Purchase & Warranty FAQs

Where can I buy ClipStone?

ClipStone’s current mortarless stone veneer products are available for immediate online purchase. Search for local and online ClipStone retailers here

Does ClipStone offer a Warranty?

ClipStone proudly offers a 50 Year Limited Warranty. Download our ClipStone 50 year warranty information for full details!

How much does mortarless stone veneer typically cost?

The cost of our mortarless stone veneer depends on a variety of factors.

  • Location Location Location: Your region, your project, and where you buy.
  • Project Size: Larger projects, or projects that involve a lot of cuts and therefore a lot of scrap, can drive up your cost. Columns, for example, traditionally cause a lot of waste as you cut the stone to fit your posts. Which is why we created the ClipStone ColumnWrap, to eliminate scrap and save money.
  • Cost of Labor: Masons can cost around $20/hr. With mortarless stone veneer, you can hire a general contractor, or if you consider yourself a DIYer, take on the project yourself.
  • Materials: Necessary materials like mortar, water resistive barriers, sheathing, specific nails, etc. can add costs. With Mortarless stone veneer, you may already have the tools you need right at your workbench.
  • Hidden Remodeling Costs: Remodels may require extra attention, and therefore hidden costs. Some projects may require extensive removal and an understanding of updated codes which is not recommended for the new DIYer to take on. It’s important to prep the walls to ensure durability as part of the installation process.

A couple stones in my box were broken?

Not to worry. Due to the nature of the product’s travels, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that every stone will come in perfect condition. To ensure you get the most from your product, we recommend purchasing 5 to 10 percent over the amount of square footage needed for the job. We also recommend you hold on to those broke pieces to fit smaller gaps in your project!

Product Info, Usage & Applications FAQs

What is ClipStone made of?

We create ClipStone with careful combinations of concrete and iron oxide pigments

Can ClipStone be used in a shower?

No concrete products should be used in a shower, due to hard water deposits and damaging cleaning products.

Can ClipStone be used around fireplaces or wood stoves?

ClipStone will not burn but always follow manufacturer instructions and local fire codes, since ClipStone needs to be attached to 7/16″ sheathing.

Can I install ClipStone on a curve, like an arch or rotunda?

You can install ClipStone on rounded wall, like an archway or rotunda, by cutting the pieces to wrap the “edges” of the wall. The tighter the radius, the more cuts you will need to make.

Will ClipStone fade?

ClipStone is made of concrete, and iron oxide pigments create the natural coloring, so the stone face does not fade like other siding materials, and never needs to be painted.

Do the stones vary in height or length?

All of our stones flats and corners are 4” in height. The lengths of our flats will range from 6-17” in Ledgestone flats, 8-16” in ProStack flats, and 8-10” for all corners.

How far does ClipStone come off the wall?

The clips in ClipStone hold the product approximately 1/2” off the wall and the stone veneer ranges from 2 inches to 3 ½ inches thick, or a total of 2 ½” to 4” due to the texture of the stone.

General Installation FAQs

How do I install ClipStone?

For step-by-step installation instructions, how-to videos, and tips on how to achieve a perfect cut every time, visit the installation page.

What tools will I need to install ClipStone?

For ClipStone installation, you will need a hand drill, small & 3 ft levels, a heavy duty stapler, tin snips, a utility knife, and a 4.5″ hand grinder with masonry blade. We also suggest safety glasses, gloves & a mask for safety.

For a full list of installation tools, PPE & materials you will need, visit the ClipStone installation page.

Can I install ClipStone over concrete or block walls?

Yes you can, but first we recommend securing furring strips and OSB/Plywood to the concrete or block. You will have to use concrete anchors to secure furring strips to concrete or block wall and then use exterior grade screws to secure OSB/Plywood to furring strips. Then follow our directions for installing ClipStone.

Can the clips be removed?

While we permanently embed the clips into the individual stones, you can remove them with heavy-duty snips or a grinder.

Should I maneuver the clips?

Once you pull the stones out of the box, adjust the bottom legs of the clips so they face straight down and pull them forward towards the front face of stone. This way when they are installed behind the stone below, those bottom clips apply pressure on the back side of the stone below it. This assures a snug fit.

What is the best way to cut ClipStone?

An angle grinder with a 4-1/2″ masonry blade is the preferred tool, but a chop saw or tile saw with a masonry blade can be used on larger projects. If using water with your saw when cutting ClipStone, you will want to source your water from a clean pail, so that residue does not get recycled back onto the new stone.

Our Tips & Tricks videos are also a great resource for information on how to cut ClipStone.

How do I transition my ClipStone with other materials?

Our Tips & Tricks videos on the ClipStone installation page are a great place to start.

We often find that, with siding projects, there are a couple ways to make the transition between ClipStone and dissimilar materials such as vinyl siding, sheet siding, and stucco.

If you have yet to install the material you are looking to add, installing ClipStone first, we recommend cutting the connecting bar, also known as the upper clip, at the center. Bend or fold the cut wire down along the side of the stone so the eyelet meets the top edge of the stone. Then, toe screw the loop of that clip, in at an angle below where the material would meet the stone. Finally, we recommend adding flashing above the ClipStone before installing any style of siding.

If you have already installed the material above your ClipStone, mechanical fasten if possible, by removing a layer of the siding material above and following the aforementioned toe screw method. Otherwise, remove the top clip of the stone all together and apply a quality, construction-grade adhesive to the top of the stone below. This prevents the top clips from bumping out the siding. You can see this practice done in our Video Tip, “Install water table sills under a window.” The glue method applies to installation under windows, soffits, as well as the pre-existing siding.

NEED BRAND & WARRANTY INFORMATION?

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Visit the technical information page for downloadable product specifications, technical documents, and safety reports.