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Aging in Place Modifications: Practical & Stylish

Portrait of happy senior woman cutting vegetables in kitchen

A 2015 Houzz report showed that over 50% of homeowners age 60+ are planning to age in place. As the baby boomer generation begins to enter the golden years, home construction and renovation contractors are seeing an increase in accessibility modifications being made. With more spending power than the younger millennial generation, the boomers are also a large player in the interior design industry; frequently updating their home to incorporate the latest design trends. Combining the need for accessibility with the desire to keep the attractive appearance of the home, these modifications are not only practical but stylish as well.  Read below for some simple yet important modifications to make to your home accessible for any generation.

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Simpson Exterior Doors Offer Maximum Performance Against the Elements

Did you know that Simpson Doors offers Performance Series doors that offer additional protection against the elements? Simpson’s Ultrablock and WaterBarrier technology are available on most exterior doors, and each upgraded door comes with a 5 year warranty.

WaterBarrier technology is made from one-piece of Medium Density Overlay (MDO) on the outside – a material commonly used on concrete forms and street signs. It resists moisture absorption and the overlay has a primer topcoat which results in better paint application. You can find if the technology is available on the door you want by visiting Simpson’s Find a Door.



Learn more about Simpson’s Ultrablock and WaterBarrier technologies.

Ultrablock technology already comes standard on many of Simpson’s door lines. This technology offers the best protection against extreme weather and improves warp resistance while still giving you a beautiful genuine wood door.

To learn more about Simpson Doors, visit the National Lumber eShowroom.

Therma-Tru Entry Door Systems Ranked #1 in Quality, Brand Specified and Most Used

When it comes to entry doors, there’s far more involved than just a door. It’s a door system, which includes the door itself, the glass, and components. These components include hinges, sills, and weatherstripping. Everything works together in order to resist the elements, help keep cold drafts out, and keep the heat in. Well-built entry door systems are both energy-efficient and weather resistant.

Therma-Tru fiberglass entry door systems have been rated #1 in Quality by buildings in the 2015 Builder Brand Use Study. Not only that, but Therma-Tru entry doors also ranked #1 in Brand Specified and Used Most, further cementing the brand’s reputation. Each Therma-Tru entry door system comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. With all components either manufacturer or specified directly by Therma-Tru, you can count on a quality product that trade professionals trust.

See here how Therma-Tru door systems can work for your needs.

Therma-Tru Entry Door System Illustration

National Lumber is a proud Therma-Tru doors dealer, and samples are shown at all nine of our locations. With entry doors a major part of a home’s perceived value because of their huge impact of curb appeals, Therma-Tru door systems are an excellent choice for new construction or remodels. Whether you are a homeowner wanting to improve your own home, a remodeling contractor wanting to offer the best value to a client, or a builder preparing to sell a brand new home, Therma-Tru is the best choice.

Learn more about Therma-Tru doors on the National Lumber eShowroom.

Therma-Tru Entry Doors with Craftsman Sidelites

Therma-Tru Doors with Craftsman Sidelites

Therma-Tru Doors with Craftsman Sidelites

Entry doors are always a major part of curb appeal, and Therma-Tru has consistently been working on new ways to give homeowners, builders, and remodelers alike a better looking door while also taking into consideration quality and energy efficiency. Therma-Tru’s new Craftsman Sidelites offer yet another attractive option to dress up your entry door. Available in their Classic-Craft American Style and Canvas door collections, Therma-Tru Craftsman Sidelites come with nine glass options, including low-E, privacy, and decorative options. These sidelites are Energy Star rated, so not only do they complement Craftsman style entryways (hence their name) but also help save you energy, and money, in the long run.

This is one of several product announcements Therma-Tru has made this past year. See what we had to say about their vented sidelitesprivacy glass options, and their new Fiber-Classic Mahogany 3-panel door.

Andersen Rapid-Install Storm Doors

Andersen Rapid Install Storm Door

Andersen has just released the 45-Minute Rapid Install System for storm doors, making their two most popular doors the fastest and easiest storm doors to install on the market. All it takes to install is basic tools and about 45 minutes, with no cutting and virtually no measuring involved. Your storm door comes pre-assembled and ready to install. Just set the pre-assembled door in your opening and attach it to your house. The hardware installs easily with a simple twist and lock handle-set and an innovative 2-piece closer bracket design with built-in spacers allows for easy installation as well as reliability.

This new system is now available on the popular Contemporary Series Interchangeable Fullview and Contemporary Series Single Vent. There are eight color options and several glass options available. You also have a choice of nickel, brass, or oil-rubbed bronze handle options. With Andersen Rapid Install storm doors, adding beauty and energy savings to your entryway just got much easier. Learn more about the Andersen 45-Minute Rapid Install System.

