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Building Materials

Seven Tactics for Managing Supply Chain Challenges

Deryl Patterson of Housing Design Matters shares seven tactics to minimize the stress of dealing with supply chain issues.

Housewrap

Surfactants and Their Impact on Building Wrap Performance

When choosing a building wrap, builders need to pay attention to the material’s  surfactant resistance capabilities. Not all wraps will provide the same surfactant protection—if any at all

Building Materials

Building Material Prices Dipped in August

August marked the first month of building materials price drops this year, decreasing 1%, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

Economics

Builders Struggle to Narrow the Housing Deficit

Builders simply can’t afford to produce more and cheaper houses

Building Materials

The Building Materials Posting the Highest Price Growth

The prices of goods used as inputs to residential construction increased 19% year-to-date according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor…

Building Materials

Fire Resistant Building Materials Becoming Popular in Wildfire Country

A fire-resistant house doesn't have to look like a bunker.

NAHB

Home Builders Feel the Squeeze of Record-High Lot Prices

NAHB Policy Brief | Home builders contend with climbing lot prices; building material prices for residential construction keep increasing

Building Materials

Toll Brothers CEO Expects Lumber Prices to Remain Low

Toll Brothers CEO Doug Yearley told CNBC this week that the effects of dropping lumber prices will be seen in the second half of next year. He…

Market Data + Trends

Home Builder Sentiment Drops to Lowest Level Since 2020

Home builder sentiment dropped to its lowest level since July 2020 amid continued labor and building material challenges. The National Association…

Building Materials

Lumber Executive Says Lower Prices Have Rekindled Building Interest

Kyle Little, COO of New York-based lumber distributor Sherwood Lumber, says current lumber prices have welcomed more construction projects,…

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