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Five Key Advantages of Brick Veneer

Every January, once the holidays have subsided, many people visit Grand River Natural Stone asking about the advantages brick veneer. This year, of course, is no different. So our first blog of 2016 looks at 5 important reasons why you should consider brick veneer for any wall or fireplace project you have in mind. 1.

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Fireplace Safety During the Holidays (Infographic)

Your fireplace is going to be very busy over the holiday season; providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere throughout the home. Before you enjoy a crackling fire this winter, you should make certain your fireplace is up for the task with these vital safety tips, courtesy of Grand River Natural Stone. We’re your source for

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Stone Veneer Fireplaces: 6 Different Ways

We love stone/brick veneer – especially when it comes to updating the look of a fireplace. Whether your home follows a rustic, contemporary, or classic design theme, thin stone or brick veneer can fit right in and have a beautiful. Here are 6 different fireplaces that are dressed up with our stone veneer products: A Rustic,

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Brick and Brick Veneer R-Values Compared

What Does R-Value Mean? The insulation property of building materials can be expressed as its per-inch R-Value, which indicates its degree of thermal resistance per inch of thickness. However, it is common practice for products, such as fiberglass insulation, to list their total thermal resistance as a single R-Value on the package. For example, regular

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Guide to Installing Brick Veneer

As Beautiful as Full-size Brick Considering the aesthetics, durability and affordability of brick veneer siding as compared to real brick, veneer siding is often a winner. In terms of appearance, anyone would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between full size brick and brick veneer once installed and pointed with mortar. Also, It lasts as

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The Benefits of Thin Brick Veneer

Add Value to Your Home If you are looking for a way to add value to your home by cladding it with brick, but would like to do it yourself, consider installing brick veneer. At Grand River Natural Stone Ltd. we have a selection of many different looks of brick veneer to choose from. Our

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