Building Materials

Try These Strategies to Build With Less Lumber

As lumber continues to increase in price, builders have been looking toward alternative materials and methods for construction.

Building Materials

Lumber Prices Spike 29% in September, Highest Monthly Gain on Record

Last month, prices paid for goods used in residential construction increased by 1.8%.

Building Materials

Vinyl, Stucco Were Used Most on New Construction in 2019

The Census Bureau's Survey of Construction found that vinyl and stucco were the most popular principal exterior wall material used in new homes las

Codes + Standards

How Excessive Design Standards Hurt Affordability

Stringent residential design standards imposed by local governments are affecting housing costs; the impact of new residential construction on the broader economy (chart)

Building Materials

What’s Behind the Softwood Lumber Price Spike?

Import tariffs and mills trying to play catch-up with demand has sent lumber prices soaring

NAHB Talks Lumber Concerns with Commerce Secretary

Late last week, the National Association of Home Builders met virtually with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss rising lumber prices.

Is the Housing Market Running Out of Fuel?

Builders cannot keep up with demand due to material and labor shortages, but that is not stopping buyers.

Windows + Doors

13 Standouts in New Window and Door Products

From new styles in steel garage doors to all-black window and door frames to meet trending consumer demand, these 13 products offer a range of attractive solutions for windows and doors

More Home Builders Favor Off-Site Construction Due to Pandemic

Although building systems claim to have a plethora of benefits, such as decreased time and labor, home builders are mainly reluctant to use them.

Continent's Largest Lumber Producer Cuts Back Due to Wildfires

The continent’s largest lumber producer, Weyerhaeuser Co., announced that the wildfires reached four of its facilities in Oregon this week.

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