GenStone to your General Steel building
is a relatively simple process. In this section, we
will walk you through the installation process.
proper installation of GenStone to your building, the
following tools may be required: Pencil, level, measuring
tape, caulking gun, circular saw, chalk line, drywall
rasp or rotary sander.
following safety gear should always be used when working
with GenStone products: Safety glasses, ear plugs (while
using power tools), and dust mask (when cutting in enclosed
follow General Steel's GenStone installation procedures
closely. Similarly, always study and follow local building
codes when applying GenStone Products.
applications require special cuts. Please allow a 5%
overage in the quantity of the product to ensure a timely
fasteners, and moisture barriers (if required) are not
provided by General Steel.
& Marking: GenStone
product should be measured and marked from the backside,
since it is flat and uniform in color. Using measuring
tape, mark the backside with a pencil or marker and
then use a straightedge or chalk line to mark a cutting
line. All panels and corners have a top (positive) and
bottom (negative) shiplap edge.
panels are easiest to cut from the flat backside. Mitered
cuts can be simply acheived with the same procedure.
For ripping panels, a table saw may be most effective.
Chop saws can be used for cutting ledgers and other
profiled products. To cut outlet and fixture holes,
make accurate markings on the backside, then use a hole
saw to cut the opening, just as you would with other
siding materials. When using a table saw or any other
table for cutting, be sure to have something under the
face of the panel to avoid any unnecessary panel damage.
For close trimming, a dry wall rasp can be used to reduce
the edge. Also, a router can be usede to form a new
negative shiplap edge.
Adhesive: When applying GenStone
to your General Steel building, you may or may not need
to use adhesive, but using adhesive could ensure a better
overall adhesion. All surface areas must be clean, dry,
and free of oily loose materials. It may be necessary
to use a solvent, such as denatured alcohol, for cleaning
the surface to ensure a proper adhesion. Use only commercial-grade
polyurethane adhesive with GenStone.
the adhesive to the backside of the GenStone product.
On panels, always apply the adhesive with a 3/8"
bead in a vertical line, every 12" along the full
length of the panel. For corners, apply two vertical
lines to the inside and two vertical lines to the outside
edges. All ledges and profile parts have a solid edge
on the backside for applying adhesive.
and Caulking: As with adhesive,
the areas of your General Steel Building where you are
applying the GenStone must be clean, dry, and free of
oily and loose materials. Apply grout to the shiplap
edge (the smooth surface, not the textured surface)
from the bottom to the top, on the right hand side of
the panel. Once the panels are installed, apply a small
amount of grout to any exposed seams to ensure a proper
grout skins over quickly, so only apply a small amount
and then work the grout in place. Screw heads should
be covered with GenStone grout to ensure that the screw
heads are not exposed to the elements, which prevents
rust and deterioration.
A high quality silicone caulking should be applied around
all of the door and window openings, according to local
building codes, prior to applying GenStone Products
to your General Steel building. For best match results,
we suggest having a local Sherwin-Williams color match
the grout line using A80 exterior grade, water based,
mat finish paint.
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