Click here for a PDF of the Andersen Rapid Install Storm & Screen Doors flyer.

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Therma-Tru Fiber-Classic Mahogany 3-Panel Style Door


With the trend towards darker, richer wood tones in home interiors, Therma-Tru is now offering a collection of doors that offers the warm look of mahogany along with the durability of their fiberglass entry door systems. The new Fiber-Classic® Mahogany Collection™ offers “timeless” styles and a rich mahogany grain, allowing homeowners to extend a dark and rich wood tone from their interiors to their exterior entrances, creating a cohesive look throughout their homes.

For more information about Therma-Tru doors, visit

Therma-Tru’s New Privacy Glass for Entry Doors

Therma-Tru Privacy Glass - Rainglass Option

Therma-Tru Privacy Glass, Rainglass Option

New in 2012, Therma-Tru now offers four privacy glass designs: Chord, Chinchilla, Rainglass and Granite.  This new feature helps you to maintain maximum privacy while still letting natural light into the home. Their triple-pane glass construction offers reduced outside noise and increased energy efficiency with an ENERGY STAR® qualified rating.

Therma-Tru’s latest entry door innovation is affordable and is offered in 26 unique sizes to fit doors and sidelites in every one of Therma-Tru’s door collections.  Privacy glass is also available in Impact-rated options, and also with external lite dividers for select door styles. To learn more about Therma-Tru doors, visit the Therma-Tru doors section of our eShowroom.

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JELD-WEN’s New Authentic Recipe Pantry Door


JELD-WEN has added to its already best-selling pantry door line with its new Authentic Recipe Pantry door, which adds style to one of the most frequently used doors in the home. Celebrating the time-honored traditions of homemade baking and cooking, the door lists actual recipes in an elegant script infused into the door’s glass panel design. The “Recipe” door features 9 to 18 family-style recipes (number depending on the width of door ordered), including apple pie, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, buttermilk pancakes, blueberry muffins, espresso biscotti and more. JELD-WEN experts say that the recipes are real and designed to be tried and tested in homes across the country.


“For today’s homeowner, a great pantry is one of the most desirable features in the kitchen,” said Derek Brosterhous, product marketing manager for JELD-WEN. ” This door adds an element of fun to functionality, turning what used to be a nondescript area into a real conversation piece. Whether you’re a serious baker or not, it’s the perfect accent to a well-equipped kitchen.”

The door is available in nine different species of wood (including primed) to match the most popular interior millwork options. With more families now preparing meals at home due to the economy (59% in 2010 compared to 43% in 2008, according to Kitchen & Bath Design News), functional pantries are now more popular than ever.

National Lumber is a full-line JELD-WEN Windows & Doors dealer. Contact one of our sales representatives today or visit a National Lumber location near you.

Best New Building Products of 2011: Simpson Door’s Nantucket Collection


If you’re looking for a strong, weather-resistant wood door that doesn’t sacrifice beauty for durability, then Simpson has the door for you in their new Nantucket Collection. Simpson’s Nantucket Collection combines two durable and weather-resistant wood species, Black Locust and Nootka Cypress, with the company’s modified mortise-and-tenon construction technique to provide a warm, yet rugged exterior door for virtually any environment, especially the harsh coastal weather of the Northeast. Simpson is also offering the industry’s longest warranty for exterior wood doors, a 10-year limited warranty. The Nantucket collection doors are available in two thickness options (1 3/4” and 2 1/4”) and four profiles.

Thanks to HousingZone for their review of Simpson’s Nantucket Door Collection!

Sun Dor Custom Doors: New Product Line from Upstate Door

Sun Dor Logo

Upstate Door’s custom door division, Sun Dor, has a new Select and Build program, featuring custom classic designs plus a shorter lead time. You can easily select from many designs for Panel Doors, French Doors, Multi-unit Doors, Screen, Louver and V-Groove Doors, and their patented “Miracle Door.” Choose a fine wood or premium MDF, and their team will build it for you!

A unique entrance way adds to the perceived value of your home. Sun Dor’s expert craftsmen can build a quality, customized door to your exact design and specifications!

Sun Dor - Examples of Doors

Learn more about Sun Dor Custom Classics.

Be sure to check out the video, “What is the Upstate Door Difference?” All 3 videos on the website are excellent.

Sun Dor Custom Doors from Upstate Door are available through National Lumber. Visit the Upstate Door brochure on our eShowroom.

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