If you already have natural stone siding or have recently had it installed, you might be wondering how to care for and maintain it. The good news is that natural stone siding care is minimal as it is virtually maintenance free, but we wanted to share these couple of practices to keep your stone siding looking great. It essentially comes down to two easy steps, inspection and cleaning.
Regularly Inspect Natural Stone Siding
A few times a year, inspect your siding to look for signs of damaged stones. Though natural stone is very rugged and durable, it can be damaged by impact or loosened by intense vibrations. If you find any cracks, apply a small amount of mortar into the crack that has formed around your stone. While wearing a latex glove, smooth the mortar with a damp finger to work it into the cracks and create a smooth, finished surface. Allow the repairs to dry overnight and inspect, reapplying if drying has opened the gap again. If cracks continue to be a problem, consult a professional.
Gently Clean Natural Stone Siding
For natural stone cleaning, simply fill a bucket with warm water and add a little vinegar or dish soap to create a mild cleaning solution. Scrub the stones with a sponge or a soft bristle brush that has been moistened with your cleaning solution to remove any stubborn dirt. Finally, rinse your natural stone thoroughly with water to ensure no soapy residue remains.
We hope that this article on natural stone siding care helps you keep your stone looking fabulous for many years.
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Hopefully this information is helpful as you are considering natural stone for your home or commercial property. Table Rock Stone Company was born out of a desire to meet the demands of a discerning eye in today’s stone marketplace. Our customers have come to expect luxurious appeal and timeless quality while being fully sustainable and environmentally responsible. We have a passion for our product and it shows in our attention to detail. If you have any questions about natural stone and fireplace products we offer and that would like to discuss with one of our Table Rock professionals, contact us by calling (402) 408-1830 in Omaha or (402) 499-2634 in Lincoln. You can also email us at email@example.com. We look forward to serving you!