FibaLath FAQ

1.  What do I use to cut FibaLath? 
FibaLath can be cut with a utility knife or large pair of shears

2.  Does FibaLath meet the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC)? 
Yes, FibaLath is compliant with both of these codes per Inertek CCRR-0249

3.  In what applications can FibaLath be used? 
FibaLath can be used for stucco (1 coat and 3 coat), manufactured stone and thin brick façade

4.  Can FibaLath be used for interior applications? 
Yes, FibaLath can be used for interior manufactured stone and brick façade

5.  What substrate can FibaLath be attached to? 
FibaLath can be attached to OSB, plywood or gypsum sheathing per Intertek CCRR-0249

6.  What is used to attach FibaLath to a substrate? 
Wood framing – ¾” crown by 1-1/4” 16 gage staples
Metal framing – #6 x 1-1/4” type S .032” diameter head screws or 1-1/4” x .10” diameter VersaPIN Gripshank fasters with 1-1/4” Wind-Lock Lath Plates

7.  How much overlap is required during installation?  
A min. of 3” overlap is required for all vertical and horizontal edges as well as flange and trim accessories when installing FibaLath.

8.  In which direction does FibaLath need to be installed? 
FibaLath can be installed vertically or horizontally.

9.  Can FibaLath be used with open frame construction or soffits? 
No, FibaLath must be attached to an approved sheathing substrate.

10. What is the maximum weight that can be applied to FibaLath? 
The maximum allowable weight is 15lbs per square foot of FibaLath

11. Is FibaLath alkali-resistant? 
Yes, FibaLath is alkali-resistant.

12. Where can I buy FibaLath? 
FibaLath is available through special order at your local big box store and in select building distribution yards

13. How much FibaLath do I need for the job? 
A 150’ of FibaLath roll will cover 492 sq. ft. Plan for additional material based on job complexity