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LP® SmartSide® tests projectiles against siding – see the video

I just returned from vacationing in Pennsylvania, where I was unlucky enough to be a witness to a large hailstorm. While I’m waiting to hear from my insurance company about the damage to my car, this video from LP® SmartSide® was brought to my attention. Homes can also be damaged by hail or other projectiles thrown about by a strong storm. Take a look at the video to see how two common siding materials compare to LP® SmartSide®

LP® SmartSide® Storm Force Striker Projectile Test

Showing Vinyl Siding and Fiber Cement Siding compared to LP® SmartSide®

LP® SmartSide® Lap Siding. Image © Louisiana Pacific

LP® SmartSide® Lap Siding. Image © Louisiana Pacific

SmartSide™ products provide the warmth and look of wood without many of the problems associated with natural wood. The cedar grain texture is embossed into the boards providing better continuity of definition making the depth of the grain more visible. The boards are embossed and not cut, allowing better performance against weather and moisture. SmartSide products are manufactured using the borate-based SmartGuard process to resist termites and fungal decay. In addition, a resin saturated paint base overlay is fused to the engineered substrate, resulting in a surface that is easy to paint. Installation is also quick and easy because no special cutting or fastening tools are required.

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Of course, there are many factors that go into deciding on a siding material for a particular project. Whatever type of siding you prefer, National Lumber has the selection you want.

Check List for Kitchen & Bath Remodeling

Mike McDole speaking to a guest at the EM NARI Networking Event

Mike McDole, Senior Vice President of Sales at National Lumber, speaking to a guest at the EM NARI Networking Event

On April 16, 2014, Kitchen Views at National Lumber and Allstate Glass hosted an EM NARI Networking Event at the Kitchen Views showroom in Mansfield, MA. Please check out Brandy Souza’s Kitchen Views blog posting for more information. There are lots of event photos available on our Facebook and Google+ sites.

Did you know? Our insulation installers deliver outstanding results.

Closed cell spray foam insulation being applied

Closed cell spray foam insulation being applied

Pro Insulators delivers the difference between insulation products and outstanding results. Our insulation installers specialize in fiberglass battsblown-in fiberglass, and spray foam insulation. Having the right specialists on your team can keep a project running smoothly as they apply their specialized experience to your building project. Just as you have traditionally subcontracted work to a trusted plumber as part of your team, you can hire the insulation installers of Pro Insulators (HIC #161268), a division of National Lumber.

“I am an Energy Star builder and I use Pro Insulators exclusively because of their knowledge on what is needed to meet or exceed Energy Star levels. They are always on-time, the staff is courteous and professional, and they leave the jobsite very clean. They are one of the best subs that I have!” – Roger Lucier, RS Lucier Contracting

Building code compliance and OSHA safety compliance are met when you hire Pro Insulators. We have all the proper safety and work equipment. Most importantly, we are up-to-date on meeting codes for energy efficiency and current building standards. Whether your project is residential or commercial, new building or a retro-fit project, we have the products and installation expertise you need. Whichever type of insulation you choose, our professional team of experts will leave your jobsite clean and ready for your next phase of construction.

We’ll provide a free evaluation of your project and an estimate. Call 978-423-6051 today to discuss your project insulation needs. Then you can decide if it’s cost-effective to subcontract this work and leave yourself free to work on other items.

If you work with a specific National Lumber representative, please ask about these products and services. If you don’t have a specific contact, you can email and we will have someone contact you.

Thank you for your business. We are honored to be your supplier for building materials and more!

The National Lumber Family of Companies

Tax Incentive To Build Green

green building tax incentive helps put money back in your pocket

Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction puts money back in your pocket.

Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction

Have you taken advantage of the green building incentive yet? The Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction is set to expire on December 31, 2013. The program affords building owners deductions on qualifying energy-efficient upgrades done within the last six years. Real estate advocates are in the process of lobbying Congress to extend or expand the program. Read more about the green building incentive in this article by Bendix Anderson, NuWire Investor.

Have these deductions changed the way you or your clients plan buildings?

Best New Building Products of 2011: Latitudes Deck Stones

Latitudes Deck Stones are a stylish alternative for composite decking when deck surface transitions are desired. a stylish deck add-on and a perfect alternative for composite decking when deck surface transitions are desired. They can be used in virtually any area on the deck and are well suited for outdoor kitchens, grilling areas and raised fire pits.

