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Regardless of the size of the job, the StonePly team can fabricate the natural stone cladding panels needed by our clients quickly and efficiently. Installation can also typically be done within a relatively short time frame when the Z-clip attachment method is used. This allows contractors to minimize labor costs and get income-generating new construction or renovation projects to market as fast as possible without sacrificing quality.
The Z-Clip Attachment Method
This method involves the use of Z-clips and Z-moldings. Z-moldings are mechanically secured to the substrate. Z-clips are attached to the backs of the natural stone cladding panels at the locations indicated in the shop drawings. The panels are then slid into place; the Z clips fit into the Z-moldings. Finally, structural silicone is used to secure the system.
Reduce Lead Times For Your Customers by Pairing The Z-Clip Attachment Method With StonePly Panels
Key advantages of our natural stone panels and Z-clip installation that can reduce the duration of a project and installation costs include:
- StonePly panels can be cut or trimmed on-site
- The low weight of our natural stone cladding makes it easy to handle and set into place
- There is a lowered risk of stone damage due to the faster erection time
- Installation can proceed in rain and snow since there is no mortar, epoxy, or grout to apply in the field
Installation of StonePly Natural Stone Cladding Panels Can be Completed by a Variety of Construction Professionals
Setting heavy natural stone slabs into place using mortar and grout requires a specialized skill set. With slab stone weighing in at approximately 27 pounds per square foot, a significant amount of manpower is also required for solid stone cladding installation. The Z-clip attachment approach for our stone panels that weigh between 2.5 and 3.3 pounds per square foot is comparatively simple. Requiring installation supplies and tools that most construction professionals have at their disposal, Z-clip installation can usually be completed by:
- Stone setters
- Mill workers
- Other craftsmen with relevant construction knowledge and experience
For More StonePly Information
For more detailed descriptions of the Z-clip installation method, the concealed screw (tab mounted) method, the adhesive set method, and the channel installation approach for translucent stone cladding panels, visit the StonePly website.
If you are interested in discussing your project with a knowledgeable company representative, we can provide a free initial consultation and a custom estimate based on your natural stone cladding needs. You can reach us by filling out the form on the contact page of our site or by calling us at 903-454-4630.