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Parr Lumber adds Portland showroom

BY Brae Canlen

Parr Lumber will open its latest window and door showroom on Oct. 8 in Portland, Ore. Called Aloha Window and Door, the 2,900-sq.-ft. design center will feature each of the three top window types, vinyl, fiberglass and wood. The vinyl windows feature Jeld-Wen, Milgard, Cascade and Ply-Gem. Fiberglass windows include Marvin Integrity and Milgard and the wood windows include Jeld-Wen, Marvin and Andersen.

The door selection includes a fiberglass door made in the USA. by Therma-Tru and a door line manufactured locally in Washington State by Simpson.

Headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., Parr Lumber operates 38 facilities in Oregon, Washington and Arizona, including pro/retail building material yards, contractor focused facilities and cabinet design centers.

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Kleer Lumber receives green certification

BY Brae Canlen

Kleer Lumber, a maker of cellular PVC trim products for residential construction, is now eligible to receive points under the National Green Building Standard Certification system administered by the NAHB Research Center.

The products qualify under “Termite-resistant materials are used in portions of the building” and “Building materials/assemblies do not require additional site applied material for finishing.” Kleer’s trimboard is manufactured from cellular PVC to look and feel like painted wood but is highly resistant to termites; therefore, it can be installed in direct contact with the ground, according to the manufacturer.

Headquartered in Westfield, Mass., Kleer’s flagship product, Kleer’s trimboard, features pre-consumer recycled content certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). Kleer Lumber also offers PVC decking, moldings, sheets and accessories, including adhesives and fasteners.

 

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Foam-N-Fill receives ICC evaluation

BY Ken Clark

FireBlock Foam-N-Fill from Tulsa, Okla.-based Red Devil has received an evaluation report (ESR#3402) from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), providing evidence that the polyurethane foam meets code requirements. 

"Red Devil can now reference the evaluation report to ensure building officials and the building industry that the product meets I-Code requirements," said Mark Johnson, president of ICC-ES. "Building departments have a long history of using evaluation reports, and ICC-ES operates as a technical resource for the building department. Final approval of building products is always in the hands of the local regulatory agency."

Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, designers and others utilize ICC-ES Evaluation Reports to provide a basis for using or approving fireblocking sealants in construction projects. 

FireBlock Foam-N-Fill expands to fully take on the shape of annular cracks and voids where wood has been penetrated by construction plates, pipes and conduits. It has a Flamespread index of less than 25 and has been tested to establish that it maintains the integrity of fireblocking when wood is penetrated.

"With an ICC code report readily available for our professional construction customers, they can quickly and easily decide if Fireblock Foam is a good fit for their project," said Jason Ringling, director of marketing, Red Devil.

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