Stone exteriors, made of actual rocks or stones, are known for being able to withstand extreme weather conditions, but their extra durability can come at an increased cost. Stone veneers can be one way to cut costs and still achieve the high-end look. Stones used on homes are often used as an accent and to add depth in highlighting one wall or section of the exterior.
Pros: Known as the most durable of all building materials, it can withstand severe weather. Low maintenance.
Cons: Very expensive.