Cedar Siding sells prefinished LP product
Nashville, Tenn.-based LP Building Products recently announced that prefinished LP SmartSide Lap Siding will now be stocked in the full standard 12-color palette by Cedar Siding, the first member of the LP Preferred Prefinisher Network to offer this service.
“LP SmartSide is the fastest-growing brand of exterior siding in the United States,” said Mike Maddern, segment manager for LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, “and in order to keep evolving locally, regionally and nationally, it’s important that we build strong relationships with quality distributors like Cedar Siding. That’s why we’re thrilled at their decision to fully stock our lap siding in the entire LP color palette. This service offers their customers as well as ours a convenient one-stop shop for the SmartSide lap color they’re looking for with little to no wait time ever, which saves valuable time on the job.”
According to LP, the benefits of having the full color palette in stock include:
• Prompt availability for both the initial order and any additional product needed to finish a job;
• In-stock position allows for competition with similar in-stock color programs on other composite-based materials;
• Cedar Siding’s standard 15/25 limited warranty on the finish covers some or all of the labor costs for the first 15 years, with an overall 25-year warranty on the coating itself;
• Additionally, the primed siding and trim products come with a 5-year, 100% labor and replacement feature as part of the 50-year prorated limited warranty.
Report spells out fire-protection compliance
APA – The Engineered Wood Association has released APA System Report SR-405: Fire Protection of Floors Constructed with Prefabricated Wood I-Joists for Compliance with the 2012 International Residential Code. The report provides several practical systems for design and construction of fire-resistant floor assemblies built with wood I-joists that satisfy the requirements of 2012 IRC Section R501.3.
[The free report is available here.]
APA System Report SR-405 offers four options for fire protection of floors constructed with prefabricated wood I-joists.
“The options are effective, uncomplicated to implement, and use cost-effective materials,” said Dr. Borjen Yeh, P.E., technical services director for APA. “SR-405 provides easy-to-apply solutions for code compliance, while affording additional fire protection to occupants and firefighters, as required by some local jurisdictions in this country.”
Dr. Yeh added that the report was developed to inform interested parties of the multiple options for fire resistant I-joist floor systems where the 2012 IRC Section R501.3 is mandated by the local jurisdiction.
“System Report SR-405 can be used by the authority having jurisdiction, designers, specifiers, and builders, in the design, construction, and approval of wood I-joist fire-protective floor systems that are compliant with Section R501.3 requirements,” he explained. APA System Report SR-405 was developed on the basis of the results of fire tests that met the stringent criteria established by the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Acceptance Criteria for Prefabricated Wood I-Joists, AC14.
Parr Lumber opens Design Center
Aloha, Oregon is the site of Parr Lumber Company’s new design center, serving up ideas through kitchen vignettes, appliance options and cabinet styles, among other things.
Hillsboro, Oregon-based Parr Lumber Company will hold a Grand Opening Event for the new Parr Design Center Showroom Aug. 16.
The new 8,500-sq-ft showroom offers a stylish and comfortable environment where customers can compare and visualize the products they want to put in their homes.
“It has always been about the customers’ buyin experience,” said Nancy Cranston, Parr Lumber’s marketing manager. “Contractors and homeowners want a place where they can see the most innovative products, ask questions, get inspired, and not feel rushed or pressured.”
The heart of the showroom boasts eight fully assembled kitchen vignettes. Cabinet styles range from the competitively priced Kemper and Aristokraft to the ultra-custom Dynasty Series from Omega. The cabinets are complimented by granite, and Cambria Quartz countertops, stainless steel Frigidaire and Electrolux appliances.
The showroom and attached 20,000 sq.-ft. warehouse keeps more than 1,000 cabinets in stock.
The company says another key advantage of the showroom is having major product lines such as cabinets, countertops, appliances, sinks, hardware, and millwork right next to interior and exterior door displays and window displays.
“Seeing these products displayed together helps the customer pick complimentary products and accurately envision how they will all look together in the home,” said Angela Zagorsky, Parr Lumber’s window and door sales manager. “It is inspirational for customers. They can walk straight from the kitchen section to the window and door section where they can look at products from 10 different door manufacturers and 6 different window manufacturers. We are providing an enjoyable showroom experience that helps our customers feel confident in their design choices.”