Novi Dry Stack Stone Siding Installation

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

  1. Nails or Screws
  2. Hammer, Screwdriver or Screw gun with the appropriate tip for the screws being used.
  3. Snips or Saw for cutting siding (we recommend using a circular saw with a finishing blade.)
  4. Drill
  5. Tape Measure
  6. Level
  7. Aluminum or Flashing
  8. Some type of color complimenting caulk to apply as necessary
  9. Utility Knife
  10. Wire Brush

Directions:

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Basic Guidelines

Novi dry stack stone should be installed left to right and nailed through installation holes.

1.) Always begin your Novi Dry Stack Stone siding installation from left to right and make sure that a wall is finished before starting a new one. Always begin at the lowest part of the structure.

Follow siding installation instructions for proper nailing of your siding panels.

2.) Always nail through the available installation holes. These holes have a polymer film which allows precise centering of the nail and helps with future expansion and contraction of the material. Each complete panel must be nailed through the center hole and have a minimum of 3 nails in the nailing channel at maximal intervals of 16” or less as well as 1 nail in each of the lateral holes. When installing stone veneer siding on a wall with furring, a furring strip will be required behind each nail. Always use non cor¬rosive nails or screws that are able to penetrate a minimum of ¾” into a solid surface.

Leave the proper spacing between your nail head and panel to allow movement.

3.) DON’T hammer the nails in completely. A gap of 1/16” should be left. The stoppers located around the holes are designed to help stop the hammer from driving nails in too far and provides the required gap.

Dry stack stone siding panels must be joined together properly.

4.) Make sure that all pieces are properly joined together.

Ensure correct spacing if using trim pieces with panels.

5.) When using a trim piece (e.g. Novi Trim), leave a space of 1/4” between the inside wall of the trim and the siding.

Note: To cut the material, it is recommended to use a circular saw or table saw with a finishing blade.


Drystack Panel Installation

Note: If using decorative corners as part of this installation, please start with the Corner Installation section below.

Follow the siding installation instructions for proper completion of your project.

1.) Begin your panel installation by first cleaning the wall on which the faux stone face will be attached. Wipe off the surface and use a wire brush on harder surfaces. Wipe down the back of the FauxPanel® as well.

Acclimatize the faux stone face panel to roughly the same temperature and humidity as the installation wall for about 24 hours. Do not store FauxPanels® in direct sunlight or close to heat sources before installing.

A clean, straight cut is needed to butt panels to corners correctly.

2.) Install your first corner assembly at the bottom of the wall. Nail the central hole and both extremities on each piece. If the corner is installed at the base of a wall, butt the bottom of the corner assembly against the floor. If there is no floor, install the corner flush with the lowest installation point.

Note: To enhance the appearance of the finished product, refer to Tips & Advices section at the end of the guide for an alternative installation without the tab at the bottom of the product.

Cut your first panel as show and leave proper spacing inside the trim piece.

3.) Subsequent corner assemblies install by inserting it into the lower one and nailing as mentioned in the previous step. Repeat as needed or until the top of the wall.

The Central and Lateral installation holes must be nailed.

4.) Each panel should be nailed through the center hole to ensure even movement in both directions during expansion and contraction. Be sure to also nail the last hole on both ends of nailing channel and all of the lateral holes. If installed on a wall with furring, a furring strip is required behind these holes. Each full length panel should be secured with a minimum of 5 nails.

Note: If a panel piece does not have the initial center hole in the middle, drill a new center hole of 1/8” diameter at the same height as the other installation holes.

Slide and lock panels into place next to one another as directed.

5.) Install your next panel by hooking onto the starter strip and sliding into the previous panel. Make sure that the tabs on both sides are locked together. You do not need to leave a gap between the panels; they can butt up to each other. Repeat this step as needed until you reach the end of the wall.

Cut the following row and stagger panels to keep seams from lining up.

6.) Start the next row by cutting your first panel with a 16” increment from the cutting line of the first row. Slide the bottom of the panel into the continuous slot on top of the previously installed row. Proceed with this row and subsequent ones following steps 4, 5 and 6 as needed, taking care with each new row to alternate the position of the cut on the first panel for a less noticeable seam.

You may need to cut the top of your stone veneer siding panel and create new install holes.

7.) For the last row (or places where you may need to attach siding after removing the installation holes), choose a concealed spot on the siding panel and use a knife to create new ½” slots. These slots must be wider than the nail but not as wide as the nail head. Though not an installation hole, this type of slot will still allow for expansion/contraction movement.


Drystack Corner Installation

Corners come as two pieces that can be joined together to create inside & outside corners.

1.) Start by joining two decorative corner sections together to form an inside or an outside corner as required. One corner assembly has a linear coverage of 15.1”.

Note: It is recommended to sleeve the corner with vinyl or aluminum coil flashing prior to installation.

Slide your corner piece into place and nail as directed.

2.) Install your first corner assembly at the bottom of the wall. Nail the central hole and both extremities on each piece. If the corner is installed at the base of a wall, butt the bottom of the corner assembly against the floor. If there is no floor, install the corner flush with the lowest installation point.

Note: To enhance the appearance of the finished product, refer to Tips & Advices section at the end of the guide for an alternative installation without the tab at the bottom of the product.

Your following corners install on top of the previous decorative corner.

3.) Subsequent corner assemblies install by inserting it into the lower one and nailing as mentioned in the previous step. Repeat as needed or until the top of the wall.

Modify your final corner to fit the remaining space needed.

4.) Your last corner piece may need to be modified. Cut the excess and then insert into the lower one and nail into the wall as with prior corner pieces. If there is no center hole, only nail the two extremities.

With your corners done, go back to the start of the siding installation instructions.

5.) Once your corners are completed you can start the siding installation from Step 1 of the Drystack Panel Installation section above.


Installation Tips and Tricks

Trim pieces can be used to create a neater appearance to your siding project.

1.) Novi trim pieces can be used at the wall’s base to create a neater appearance. To do this, install starter strips at 2 ¼” from the wall’s base or above the lowest installation point and install the Novi trim base at 3/16” from your wall’s base or above the lowest point. Continue the usual installation of the guide from step 3 of the Drystack Panel Installation section above. Once the first row of wall is completed, install a Novi trim top to the desired depth.

For a neater, more flush appearance you can trim your panels and corners as directed.

2.) You can install the first rows of panels and corners by cutting the tab at the bottom of the parts in order to give the design a neater appearance. Only cut the parts required for the installation of the first row of the walls. Make sure to do a straight cut without burrs. Then follow the panel installation steps above from Step 1 by installing starter strips ½" lower than the specified measure at this step.



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