Salem Limestone -Venerable Veneer (DS-06)
Once used mainly as structural building material for load-bearing masonry, Salem limestone currently finds most of its use as veneer or exterior cladding that protects, insulates, and beautifies buildings. Veneer stone is usually sawed or broken into standard coarse heights at the mill and cut to length at the building site.

New techniques allow production of large panels of limestone that are easily installed. Metal anchors of several designs firmly attach these panels in place. Pleasing surface finishes of smooth or coarse texture can enhance the natural beauty of the stone. Complex shapes, such as windows or special geometric designs, can be prefabricated and bonded with epoxy resins. The beauty, durability, and versatility of Salem limestone, with the low-energy requirements for its production and its useful thermal properties that make it a good heat sink for passive solar construction, assure this venerable stone of a long future.

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