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Old 06-17-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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I wish to install some stone veneer or faux stone over james hardee board
siding on a new manufactured homes front entry area, the siding and home are pretty sturdy and well made. should i use a certain brand of stone veneer ?
stone paneling seems over priced. I am a do it yourselfer but i'm not afraid
of a project.

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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I would look at a few companies that sell the product and see what they consider an adequate substrate. Your siding might be sturdy, but will it be the correct base?
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I don't think placing stone veneer directly over HardiPlank is a very good idea. Why don't you just remove the plank, put appropriate substrate board (just ask your rock dealer) over the newly exposed surface, and put the stone on that? That's much better and won't take very long to do.
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CareBear is right...remove the siding, and build it up correctly. Do it once and do it right.
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Whatever brand you decide on must be installed per the manufacturers recommendations or the warranty will be void. That includes the recommended back substrate, proper detailing of flashings, and adhesives. I suggest you look around at local masonry dealers who carry the product, there is a lot of variation among the brands as to how convincing they are to the real thing, from almost impossible to distinguish, to phony from a 1/4 mile away.
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Do you have any opinions about what brands or types are more convincing than others? I am considering the Eldorado Rustic Ledge for my current project.
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Do you have any opinions about what brands or types are more convincing than others? I am considering the Eldorado Rustic Ledge for my current project.
This is an, "eye of the beholder " thing. Go to the local masonary supply retailers and look at them.
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Do you have any opinions about what brands or types are more convincing than others? I am considering the Eldorado Rustic Ledge for my current project.
IMO, no one manufacturer has the best looking of every type of stone. Try to find a supplier that might carry a couple manufacturers, so you can see your type selection from different manufacturers. Even if you have to visit a couple of suppliers, it is time well spent; when you see the one that your taste likes, it will jump out and make an impression on you over the others.

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