Is exterior stone veneer or brick veneer siding eco friendly? Is exterior stone veneer or brick veneer siding eco friendly?
Exterior stone veneer or brick veneer siding are generally very eco friendly. Both brick and stone veneers tend to last for 50 years or more. Veneers don't last as long as their full-fledged namesakes, but they are both natural materials. Brick veneers are made of fired clay, and stone veneers are concrete (sand, aggregate stone, lime and water) airbrushed or stained with a polyester resin to resemble stone. Both veneers as well as full brick or stone structures must be sealed with a polyester sealer or resin to repel water. The resins bind with the stone, and don't affect the environment.