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How much does stone veneer siding cost to install?

$10 – $45 Cost per square foot installed
$15,000 – $35,000 Average installation cost

Stone veneer siding costs $15,000 to $35,000 for an entire house exterior, $2,000 to $9,000 for the front of a house, or $3,000 to $13,500 for a foundation. Manufactured and natural stone veneer costs $10 to $45 per square foot. Faux-stone siding panels cost $10 to $25 per square foot.

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October 22, 2021

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Stone veneer siding cost

Stone veneer siding costs $15,000 to $35,000 installed on average or $10 to $45 per square foot. Stone veneer prices are $4 to $21 per square foot for natural stone, manufactured, or faux materials. Stone veneer installation labor costs $6 to $24 per square foot on average.

Stone veneer siding cost - chart
Stone veneer siding cost - chart

Stone veneer siding cost
Installation area (square feet) Average cost installed
250 $2,500 – $11,000
500 $5,000 – $22,500
750 $7,500 – $34,000
1,000 $10,000 – $45,000
1,250 $12,500 – $56,000
1,500 $15,000 – $67,500
1,750 $17,500 – $79,000
2,000 $20,000 – $90,000

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The following table shows the average cost to install stone siding veneer:

Average stone veneer siding costs
National average cost $25,000
Minimum cost $10,000
Maximum cost $45,000
Average cost range $15,000 to $35,000

Cost data is from research and project costs reported by HomeGuide members.

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Stone veneer installation cost

Stone veneer installation costs $400 to $5,000 for stone siding around windows, garage doors, and half-stone with half-vinyl siding on a home’s front. Large stone-siding jobs cost $15,000 to $35,000 for the entire home exterior.

Stone veneer installation cost - chart
Stone veneer installation cost - chart

Stone veneer installation cost
Project Average cost installed
Full exterior (1,000 square feet of wall coverage) $15,000 – $35,000
Front of house (200 square feet of wall coverage) $2,000 – $9,000
Half stone / half vinyl front of house $1,300 – $5,000
Foundation around house $3,000 – $13,500
Garage-door frame $400 – $3,600
Fireplace $1,300 – $5,000
Chimney $1,000 – $6,000

*Prices are for natural-stone veneer & manufactured cement-stone veneer.

Stone facade on entire house exterior cost

Installing a stone façade on an entire house exterior costs $15,000 to $35,000 on average or up to $90,000 for large homes. The cost of stone façade on a house is $10 to $45 per square foot, depending on the home’s layout, design, stone-coverage area, and stone veneer type.

Stone facade siding installed on entire house exterior
Stone facade siding installed on entire house exterior

Partially add stone to front of a house cost

Adding stone veneer to the entire front of a house costs $2,000 to $9,000 on average or $10 to $45 per square foot. A 200-square foot partial stone siding costs $1,300 to $5,000 for half-stone and half-vinyl siding on the front of a home.

Adding stone to front of house cost
Material Average cost installed
Stone veneer $2,000 – $9,000
Half stone veneer / half vinyl $1,300 – $5,000

*Total installed cost based on 200 square feet of coverage.

Partially adding stone to front of house
Partially adding stone to front of house

Stone veneer foundation cost

A stone veneer foundation costs $3,000 to $13,500 on average or up to $22,500 for 2,000-square-foot homes. Adding stone on the bottom of a house costs $10 to $45 per square foot for manufactured or natural stone veneer.

Stone veneer foundation cost
Foundation area (square feet) Average cost installed
300 $3,000 – $13,500
400 $4,000 – $18,000
500 $5,000 – $22,500

Stone veneer foundation cost
Stone veneer foundation cost

Adding stone veneer to fireplace or chimney cost

Adding stone veneer to a chimney costs $1,000 to $6,000 on average, depending on the size and roof accessibility. Installing stone veneer over a fireplace costs $1,300 to $5,000, depending on the height and stone type.

Adding stone veneer to a fireplace or chimney cost
Type Cost per square foot Total cost installed
Fireplace $45 – $75 $1,300 – $5,000
Chimney $15 – $60 $1,000 – $6,000

Chimney stone veneer siding before and after
Chimney stone veneer siding before and after

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Stone veneer prices by material

Stone veneer prices are $4 to $21 per square foot for materials only, depending on the type, waterproofing methods, and if they’re individual flat pieces or larger panels.

