Over fifty years of experience in the manufactured stone industry sets Versetta Stone apart as the only manmade siding material to capture the genuine look and feel of hand-laid stone walls. Expertly engineered panels that offer virtually undetectable joints produce a gorgeous, finished product homeowners desire. Both siding professionals and DIYers alike love it for its world-class curb appeal and impressive return on investment.
As a homeowner looking to set your home apart and give it a fresh, new style that you’ll be happy with for a long, long time, here are seven things you’ll love about installing Versetta Stone.
Yes, It Looks and Feels Like Real Stone
Engineered from pressed concrete, Versetta Stone’s veneer panels truly look and feel like real stone. Available in different styles and colors, you’ll be sure to find something that works perfectly for your home, inside or outside. Versetta Stone offers three unique styles of panels.
With the rough-cut appearance of traditional dry layered and stacked stone, this pattern has greater variation in the sizes of stone within each panel and is typically more staggered between its layers.
Ledgestone is an outstanding option as an accent wall or around a fireplace. It also contrasts wood or stucco in a brilliant way on a home’s exterior.
Tight-Cut Versetta style presents a smart, sophisticated, neat design of expertly cut and artisan placed stonework that simply appears stunning. With less variation in the sizes of stone and staggering between layers, Tight-Cut Versetta panels offers a smoother, more formal-looking style than Ledgestone.
Carved Block Style
Uniform in shape and size, the Carved Block style provides a clean look in two color finishes: Midnight and Sea Salt. Midnight is a perfect blend of dark gray, black and brown tones for darker applications. In contrast, Sea Salt is a combination of white and taupe tones for a lighter, gentler tonal mix.
Versetta Stone Has a Color for Every Occasion
Versetta Stone comes in a range of colors that can fit every home exterior or interior project, from an exterior wainscot wrapping to an inside fireplace wrap, and more.
For Ledgestone and Tight-Cut designs, Mission Pointe, Plumb Creek, Northern Ash, Sand, Terra Rosa and Sterling provide appealing color choices.
For Carved Block only, both Midnight and Sea Salt are available, and provide clean color finishes.
Versetta Stone Adds Value to Your Home
Renovating a home can be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. And unfortunately, not every project you sink your hard-earned money into is a winner. Many do not give any return on the investment. Not so with Versetta Stone!
For remodelers and DIYers looking to freshen up the look of a home while maximizing their return on investment, Versetta Stone manufactured stone veneer is a smart choice. According to the Cost Vs Value 2020 report for Chicago, IL homes, manufactured stone veneer brought a 90.5% recoup value—which is the highest value of exterior projects out there.
Versetta Stone Enhances Curb Appeal
Leading real estate agents in a 2014 Zillow survey named curb appeal one of the five most important factors when trying to sell a home. Great exterior designs can add 15-20% additional value to a house on the market, while poor landscaping and lackluster exterior features can bring down a home’s resale value by 10%.
Adding stone veneer to a home provides a gorgeous look inside with accent walls or as fireplace framing material. And it adds charm outside as a smart way to boost that all-important curb appeal.
Versetta Stone Costs Less than Stone Masonry
Having masonry work done professionally can be beautiful, but it can also be expensive. Skilled masons don’t come cheap because of the time involved, as well as the additional costs of licenses, bonding, insurance, and other expenditures related to the profession.
Fortunately, choosing Versetta Stone is more affordable because a trained professional or a talented DIYer can install it quickly without having to worry about those other issues.
Versetta Stone Installs with Less Mess
Traditional brick or stone masonry has always required messy mortar to keep the material together and attached firmly in place. Using this substance is a must to make a natural stone or brick wall strong and lasting.
Unfortunately, the biggest issue with mortar has always been the cleanup involved. Excess mortar must be removed carefully with wire brushes and solutions of muriatic acid and water mix. It’s a process that takes a lot of time and effort, which increases installation costs for the homeowner.
Compare that to Versetta Stone veneer siding, which doesn’t require a single ounce of messy mortar. It is applied to the wall with standard screw fasteners, making installation cleanup a cakewalk compared to classic masonry.
Versetta Stone Installs Faster and With Less Labor
Versetta Stone is made of lightweight material and installed using an interlocking panel system that saves time and money. About 50 square feet of this siding can be installed by a professional in nearly 15 minutes.
Versetta Stone simply installs faster and requires much less labor than classic stone or brick mortar projects, making it a clearly better choice over the more expensive, labor-intensive option.
Upgrade Your Home with Versetta Stone from Siding & Windows Group
When you’re looking for ways to boost curb appeal dramatically, Versetta Stone siding makes that easy. Our team at Siding & Windows Group, provides exceptional service from consultation to cleanup—so you can relax and be confident in a home that makes you proud.
Discover the value of installing Versetta Stone siding on your Chicago area home.