If you like the look of stone or brick on a house but not the cost, check out SureTouch’s quick-and-easy installation system, which doesn’t require a mason’s skill or bill. Attach the polystyrene foam panels to the wall sheathing, push Suretouch’s 1¾-inch-thick concrete stone or brick look-alikes into the panel recesses, then fill the joints with a proprietary mortar. Once the mortar cures, the assembly is bound into a single unit that has an R-value of 13.5. Drainage channels behind each panel ensure that water can’t be trapped against the house.
About $20 per square foot; SureTouch