Stone veneer siding options include natural stone, manufactured stone-shaped concrete, or polyurethane faux-stone panels.

Stone veneer prices per square foot
Stone veneer prices per square foot

Stone veneer prices
Material Material cost per square foot Total cost installed
Natural thin stone $4 – $21 $15 – $45
Faux-stone panels (polyurethane) $8 – $19 $10 – $25
Cultured or manufactured stone (concrete-based) $4 – $20 $10 – $35
  • “Flats” are thin-cut individual veneer pieces smaller than 1 square foot.
  • Panels are 1 to 2 square feet with mounted stone tiles.
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Natural stone veneer prices

Natural stone veneer prices are $4 to $21 per square foot, depending on the material and whether it's panels or pieces. Thin-stone veneer installation costs $15 to $45 per square foot total, including materials.

Natural stone veneer prices per square foot
Material Material cost per square foot Total cost installed
Limestone $4 – $19 $15 – $43
Granite $8 – $21 $19 – $45
Slate $4 – $11 $15 – $35
Marble $7 – $17 $18 – $41
Sandstone $4 – $18 $15 – $42
Travertine $7 – $16 $18 – $40
Quartzite $4 – $15 $15 – $39
Basalt $7 – $11 $18 – $35
Natural stone veneer pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Most natural color variation
  • Strongest type of siding
  • Lasts 50 – 100 years
  • Most unique customization options of all siding types
  • Maintains natural color & texture even if chipped
  • Scratch- & dent-resistant
  • Pest-proof
  • Fire-resistant
  • Heaviest stone-style siding
  • Needs sealing to prevent damage
  • Dulls with acidic cleaners
  • Moisture damage to inside walls when wrongly installed
  • Additional insulation needed in cold climates
  • Cracks with winter freeze & thaw cycles without weep holes installed

Limestone house siding cost

Limestone siding costs $4 to $19 per square foot for materials. Installing limestone for a house exterior costs $14 to $43 per square foot, depending on stone quality and availability. Limestone stains and scratches more easily than other stones, but it comes in more colors.

Common natural limestone colors are:

  • Off-white
  • Pale to medium grey
  • Light earth tones
  • Red-browns to golden browns
  • Light blue-grey to navy blue

Granite stone veneer prices

Granite stone veneer prices are $8 to $22 per square foot. Granite veneer costs $18 to $46 per square foot installed, depending on the quality and surface type. This naturally reflective stone is the most resistant to scratching and staining and is one of the heaviest veneers.

Common natural granite colors are:

  • Speckled white, black, & brown
  • Light to medium grey
  • Red-brown earth tones

Slate cladding prices

Slate cladding prices are $4 to $11 per square foot for materials. Slate siding costs $14 to $35 per square foot installed on average. This stone is ideal for rainy and humid areas as it naturally repels water, resists stains, and is easy to clean.

Common natural slate colors are:

  • Brown
  • Dark grey
  • Light & dark blue-greys

Faux-stone veneer siding prices

Faux-stone siding costs $10 to $25 per square foot installed. Faux-stone panels cost $8 to $19 per square foot for materials only. Most products labeled “faux-stone” are dense polyurethane molded into real stone shapes.

Faux-stone veneer siding pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Weighs less than all other types of stone veneer
  • Quickest installation of all stone-style veneers
  • No mortar necessary to install
  • Insulates better than natural stone or manufactured stone
  • DIY-friendly installation with screws
  • Lasts 20 – 40 years
  • No sealing required
  • Easiest stone-style veneer to clean
  • Impact-resistant
  • Mold-proof
  • Shortest lifespan of all stone-style veneers
  • Prone to scratches
  • Must stay 12” away from open fires
  • Surface color wears off on painted panels
  • Cracks in extremely cold climates

Cultured or manufactured stone veneer cost

Manufactured stone veneer costs $10 to $35 per square foot installed, depending on the installation method. Cultured stone material prices alone are $4 to $20 per square foot for flats or panels. Manufactured stone is thin pieces of dyed concrete molded into stone shapes.

