Installing Novik is easier than you think – with just a few simple tools and no masonry skills required, you can install NovikStone® or NovikShake® and enjoy the finished product that same day. Lightweight, panelized designs offer fast & easy installation, with rich color collections that bring authentic stone siding or shake to your home. What will you create?
Both NovikStone and NovikShake products are made from a durable polymer material that weighs less than 4 pounds per panel. Beginning with the Universal Starter Strip, Novik products are installed from the bottom up. Each lightweight panel is engineered with hidden joints that snap together to create a seamless stone or shake texture on the project surface of your choice.
Once you've secured the interlocking tabs and your panel is in place, you're ready to fasten NovikStone or NovikShake with a simple hammer and roofing nails. That's right – no mortar, adhesives, or masonry tools are required. Novik products are durable and impervious to moisture, so you can be sure that your finished product will stay looking great with no upkeep required.
Installation instructions can be found in the "Installation PDFs" section of this page, or, below the "Installation Guides" tab on each individual Product page.
NovikStone is very simple to install and does not require any special tools. Novik recommends using a circular saw with a finishing blade for any cuts required. Please check out some of our short installation videos above or on our NovikStone YouTube channel.
Novik Starter Strip is a fast and easy way to quickly start an installation. For best results, begin by attaching the starter strip straight and level to the wall. Once attached to the wall, Novik panels will fit into the strip using the hooks on the back of the panels. This system ensures a secure connection for the installation. The starter strip is only needed for the first row of product to ensure it is even and level.
We do not recommended the use of another manufacturer’s starter strip. Novik products have been specifically designed and tested to be used in conjunction with the Novik Starter Strip.
NovikStone corners are very easy to install. Please refer to the Product page for the NovikStone or NovikShake product you wish to install for corner installation guides. Please note that corner installation can vary by profile. It is important to choose your profile first and then reference the installation guide for that profile.
When installing NovikStone or NovikShake it is recommended to use two pieces of NovikTrim side by side to hide cut edges. Novik does offer a unique profile called Dry Stack that has an innovative stone corner that acts as an inside corner and outside corner. For more details on all inside corner options, please visit our resource section of Novik.com to download the product specific installation guide.
Yes, NovikStone is impervious to water and can be installed directly to the ground. It is recommended to make sure dirt or rocks are not compacted tightly around NovikStone to allow for natural expansion and contraction.
Novik Ledge and Novik Ledge corners are installed easily above finished NovikStone. Please see the full installation guide on the NovikStone page or watch this short installation video.
To transition between NovikStone or NovikShake to vinyl siding there are two options recommended:
NovikLedge - this is typically used above NovikStone to transition to vinyl and would give a more traditional stone look.
NovikTrim - this can be used with both NovikStone or NovikShake to transition to vinyl and would give a more modern look.
Novik is available through a wide variety of retailers. Some retailers sell by the box and piece while others sell only by the box. It is always good to check the Where to Buy page of our website to check with the local stocking retailers in your area.
Feel free to call Novik Customer Service toll-free at (888) 847-8057, call direct to (418) 878-6161 or fax at (418) 878-6164. You can also complete and submit the form on our Contact page.