Many of the social sites, like; Houzz, Pinterest, etc. are showing dry stack manufactured stone applied to the exterior of homes. It is a great looking application, but, it is not designed for the Wisconsin market. No mortar is used which causes problems in a Wisconsin application.
The manufacturer’s, the installers, nor the builder will warranty this exterior application in the Wisconsin market. So, though you can still have it installed, please be aware that if it should cause leaks or stone popping off, it will not be warranted.