Manufactured stone siding cost calculator
Type Material cost per square foot Total cost installed
Flats / pieces $4 – $11 $12 – $35
Panels $4 – $20 $10 – $35
Manufactured stone veneer pros and cons
Pros Cons
  • Higher home-resale value than all other siding types
  • Lasts 50 – 75 years
  • Resists scratches & dents
  • Weighs less than natural stone
  • Seal only once on installation
  • Easy to clean
  • Closest imitation of real stone
  • Unnatural color weathering over time
  • Less unique designs & colors than real stone
  • Moisture damage to inside walls when wrongly installed
  • Additional insulation needed in cold climates
  • Cracks with winter freeze & thaw cycles without installed drainage

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Cost factors to install or replace stone siding on house exterior

The cost to install or replace stone siding depends on the home size, material, install method, and the existing wall conditions. Other factors include:

  • Wall prep – Old siding removal costs $1 to $6 per square foot, depending on the material. Existing siding typically needs removing or reinforcing before installing new stone veneer siding.
  • Hazardous materialsAsbestos siding removal costs $4 to $6 per square foot. Contractors sometimes install new stone veneer over flat and undisturbed asbestos siding.
  • Repairs – If other siding materials are damaged during installation, siding repair costs $2 to $14 per square foot.
  • Painting – The cost to paint siding is $1.25 to $4.00 per square foot on average.
  • Moisture barrier and waterproofing – Clear oil-based hydro sealer costs start at $0.30 to $0.35 per square foot. Exterior moisture-blocking sealant costs $2.00 to $10.00 per square foot.
  • Panels vs. flats – Veneer panels take less time to install than individual veneer pieces less than 1 square foot.
  • PermitsSiding permits cost $100 to $250 on average. Faux-stone siding doesn’t require a permit in some states.

Labor cost to install stone veneer

The labor cost to install stone veneer is $6 to $24 per square foot on average, depending on the material and installation method. Complex and multi-level layouts add 25% to 35% more in labor costs.

Labor cost to lay stone veneer
Stone type Labor cost per square foot
Natural stone flats $11 – $24
Manufactured flats $8 – $24
Manufactured panels $6 – $15
Faux panels $2 – $6

*Includes labor and supplies, not the stone-veneer materials.

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Stone veneer over brick or siding cost

Installing stone veneer over a brick exterior costs $10 to $45 per square foot on average if existing brick walls are stable. Installation costs $14 to $50 per square foot if a damaged brick veneer wall needs removing first.

Requirements to install stone veneer over brick:

  • The surface must be a solid brick exterior wall with no loose, cracked, or crumbling bricks.
  • Painted brick needs additional lathe or cement boards to hold the stone veneer.
  • Vinyl or thin-brick siding needs removing before installing stone veneer.

Stone vs. brick or vinyl siding

Natural stone siding has the best durability but also is the heaviest. Stone veneers can crack with extreme freeze-thaw cycles.

Other siding costs $3 to $18 per square foot, depending on the type.

  • Brick siding costs $8 to $18 per square foot, is highly durable, but is prone to absorbing moisture.
  • Vinyl siding costs $3 to $7 per square foot, is low-maintenance, easy to install, but is the easiest to damage.
  • Fiber cement siding costs $6 to $13 per square foot, and some styles mimic the look of stone.

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Stone façade cladding prices by brand

Stone veneer material prices are $4 to $24 per square foot on average, depending on the brand and type. Veneer either comes as flats (tile-size stone pieces) or panels. Most panels are DIY friendly, maintenance-free, and suitable for interior and exterior applications.

Stone veneer prices by brand
Brand Cost per square foot Veneer material type
GenStone $11 – $42
  • Faux-stone panels
  • Polyurethane veneer
NextStone $9 – $17
  • Faux-stone panels
  • Polyurethane with PVC
Ply Gem $5 – $11
  • Manufactured-stone
  • Molded concrete
  • Thin flat pieces & panels
AirStone $6 – $8
  • Manufactured-stone veneer flats
  • Molded lightweight concrete
Centurion Stone $4 – $6
  • Manufactured-stone panels
  • Molded concrete
  • Permanent-pigment colors
Stone Design $4 – $10
  • Manufactured-stone flats
  • Molded concrete
  • Permanent-pigment colors
Black Bear $6 – $9
  • Manufactured-stone flats
  • Molded concrete
  • Permanent-pigment colors
Eldorado Stone

$9 – $15
  • Manufactured-stone flats
  • Molded concrete
  • Permanent-pigment colors
Silvermine Stone $16 – $24
  • Manufactured-stone panels
  • Molded concrete
Veneerstone $11 – $15
  • Manufactured-stone flats
  • Molded concrete
Cast Natural Stone $6 – $7
  • Manufactured-stone flats
  • Molded concrete

*Material prices only.

