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May Lumber Market Report
Green framing lumber prices have wavered over the last few weeks. With the Northeast weather drying out, the market should start to rebound. Western plywood market prices have firmed and shipments are out about 3 weeks. OSB prices are moving upwards, with mill shipments out 3-4 weeks.
May Store Special
10% Off 2x6 Con Heart Redwood Decking!
Take 10% off select lengths of 2x6 con heart redwood decking.
8-foot, 10-foot, 14-foot, and 18-foot lengths only.
Sale price only valid May 1st, 2014 - May 31st, 2014.
Highly efficient 'passive homes' gain ground in United States
By Joann Loviglio (The Associated Press )
After decades of near silence, a passive voice is making itself heard in American architecture.
So-called passive houses, which have been around in Europe but never really caught on in the United States, are basically built around the idea of making houses airtight, super-insulated and energy efficient.
The goal: a house that creates nearly as much energy as it consumes. Think of being able to keep your house warm without a traditional big furnace, or cool with no air conditioning unit. Read more...