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Using these five easy guidelines will help you evaluate your siding sample

Tip 1: Temporarily Install the Fake Stone Panels

Getting familiar with the texture, look and even durability of fake stone panels is important, but temporarily installing a GenStone panel is the best use of the sample. GenStone is specifically designed for do-it-yourselfers, but we recommend starting in a small area few people see to get a feel for the installation process.

Try using two-sided Velcro to temporarily view your GenStone sample on a wall if you are not 100% sure you will be covering up the area in the near future. Then you can try out the installation process by attaching the panel to a cardboard box. Using a cardboard box will allow you to experience screwing the panel to another surface without putting any holes in a wall. If the sample installation goes smoothly, you can consider doing the project yourself without the help of a contractor.

Fake Stone Wall Sample Installed

Tip 2: Move the Sample Around Your Property

GenStone is a versatile product that can be used throughout your property. Test it out anywhere around your home or building. Brick veneer may work better on the exterior of the property, while stacked stone panels may work better on the interior. A good fit can become great if you take the time to assess all of your options. Our visualizer tool will help you take this a step further by showing you what the project would look like completed. More on our visualizer below!

Tip 3: See How it Looks in the Morning, Afternoon and at Night

Lighting can change throughout the day. Take the time to look at the product when it is sunny, cloudy, day or night. Whether a room or section of your property receives consistent lighting conditions or it varies throughout the day, you can be confident your choice in the product will be visually appealing at any time.

Tip 4: Consider the Seasons

Tip 4: Consider the Seasons
Red and brown leaves can pile up quickly in the fall. Does your sample accent or clash with the colors of the season and your landscaping? As the seasons change, so do the colors surrounding your property. If your sample looks a little bland against the white snow of winter, consider its appeal when surrounded by colorful flowers and trees.

Panel Siding Samples

Tip 5: Use Guidelines 2 and 4 with the Visualizer

Take a photo of your potential improvement area at different times of day and if possible, dig up an old photo from another season. Upload the photos to our visualizer below test any of our faux stone veneer panels throughout the entire area.