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Manufactured Stone Veneer One of Top Projects in 2021 Cost vs. Value Study

The return on investment for installing manufactured stone veneer (MSV) on the exterior of a home is 92.1 percent according to the recently released 2021 Cost vs. Value report from Remodeling Magazine. This puts MSV as the second highest return on investment of the projects studied, and one of only two to return more than 90 percent of the cost of the project.

Manufactured stone veneer’s 92 percent cost vs. value return is the highest of all cladding projects in the study. Fiber-cement siding replacement was valued at 69.4 percent, while vinyl siding replacement came in at 68.3 percent.

“’Curb appeal’ and ‘first impressions’ are strong concepts in real estate because they have a big impact on how much money prospective home buyers are willing to pay for a home,” the report says.

“As in years past, the national averages for exterior replacements outperformed those of larger discretionary remodeling projects. Manufactured stone veneer this year eclipsed the Garage Door project for the first time as the project with the highest cost recouped,” the report says. It further notes that 11 of the top 12 projects with the highest ROI were exterior improvements.

Manufactured stone veneer has been included in the annual study since 2015. This project has had an average 93.4 percent return over the past seven years.

While the report has been issued by Remodeling since 2008, manufactured stone veneer was only added to the study in 2015. It has been number two or three on the list until topping it in 2020.

Read more about the 2021 Cost/Value report here.


Coastal Stone Company Partners With DOT Compliance Consultants, LLC

DOT Compliance Consultants, LLCEach year, companies nationwide log hundreds of thousands of miles traveling to and from job sites, as well as transporting the equipments and materials needed to bring their projects to life. There’s nothing like experience when it comes to understanding the confusing and ever-changing Department of Transportation Safety Regulations.

Coastal Stone Company is proud to partner with DOT Compliance Consultants, LLC to provide an added layer of protection for our growing fleet.

Located in the Greater Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan Region, DOT Compliance Consultants, LLC is the region’s leading experts in the safety of commercial vehicles and drivers. The company offers the commercial vehicle industry peace of mind in meeting all rules and regulations pertaining to FMCSA’s requirements. All of the services provided by DOT Compliance Consultants, LLC will assure your company is maintaining the proper paperwork, meeting all trucking and driver safety requirements, and providing you with the most up-to-date information in rules and regulations. Their highly certified consultants have built a reputation as one of the leading agencies in the commercial vehicle industry.

Visit www.dotcomplianceconsultantsllc.com and learn more about how they can help protect your fleet!


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Manufactured Stone Veneer Installation Guide Now Available for Download

Coastal Stone Company has just updated our site with the new Manufactured Stone Veneer Installation Guide. The newly released third printing of the 5th Edition includes a variety of updates to keep this guide in line with recent updates to codes and standards.

This guide focuses on installation of Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer (AMSV) systems onto a variety of structural backup systems.

It also provides discussion on proper materials and construction best practices, as well as building code requirements. A large number of specific construction details are also provided covering a broad array of situations encountered during construction.

Make sure your next MSV project is done correctly by following the recommendations in this guide.

Download Installation Guide – Click here!

 


Coastal Stone Company BrochureCoastal Stone Company’s New Product Brochure Now Available for Download

DENTON, MD – Coastal Stone Company’s latest product brochure is now available for download directly from our website. Offering a look at some of our latest colors and styles, the brochure can be downloaded at this location – Click Here!

Our products are manufactured from detailed natural stone patterns and molds, using colors and textures to simulate the look of actual stone. With an array of types and colors, Coastal Stone is ready to help make your creative vision a reality.

Please note that the product colors you see are as accurate as current photography and printing techniques allow. To get the perfect color for your project, Coastal Stone Company suggests reviewing product samples before making your final color selection.

Contact us today for a physical copy of the brochure or to request product samples.

 


Manufactured Stone Veneer Program Grants First-Ever Certifications

HERNDON, VA – The National Concrete Masonry Association is proud to announce that through their MSV Product Certification Program the first ever certifications for manufactured stone veneer (MSV) products have been awarded. The standout products and recipients are manufactured by ProVia, LLC. and Coastal Stone Company.

NCMA is the national trade association representing the producers of concrete masonry products, including manufactured stone veneer. The MSV Product Certification Program, developed over the course of several years by dedicated committee members, recognizes products that meet or exceed established product standard requirements made by manufacturers who have established quality systems and educated personnel.

A key requirement for certification is submission of results from a qualified testing laboratory demonstrating that the products meet the requirements of ASTM C1670/C1670M, Standard Specification for Adhered Manufactured Stone Masonry Veneer Units. This standard includes requirements for physical properties of MSV units, including compressive strength, freeze-thaw durability, drying shrinkage, shear bond strength and dimensional tolerances. In addition to test results, applicants must also provide a quality system manual for production and evidence that personnel have completed education courses relative to MSV.

“Quality units lead to quality projects” says Bob Thomas, NCMA President. “The MSV Product Certification Program communicates this commitment to specifiers and the design community. ProVia LLC and Coastal Stone Company are commended for becoming the first NCMA members to have completed the certification process.”

The certification program is available to members and non-members of NCMA who are engaged in the production of manufactured stone veneer units. To find out more about this program, .


About NCMA

The National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) unites, supports, and represents the producers and suppliers of concrete masonry systems – including concrete masonry, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls, and other hardscape systems. From small family-owned businesses to large corporations, our membership reflects the full spectrum of companies that provide the foundation for resilient building construction.

Visit NCMA’s official website at www.ncma.org.