Deck Stones can be installed on new or existing conventional wood framed decks and are capable of supporting typical building loads. The high-strength, ultra-durable fiberglass substrate frame attaches to 16″ on-center joists with hidden fasteners. These Deck Stones are available in 16-inch-square Smoke natural slate and Riverstone granite tiles, the stones are interlocking and self-draining and do not require mortar.

National Lumber no longer stocks Latitudes Decking, but if you are in New England and are interested in Latitudes Decking and Deck Stones, let us know.

Best New Building Products of 2011: JELD-WEN Custom Wood Windows

Today we have a double feature in our continuation of our Best New Building Products series from JELD-WEN Windows & Doors. Both are innovative and interesting.

JELD-WEN's Custom Wood Tilt & Turn Windows

JELD-WEN's Custom Wood Tilt & Turn Windows

JELD-WEN recently introduced a new line of Custom Wood Tilt & Turn windows, which offer the functionality of a casement window (hinged on the side to swing inward) and the ventilation of a hopper window (hinged on the bottom to open inward at the top). They are available in sizes up to 48 x 84 inches, and the windows come in either solid-pine wood or a sustainable SFI-certified wood. These windows are offered with a 20-year warranty, plus with protection against wood rot, termites, and water saturation. These windows make for excellent, draft-free ventilation using the inward tilt function, and for easy cleaning when opened completely.

JELD-WEN's Custom Reclaimed Wood Windows & Doors

JELD-WEN's Reclaimed Wood Windows & Doors

As the demand for “green” and reclaimed building products grows, JELD-WEN recently launched its Custom Reclaimed Wood line of both windows & doors. They are made from reclaimed Douglas fir originally used for fencing, barns, houses, and factories. They offer several reclaimed wood options for doors and planed finishes for windows, allowing homeowners to mix and match window & door styles. These reclaimed wood products make JELD-WEN the first window & door manufacturer to offer reclaimed products. Other companies such as Andersen should soon follow, as demand for vintage-styled reclaimed wood products continues to grow.

Thanks to for their reviews of the tilt-and-turn windows and reclaimed wood windows & doors!

National Lumber #23 in the U.S. on ProSales Top 100 List

National Lumber is proud to announce that the company is listed at #23 in the United States on the 2010 ProSales Top 100 List. We thank our customers for helping us to achieve this level of recognition, and are pleased to show you the strength of the supplier you rely on to serve you. The ProSales 100 is a ranking of the nation’s top residential construction suppliers and distributors that participated in the 2010 ProSales 100 survey.

While National Lumber is pleased to be recognized in this manner, our main goals are the exceptional service and great performance our customers rely on to meet their business needs every day. The size of our company is a function of providing our customers with a strong company that offers a wide selection of products at competitive pricing, related services that save time and money, and flexibility in meeting delivery needs and keeping our customers’ projects on schedule.

National Opens Rhode Island Location

National's New Location, 3356 Post Rd, Warwick, RI

National Building Products, a division of National of Mansfield, MA, purchased property at 3356 Post Road, Warwick, RI, well known as the old Eagle Lumber location. Since the property was ready for occupancy, National is open for business with experienced employees who were already working at National. This family owned and operated company continues to grow in today’s challenging economy. Founded in 1934, National knows how to overcome obstacles by focusing on teamwork with customers. The long held values of quality products, professional service and prompt deliveries — all at competitive pricing — are appreciated by their growing number of satisfied customers.

There has been a National presence in Rhode Island for many years with daily deliveries to job sites. Customers now have the convenience of a Rhode Island store and lumberyard with easy access from Interstate 95.

National is bringing its full range of services to Rhode Island. Competitive pricing and innovative cost-saving methods from National will help customers to see their businesses prosper. National knows what builders need and what their customers expect – the best value every day. Rhode Island contractors will be pleased by the additional products and services available from the National Family of Companies, which includes Reliable Truss and Components, National Millwork and Pro Insulators. In May, there will be a Kitchen Views showroom with talented designers, although cabinetry design services are available now.

This family owned and operated company, in their third generation, is led by co-CEO siblings Steven and Margie Kaitz, and company president Manny Pina. With eight lumberyards, in-house custom millwork shop, and nine Kitchen Views showrooms, National is ready to provide Rhode Island with building materials and services solutions.

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