How Does OSB Compare to Plywood

With lumber supplies high and prices falling, lumber manufacturers are looking at decreasing production. All of this will help bring lumber prices more in line with the prices of oriented strand board (OSB). Since both of these materials can be used for a wide range of construction projects, pricing is now less of a consideration. …

Wholesale Lumber vs Retail

How is Wholesale Lumber Different from Retail Bought Lumber

The success of your construction project will depend on several factors, first and foremost being the materials you buy. If you are building any kind of a substantial structure, lumber will likely be the most important material on your shopping list. When it comes time to hunt down your lumber and make a purchase, you …

Current US Plywood Market

The Current U.S. Plywood Market in 2021

Current Market Size | Demands | Housing Boom | Delayed Response Market Outlook | Supply and Demand | How Silvaris Helps Plywood and lumber prices overall experienced an extreme spike in the early part of 2021, peaking in early May and dropping quickly to levels approaching but not yet matching pre-pandemic prices in July. Though …

Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Ways to Offset Increasing OSB Prices

Oriented Strand Board (OSB) is a sheathing material used by contractors, architects, and builders in both residential and commercial construction. The material has a wide range of uses, including roofing, sub roofing, floor underlayment, wall sheathing, I-joist, among many other services. OSB has commonly been used as a sheathing material because of its benefits and …

The Current State of OSB Market 2021

The Current State of the OSB Market in 2021

Current Market Size | Sustainability | Market Growth | US Dominance Growth Inhibitors | Market Challenges | How Silvaris Helps During the first six months of 2021, manufacturers of plywood and OSB saw a huge price surge. Summertime new home construction reached its highest levels in over a decade, leading homebuilders to make large purchases …

Difference Pole Building Stick Frame

The Difference Between a Pole Building vs. Stick Frame

There are many modern practices for constructing a new home or structure. Depending on the type of structure you are making, there is an ideal build style that will create a sturdy framework in an economic manner. The two main framing styles used today are stick framing and pole framing. Each one boasts different advantages …

How is Marine Plywood Different

How is Marine Plywood Different?

There are many unique types of plywood in the market today. Besides standard plywood, there is a particular type called marine plywood. As the name suggests, this grade of plywood is made to handle applications where it may be exposed to moisture or submerged in water. Discovered in the 1930s, marine plywood was first invented …

rough cut vs dimensional lumber

Rough Cut Lumber vs. Dimensional Lumber

There are two kinds of lumber you can use for your next project. Those kinds include rough-cut lumber and dimensional lumber. Your local home improvement store will largely carry dimensional, finished lumber in their inventory, but not rough cut. Rough-sawn lumber is carried more frequently at a lumber yard or a local sawmill. So, what …

How to cut composite decking

How To Cut Composite Decking

Composite decking is an advancement made in the lumber industry back in the 1980s. The alternative to traditional wood decking is made of plastic and wood shavings, which are formed into dimensional boards by either compression molding or co-extrusion. These boards are largely used for decking today despite their higher price due to the savings …

Most Popular Decking Material

The 5 Most Popular Decking Materials

With the summer season in full flight, you and your family might want to start spending more time outdoors. If by chance your patio deck needs work or doesn’t yet exist, this might be the perfect time to put getting your patio deck up to speed on your to-do list as a summer project. Before …