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Fomo Products’ Handi-Seal and Handi-Foam New 12oz Sizes


Handi-Foam and Handi-Seal from Fomo Products now available in 12 oz sizes.

Fomo Products has recently released their Handi-Seal Window & Door Sealant and Handi-Foam Fireblock in 12-ounce sizes for smaller jobs. Previously, these products had only been available in 24-oz cans.

Handi-Seal Window & Door Sealant is Fomo’s patented closed cell, low pressure build window and door foam. The sealants can be applied with a straw applicator, a professional dispensing unit or a professional hose kit (for use with cylinders).

Fomo’s Handi-Foam products are designed to seal and fill small cracks, gaps and voids. Handi-Foam Fireblock is used by home builders and remodelers to block the passage of flame and smoke in concealed penetrations from room to room and floor to floor.

Fomo Products are available at our Boscawen, NH and Newton, MA locations.

Bilco Ultra Series Basement Doors


Bilco Ultra Series Basement Doors

Bilco is well known for their basement doors and now installing one of their doors is easier than ever. Their new Ultra Series Basement Door features factory-installed hardware which reduces installation time. Brackets required for the assembly are now supplied on the individual door panels, allowing the door to be installed quickly and easily. These doors are also equipped with motion dampers for smooth, one-handed operation. Made from corrosion-resistant high-density polyethylene, Ultra Series Basement Doors offer a maintenance-free alternative to the traditional steel basement doors.

The Bilco Ultra Series door will never rust, rot or need painting. Its simulated wood texture and pleasing driftwood color will complement the exterior of any home. Interchangeable side panel inserts allow homeowners to easily add light or ventilation to their basement area-way.

National Lumber carries a wide variety of Bilco doors & hatches. If you’re looking for a new basement door, call or visit a National Lumber store near you today.

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!

Best New Products of 2011: Schlage Alarmed Lock System

Schlage Alarmed Lock System

Schlage Alarmed Lock System

This year, Schlage announced the arrival of the alarmed lock system. Unlike traditional alarms, which trigger only when the door is opened, Schlage’s new alarmed lock activates on first impact. These locks can detect a wide range of actions and alert homeowners of any activity with their entry doors. For example, the lock will sound an alert if someone is kicking the door or tampering with the lock. One Housing Zone editor pointed out that this system can also help homeowners monitor their children by alerting them when the door is opened.

This product will be available in early 2012.

You can learn more about Schlage products on the National Lumber eShowroom.

Thanks to for their review of the Schlage Alarmed Lock System.

Andersen’s New 400 Series Tilt-Wash Insert Replacement Window!

Andersen’s new 400 Series Tilt-Wash Insert Window is a great addition to their replacement window portfolio. This new window is quicker and easier to install with an installation kit and exterior stop covers included with each unit. Plus, it’s available in 3 sill angles to closely match the existing opening.

Click here to watch the video about this new, easy to install window.

To learn more about the Andersen® Tilt-Wash Insert Window go to and visit the Watch & Win and the About pages.

HIGH-Rim Insulated Rim Board from National Lumber

National Lumber’s new insulated rim board product, HIGH-Rim, provides greater R-values, as well as time and cost savings than comparable products on the market.

  • Helps your project meet Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code
  • R-11 Assembly
  • Insulates a difficult area in floor construction in one step
  • Meets APA PRR 401 for non-structural rimboard
  • Convenient pre-assembled 12 foot lengths
  • 3 1/2″ thick
  • In Stock Widths: 9 ½”, 11 7/8”and 14”

This product is available exclusively at National Lumber. To learn more, call a location near you or 1.800.370.WOOD. Ask about item numbers IR1012 and IR1212.

See a PDF flyer with a cross-section diagram of how HIGH-Rim works.

To learn more about our engineered wood products and services, visit

Best New Building Products of 2011: Boise HVAC Framing


To meet the increasing demand for energy-efficient homes, more builders are moving to plans with interior AC units. Boise Cascade now offers a solution that simplifies the process, the new Conditioned Airspace HVAC framing system. This system is specifically designed for placing the HVAC system inside the insulated, air-sealed shell of the home, which can save homeowners up to 35% on heating and cooling bills.

Learn more about Boise-Cascade Engineered Wood Products on our website.

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