Looking for a way to complement your new James Hardie siding on your Minnesota home? Cultured stone is a great way to add color and texture to your home. Cultured stone has been around for over fifty years. It came about as an alternative to natural stone and brick. Cultured stone is manufactured from a concrete mix to simulate the color and texture of natural stone. Manufactured stone weighs substantially less than natural stone and brick. This lightweight and flat back allow for an installation process that is similar to stucco and does not require the use of extra footings or ledges for the stone to be supported.