What to Expect in OSB

Demand for U.S. housing is trending steadily upward. One reason for this is shifting demographics. Certain key markets are experiencing a significant influx of new residents, creating immediate demand for housing and opportunities for OSB manufacturers to fine-tune their product mix and market positioning.

Roseburg Develops 7 EPD’s

Roseburg Forest Products, Springfield, Or., recently published its first verified Environmental Product Declarations, providing standardized and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company’s wood products.

New OSB Technologies Offer Solutions to Old Problems

If you’re still categorizing OSB as a commodity or treating it as an afterthought, it’s time to rethink your approach. Thanks to advances in manufacturing, OSB has evolved into a category where dealers can sell panels based on builders’ specific needs, from budget to functionality to labor concerns. Options abound, with some premium panels offering performance like never before.

The High Cost of Low Grade Lumber

One buyer reported that in late spring he visited a massive sawmill in Georgia. The facility was running at maximum capacity, while telling all callers they’d love to sell them lumber, but didn’t have a stick to spare.

Deck Specialist Magazine

Builders and contractors specializing in decks and outdoor living projects now have a new resource to turn to for ideas and strategies for their business.

Bringing the Indoors Out with Southern Cypress

Decks, patios and porches have long been popular for relaxing and entertaining guests, but today’s homeowners are increasingly requesting spaces that are even more functional—outdoor rooms. To meet these needs, design professionals and builders are relying on products, such as cypress, that offer good looks, durable performance, and versatility for indoor and outdoor use.

Marketing Tips for Retailing Lumber

As the trend in showrooms become an obvious necessity, often we see retailers forget to promote one of their most profitable stock items, treated lumber.

D-Blaze Certified for 2-Hour Wall Assembly

Design No. V335, available at UL’s Online Certifications Directory, will allow architects and specifiers to design FRTW walls with brick, stucco, fiber cement, and other approved UL exterior facings.

West Fraser’s moisture resistant MDF EcoPlus MR50

The product is composed of 100% western white softwoods