In today’s market, there are many materials that can be used to build a home. While the choices are vast the time tested use of natural stone is unparalleled. Some of the longest standing buildings are made with natural stone, which is no wonder due to its durability and low maintenance. If you are constructing a new home, here are 5 reasons to consider using natural stone.

Low Maintenance – With natural stone there is no need to repaint, no expensive siding to install, and no warped panels to repair. Once the walls go up, there is virtually no maintenance involved.

Fireproof – Beyond maintenance, natural stone is ideal for withstanding fire. While prolonged intensive heat can damage the stone, even homes that had internal fires have been able to rebuild using their existing stone shell.

Rot Free – Water is extremely damaging, standing water or high humidity rots many homes. While moving water will eventually erode stone, the time it takes for natural stone to erode is much slower than other building materials.

Pest Resistant – While stone can’t keep every pest out, it is nearly impenetrable by most insects and vermin. As an added bonus termites & burrowers will prefer your neighbors wood to your hard stone.

Versatile – natural Stone comes in many shapes, sizes, and textures, you are only limited to your imagination. Beyond constructing homes stone is great for landscaping, paving, patio slabs, fire pits and retaining walls.

If you find yourself looking for construction or landscaping stone in Colorado, call Loukonen Bros. for over 100 years of natural stone business in the front range.