Ply Gem Stone: The ultimate character statement
There is something intrinsically beautiful about a home enhanced by stone. From the soothing colors to the undulating texture, it’s a look that makes a statement without trying to hard. Ply Gem Stone perfectly captures the essence of natural stone with all its exquisite detail, minus the cost or weight. Whether your home is traditional or Tudor, modern or country, Ply Gem Stone can bring gorgeous dimension to its exterior and create focal points within the interiors, affordably.
Ply Gem Stone is a fine-quality manufactured stone veneer that delivers intricate shapes, unique textures and dynamic colors unavailable in other cladding choices, even single siding and stucco. It can be coupled with virtually any style of siding to create a totally unique, incredibly handsome look. Accents are also a natural for Ply Gem Stone, from outdoor living spaces to retaining walls. And it transforms interior spaces too, from kitchen backsplashes to fireplace surrounds. If you can dream it, Ply Gem Stone can bring it to life.
Quality crafted for a natural look
Ply Gem Stone looks like real stone because it is crafted from a mix of Portland cement, lightweight natural aggregates and inorganic mineral iron oxide pigments — the basic components of natural stone. Fade-resistant permanent mineral oxide pigments enhanced by color pigments are applied, often by hand, to molds that have been formed using real stones. The result is a marbled, multi-shade color that adds to the authentic, unique look of each stone.
Ply Gem Stone is carefully crafted and painstakingly tested to assure the quality is top notch from stone to stone and box to box. Our production processes limit holes and voids, ensure that molds are maintained to create a well-defined stone texture, and create variety so that there is at least 100 square feet of non-repeating shapes and colors for each style. Then, we assure our quality with a 50-year warranty. That’s character you can count on.
Just imagine, then install.
At 10-15 lbs. per square foot, Ply Gem Stone is far lighter than natural stone and, as it is not structural, no ledges, footings or wall ties are necessary for installation. Which means it can be applied almost anywhere, including areas that would otherwise need to be engineered to support the heavy load of natural stone or brick. Ply Gem Stone is also more affordable than other masonry products and adds unique appeal to any space. Though professional installation is recommended, it can also be installed over a weekend project by a skilled do-it-yourselfer with the proper tools and patience.
A history of innovative thinking
For over a decade, Ply Gem Stone has pursued a fresh approach to building design. What began as a small shop in Middleburg, Pennsylvania has grown into a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, where nine different collections of stone veneer are carefully handcrafted. Our initial product offering of two stone colors in four different styles has evolved into a collection spanning nearly 100 choices. Today, as a member of the Ply Gem family of companies, Ply Gem Stone continues to deliver a comprehensive collection of beautiful stone veneer products along with innovative processes and ideas to builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners who wish to bring their projects to life. All backed by one of the best warranties in the industry.