GenStone cost

GenStone siding costs $11 to $42 per square foot for faux-stone polyurethane panels weighing 1 to 3 lbs. per square foot. One panel is 1.25” thick and 42”x12” in size. All panels come with a 25-year warranty.

NextStone cost

NextStone siding costs $9 to $17 per square foot for faux-stone polyurethane panels weighing 1.00 to 1.50 lb. per square foot. This veneer is 1.25” thick with panel sizes up to 4’ long. NextStone offers a 20-year warranty.

Ply Gem veneer prices

Ply Gem stone veneer prices are $5 to $11 per square foot for manufactured-stone veneer weighing 8 to 11 lbs. per square foot. This concrete veneer is 1.5” to 2.5” thick and comes in 1.25” to 6.00” pieces or 9” to 18” long panels. Ply Gem has a 50-year warranty.

AirStone veneer cost

AirStone veneer prices are $6 to $8 per square foot for manufactured cement-stone flats weighing 1.00 to 1.25 lbs. per square foot. Each piece is 0.38” to 1.00” thick and measures 2” to 4” tall by 4” to 12” long. Only Lowe’s sells AirStone, and it has a 10-year warranty.

Centurion Stone prices

Centurion Stone prices are $4 to $6 per square foot for manufactured-stone panels weighing 7.5 to 12.0 lbs. per square foot. Panels are 1.5” to 3.0” thick with sizes up to 15”x15”. These molded-concrete panels have a 50-year warranty and more than 200 color choices.

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Frequently asked questions

What is stone-veneer siding?

Stone-veneer siding is a natural-stone or stone-imitation protective wall coating that raises the home’s aesthetic value. Real stone siding lasts 50 to 100 years. Faux-stone veneers last 20 to 75 years, depending on if they are manufactured-stone (cement) or molded plastic.

Where to put stone on a house

Places where builders put stone on a house include:

  • Fireplace surrounds
  • Kitchen backsplashes
  • Bathroom walls
  • Exterior home walls
  • Garage entrances
  • Outdoor kitchens or firepit borders
  • Foundation façades
  • Outdoor chimney coatings
  • Interior statement walls
  • Landscaping wall finishes
  • Outdoor columns & fence posts

How long does it take to install stone siding?

Installing stone siding takes 7 to 14 days on average. Two siding contractors can install 30 to 200 square feet per day, depending on the stone veneer type and method. Customized veneer designs for fireplaces with stone flats take twice as long to install due to the stone layout planning. 

Stone siding installation time
Siding type Square feet installed per day
Mortared stone-siding flats (with custom handmade design work) 30 – 80
Mortared stone-siding panels or flats (simple uniform design) 120 – 200
Faux-stone polyurethane panels (mortarless) 180 – 400

*Based on installation crew of 2 people. Includes old siding removal & wall-prep time.

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Hiring stone veneer installation contractors

When hiring a stone siding contractor, use this checklist:

  • Choose stone veneer siding contractors certified by:
  • Compare more than two different estimates.
  • Beware of the cheapest bids that often mean low-quality work.
  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Check all company licenses, liability insurance, and bond guarantees.
  • Collect copies of the estimate, contract, and warranty before hiring.
  • Use a payment plan instead of paying in total upfront.

Questions to ask stone veneer installers

  • Do you offer natural-stone siding or faux-stone siding?
  • Will you attach the siding with or without mortar?
  • Can I see photos of your previous projects and a list of references?
  • How many stone siding jobs have you completed, and what’s your specialty?
  • May I see siding samples before you start?
  • How will you prevent water leaks around my windows, doors, roof edges, and exhaust vents?
  • Do you install a rainscreen and vapor barrier beneath the lath and siding?
  • How long should this siding last in my climate?
  • Will this type of exterior siding need regular applications of sealant?
  • How do you prevent mold growth under the siding?
  • Will you consult a structural engineer for installations on walls more than 10’ tall?
  • Will you pull permits and supervise inspections for this project?
  • Can you match the stone siding colors to my home?
  • What do you do when unexpected delays occur?
  • Does your fee include site cleanup?
  • How should I prepare for the crew’s arrival?
  • What does your labor warranty include?
  • When will you finish the job, and what’s your payment timeline?
  • Are all materials, labor, and cleanup fees in this bid? What extra costs apply?

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