Close up view of stone exterior around a front door

It’s summertime and that means more time outdoors with our families and friends. More time spent on our patios, front porches, decks, and backyards. More time to notice the little things about our home’s exterior that we love, and the things we’d like to change. If you’ve been working to transform your curb appeal since the last Utah snow hit, you’re likely feeling proud of your exterior makeover. But maybe somethings missing, maybe something is just a little bit off.  If you’re working to transform the entirety of your home, it may be time to look into updating your home’s siding. Not only can this pull together the look and feel of your property, but a new facade can add to your home’s value.

The team at Burbach agrees that a stone veneer, for instance, brings a certain elegance and timelessness to any home. Its textured and natural look boosts the warmth of the exterior while weathering nicely over time. Although a great appearance and first impression from a distance are always on a homeowner’s mind, stone exteriors are more than just an attractive upgrade. Stone can also shield your home from the harsh Utah elements. Whether it’s the intense summer sun’s rays or a particularly snow-filled winter, your home’s exterior will look new for years to come.


When thinking about upgrading the veneer or exterior of your home, it can be a challenge to decide what’s best for you, and ultimately, what works best for the overall look of your home. There is an obvious aesthetic appeal to stone veneer and it’s becoming a popular choice in new construction and remodels alike. Why will you love it? For its durability. In the past, the typical new construction home in Utah consisted of vinyl siding. Although vinyl siding still has its appeal, it can lead to a cookie-cutter look. Not only that, but it has the tendency to chalk and fade after only a few harsh seasons. Stone keeps its classic look and holds up to the harsh climate.


Stone veneer comes in a variety of materials and styles, making it easier than ever to find the right fit for your potential remodel plans.

  • Get creative with your facades. Do you want your home to look like a classic New England cottage or a modern mountain home? The perfect stone style will give your home just the look you were going for. Our popular styles are:
    • Patchwork River Stone
    • Stone Flats
    • Stacked Slate
  • Think about the material. Not all stone or rock materials will give you the same look. Are you seeking the modern sheetrock aesthetic or a more classic, weathered look? If you’re unsure of what material will look best, talk to a Burbach team member. Using our 3D modeling program, we can show you just how a certain style and material will look on your home.
  • Mix and match your sidings. Who says you can’t have the best of both worlds? If you’re interested in adding value to your home, but want your home to possess a bit more visual inspiration, think about the use of two siding materials. If you’re looking for a dramatic look and feel, add stone to the entryway, or columns of your home. Or enhance the warmth of your craftsman style home with cobblestone and shake and shingle siding.

With stone veneer, you have the potential to dream up a home exterior that looks fantastic and needs minimal upkeep. If you’re interested in enhancing the look and value of your home, don’t hesitate to call Burbach Exteriors today. Our team will help you find the perfect stone siding to create a cohesive style from the curb of your property to your front door.