Using natural stone as an exterior wall covering can be a good choice for several reasons, but it also has some considerations to keep in mind. Here are some pros and cons of using natural stone for exterior walls:


Durability: Natural stone is known for its durability and ability to withstand various weather conditions. It is resistant to wind, rain, and temperature fluctuations, making it a reliable choice for exterior applications.

Aesthetic Appeal: Natural stone provides a timeless and elegant appearance. It can enhance the curb appeal of a building, giving it a classic and sophisticated look. The variety of colors and textures available in natural stone allows for creative design options.

Low Maintenance: Compared to some other exterior wall materials, natural stone generally requires less maintenance. It is resistant to fading and does not deteriorate quickly over time.

Fire Resistance: Natural stone is non-combustible, making it a fire-resistant material. This can be an important consideration for exterior applications, especially in regions prone to wildfires.


Cost: Natural stone can be expensive, both in terms of material costs and installation. The price can vary depending on the type of stone chosen and its source. High-quality and rare stones can significantly increase the overall cost. Panels, not individual stones, is a far better, less expensive installation option which is what Tango Tile offers.

Weight: Natural stone is heavy, and this can affect the structural requirements of the building. The foundation and support structures must be able to bear the weight of the stone, which can add complexity and cost to the construction process. However cladding, "panels", are far lighter are are likely to be structurally acceptable.

Installation Challenges: Installing natural stone requires skilled labor and expertise. The process can be time-consuming, and improper installation may lead to issues such as water penetration or uneven surfaces. Again, cladding is far less difficult and can be done by a tile installer, not a stone mason.

Limited Insulation: Stone is not a good insulator, so additional insulation may be needed for energy efficiency. This can add to the overall construction costs.

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