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Benefits of Using Faux Stone for House Skirting

Cost vs. Benefit

Let’s start with the cost, because everyone is watching their budgets these days. The faux stone costs a fraction of real stone or brick, just for the material. There are no expensive transport costs involved, so there are no massive trucks rumbling through your neighborhood or yard. And, there are no specialized (meaning expensive) labor costs to install, like those required when hiring a stone or brick mason.

Faux stone for house skirting is made from high-density, closed-cell polyurethane, which means increased R-value of the walls it’s installed upon.

How much R-value? 3.6 per inch R-value, which will help with your heating and cooling bills all year long.

Since faux stones are made into easy-to-handle panels, all you need is a straight wall finish to attach them to, using deck screws or other approved anchors. Inside and outside corners are ready-made and simplify the installation process even more. Faux stone skirting can easily be cut using a common circular saw. No need to buy/rent a wet saw for this project.

Installation Made Easy

Using faux stone for your house skirting project is definitely do-able for most DIY homeowners out there. All you need are a few simple tools and basic carpentry (measure and cut) skills, and you are good to go.

Depending on the size of your skirting project, you could be done in a few hours to maybe a weekend or two.

You can also use the same GenStone faux stone and faux brick skirting in other locations around your home, such as:

  •     Covering the beam and post construction of your steps, deck, or front porch
  •     Interior and exterior feature walls to add texture, contrast, and depth
  •     Indoor/outdoor fireplaces (See our project pages for specific installation instructions)
  •     Cover a retaining wall, turning it into an eye-catching architectural feature
  •     Looks great around the pool or spa area
  •     Backsplash for the kitchen, bath, or laundry room
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GenStone has been manufacturing their faux stone and faux brick options since 2002. All of our house skirting products come with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty for added peace of mind for you.

Please visit our product pages for more details, reviews from other homeowners like you, to see your house “visualized” with GenStone house skirting or help with calculating exactly how much material is required for your project.

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