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March 2013

Rising Prices Continue

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John-Colley-Final-1024x1024Herk’s last newsletter was titled “Higher and Higher.” I was hoping when I was given the opportunity to give a ‘Market Update’ I would be able to write about something other than rising lumber prices. Unfortunately, looking at this month’s trading… rising prices appear to be the same old story.

This year’s building season has come upon us fast and we haven’t seen a dip in the market like we typically do in the spring. This again is nothing more than a supply and demand issue. The railway is running at capacity due to a lack in production of new rail cars and many lumberyards have been buying month to month. Longer lead times and the building season around the corner results with suppliers who simply can’t wait for a dip in pricing and are starting to order now. Most mills are also sitting comfortably with order files out 2-3 weeks. All this places the mills “in the driver’s seat.” There really doesn’t appear to be any relief in pricing and there won’t be until we stop buying or more mills start appearing.

That being said, most of the experts are predicting there won’t be much of a pull back until after the spring rush. We can pretty much expect pricing to slowly climb through spring as dealers look to cover inventories through the start of the building season. If there are any pullbacks it does not appear that they will be very substantial. I would recommend writing your contracts with clear verbiage regarding start dates and expectations of holding pricing as the market continues to climb.

Have a great spring! We are looking forward to serving you this summer.

E-Series from Andersen Windows

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Color-OptionsFormerly known as the Eagle Series Andersen Window’s E-Series combines functionality with design flexibility.  With E-Series windows and doors, you have the freedom to choose 50 exterior colors, or you can specify a custom color.  You can also combine up to four colors for added curb appeal.  Or choose from one of seven anodized finishes.  Andersen®  the brand professionals choose for innovation and quality.

From now until April 12, 2013 you can receive a $200.00 grocery gift card with the purchase of four E-Series windows from Zeeland Lumber & Supply.  Call 888-772-2119 to schedule a consultation or visit our Exterior-Colorcontact page to send an email.

Zeeland Lumber and Supply Links – February 2013

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It has been a busy start to 2013!  Home sales have risen nationally and the West Michigan market continues to build momentum as we look to the end of the first quarter.  We’ve been posted several
links this month and we have compiled them below just in case you missed one.In-case-you-missed-it-161x300