Updated: Jun 26
Prices of lumber are at an all time high. There's been much speculation as to why, but ultimately (as is so often the case) it's the consumer that is (literally) paying the price.
What's even more of a sting is the fact that the quality of lumber is becoming poorer and poorer. The ultimate result is high new build property prices for homes that just don't last.
We think it's important that consumers learn about the materials their homes are made with. Not that we all need to be experts, but taking an interest in your most expensive asset is at least pretty prudent. And in today's consumer-based society it's also helpful to understand the impact your home is having on the environment.
The Old Coastguard building in Charleston, SC. They had installed 'replacement' wood windows that all had to be re-built after they rotted out due to poor materials.
It's funny here at Wood Window Makeover. We really don't shout about the environment much in the work we do. Other than the occasional words of reassurance to our customers that our windows can be as energy efficient as replacement insulated glass windows, we just do the work we love regardless.
But here's the thing. Properly restoring something is almost always the better choice for the environment. And in the long run for your pocket.