Exterior stone veneer and brick veneer are both durable. When properly installed, sealed and maintained, both will last as long as your house. Just as full-size brick or stone can crack, split or "spall," if water gets inside and freezes, stone and brick veneers will also crack or split if not sealed properly. By sealing veneers with a polyester resin, just as you would real stone or brick, you can ensure your veneer will last a long time. As with any exterior, be it wood, stone, or brick, routine and consistent maintenance and care is the secret to durability and permanence.