Brick or Stone Siding Cost

How much does it cost to install brick or stone siding?

Many people crave the look of a brick or stone house, although it is not affordable enough to everyone. In fact, the price is not the only disadvantage, since the labor, the time and the problems that can occur with insulating also affect the decision of the buyer to opt for a better solution. Therefore, a popular alternative is to add a veneer siding using faux bricks or stones. The result is a house that looks like the real thing, but for a fraction of the price and with little or no required maintenance. In addition, a veneer does allow for insulation, which can lower energy cost, although it has to be taken into account that working with mixed materials is very common, so you may want to use brick veneer on one section of you home, and fiber cement on another. 

Prices vary depending on the type of veneer 1, the size of the house and the condition of the walls, among others. It will typically cost $11-$15 per square foot to install stone or brick veneer 1 siding to a 1000 square foot addition, for a total of $11,000-$15,000.

Cost breakdown

  • Materials: the cost of the brick or stone veneer 1 siding depends on the style and material you choose. In most cases, the siding alone will cost $8-$10 per square foot.
  • Additional materials: Grout 2 and mortar 3 will cost an additional $200-$450.
  • Labor: carpenters typically charge $70 per hour to install brick or stone siding and will require three to five days (24 to 40 labor hours) to complete the project on a 1000 square foot addition.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Brick or stone veneers 1 can be heavy, so some homes may need additional support on the exterior walls. In this case the most common material used is metal lath 4. The cost of its installation is included as an additional material together with grout 2 and mortar 3, being the highest price of the range the one that contains them all. 

Additional considerations and costs

  • This estimate is to install siding on a new addition. If you are installing veneer 1 siding on an existing home, you'll also need to factor in the additional time it will take to prepare the area. Plan to add another day of labor costs ($500) to remove existing siding, prime the area'and dispose of old siding.
  • Homes with multiple stories or architectural details like uniquely shaped windows, shutters, or porches, typically require higher labor costs because it takes more time to work around those details. Plan to add an additional day of labor costs ($500​) and time to your project if your home is more detailed.
  • This is not a DIY project to consider, unless you have masonry experience. 
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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Veneer: A thin layer of decorative finishing applied to a coarser construction material
2 Grout: A fluid form of cement used to seal the joints between tiles. It also makes the surface stronger because it bonds the tiles together
3 Mortar: A mixture of Portland cement or lime or a combination of both, sand, and water used to bind bricks, stones, and concrete masonry units together
4 Metal lath: Mesh made out of metal, that is used as a support for heavier siding materials like brick or stone veneer

Cost to install brick or stone siding varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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