Why are lumber prices so high?
Simply put, supply and demand. The USA has a lumber shortage due to the effects of COVID-19 on our and our supplier’s economies. Most of our lumber comes from sawmills up in Canada. When covid came and the world had to stop we all knew that there would be an impact. Within the USA, we had a higher demand for housing from 2020-2022. So, wood prices drove up because Canadian sawmills weren’t producing as much lumber as necessary. Our supply went down, our demand went up, so the price went up with it, requesting a higher price for the same amount and quality.