Keystone Sample

Full Panel

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Inside Corner

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Outside Corner

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Trim

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Ledger

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12" Right and Left Returns

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Pillars

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The GenStone made easy system consists of panels, corners, ledgers and trim. Watch the video below to see how our panels and accessories are designed to work with one another throughout your installation area.

Before you dive into planning your GenStone project, download the full stacked stone spec sheet and pay careful attention to the difference between coverage area that you will include in your measurements and the shiplap edges you will not include in your overall surface area.

Determining how many panels and accessories you will need is just as easy as installing GenStone and we’re here to help. Launch the video below to learn the simple math behind planning your project and don’t forget, we always recommend ordering 20% more in case you miss a cut.

Installing GenStone is as simple as measure, cut, attach and repeat. Here’s what you will need to ensure a professional looking finish:

  • The right combination of panels and accessories
  • GenStone color match caulking
    • Available by special order or on genstone.com
  • GenStone color specific paint kit
    • Available by special order or on genstone.com
  • Exterior: 1.625″ or similar size non corrosive deck screws
    • 2.5″ screws for ledgers
    • PL Adhesive
  • Interior: 1.25″ drywall screws
    • 2.5″ drywall screws for ledgers
  • Tape Measure
  • Caulking gun for 10oz tube
  • Framing square
  • Screw gun
  • Hand saw or power saw
  • Level
  • Sandpaper
  • Marker
  • Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

The following list of tools are not necessary but may be helpful if you plan to cut a large number of panels, need to navigate around an obstacle such as an electrical box or need an excuse to buy more tools!

  • Table saw
  • Miter box
  • Chop saw
  • Jig saw
  • Power sander
  • Rubber mallet

We’ve put together step by step installation videos outlining everything from caulking and touch up painting to cutting panels and best practices when attaching your GenStone to the wall. As you will see in the videos, every member of the GenStone support team is required to install our products on our test wall so they can assist you throughout every phase of your project.

Product Details
Finish

Hand Painted 12 Coats

Paint

Material

Polyurethane

Composition

GenStone Panels Made with Dow Foam

R-Value

3.41 Per Inch

Weight

1-3 LBS

Template

Cast from Real Stone

Thickness

Between 1″ and 1.25″

Warranty And Certifications
Warranty

25 Years

CCMC

Pending

Class A Details And Certifications
Class A

Available by Special Order

ASTM E84

Smoke Developed 250

NFPA & IBC

Class A Fire Rated

ASTM E84

Flame Spread 20

Simply Measure, Cut and Attach

The GenStone system was designed for the average do-it-yourselfer. Most projects require only ordinary hand tools and can be completed over the course of a couple of hours. Each panel can be cut to size easily with a hand or motorized saw and attached with screws.

More Attention to Detail

Every GenStone panel is cast from real stone and brick to ensure authenticity. All panels receive 12 coats of meticulously hand painted details, which results in little to no repetition.

Added Features and Benefits

GenStone is tested and engineered specifically for interior or exterior applications and provides added value unmatched by the competition.

  • Do-it-yourself friendly, no mortar no mess and virtually maintenance free
  • Most colors can be delivered to your home, job site or business in 3-5 days
  • Made with high-density closed cell polyurethane which are light weight, easy to use and adds additional R-value
  • Step by step installation videos available on our how to install or YouTube page
  • GenStone color match caulk and paint kits available on each product’s page
  • Each panel is hand painted with 12 coats of premium exterior paint
  • Class A fire rated panels available by special order
  • Each stacked stone panel is cast from real stone in 4 unique molds to eliminate repetition and provide a rugged natural look
  • All brick veneer panels are cast from authentic tumbled brick to ensure realistic shapes and texture
  • Size reduces waste in installations with a great deal of cutting and fitting, installs from the box to the wall in minutes with deck screws
  • All GenStone panels are backed by a 25-year warranty (see warranty for details)
How do I measure and buy the right amount?
When figure the materials needed for a project, you would need to take a measurement of the height and the length of the wall you intend to cover. Divide the height of the wall by the height of your panel (in most cases, 2’) and the length of the wall by the length of the panel (in most cases, 3.5’). Multiplying these numbers together will give the number of full panels need for the area. For trim and ledger, measure your linear footage and divide by 4. This will be the number pieces needed.
How far above the grass or grade do I need to install the panels?
GenStone is made from a closed cell, high density, polyurethane foam. Not only are you protected from the elements, but it is safe to go all the way to the grade.
Can I use GenStone around a fireplace?
If you have a zero clearance fireplace, GenStone may be placed right against the unit. If the area around the fireplace gets hot to the touch, please contact the fireplace manufacturer for the specific distances necessary to safely install our products.
Do I need starter strips?
Starter strips are not required for installing US Genstone products. GenStone Proline products in Canada do require starter strips. but our new Pro-D collection does not. These strips can be purchased at your local hardware store.
How do I estimate how much caulk I will need?
We recommend one tube of GenStone color matched caulking for every 100 square foot of project.