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Solving the Lumber Crisis

New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Although framing lumber prices have decreased in recent weeks since peaking in mid-May, the overall prices of wood products used in home building continue to soar. For example, the price of softwood plywood has increased by more than 200% and oriented strand board (OSB) prices have skyrocketed nearly 500% since April 2020.

Such price increases have added nearly $30,000 to the average price of a new single-family home, and nearly $10,000 to the average price of a new multifamily home.

NAHB, along with other industry stakeholders, recently participated in a virtual discussion with the White House regarding housing supply-chain challenges and possible solutions. NAHB stressed at this meeting that it is imperative lumber mill producers boost production to meet rising demand.

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Lawmakers Speak Out on Lumber

See how government officials are calling for action to address rising prices and limited supply.

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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Options for Industry Members

NAHB offers tools and resources to help you navigate the lumber price crisis.

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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Framing Lumber Prices

See an overview of weekly price changes in the framing lumber market.

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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Outreach to Lawmakers

See how NAHB is addressing concerns to the Biden administration and Congress.

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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Lumber Webinar Series

Watch recordings of NAHB webinars on how to adapt to volatile lumber prices.
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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Lumber Headlines

Read about NAHB's efforts through the local, national and international news media.

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New Videos from NAHB Highlight Keys to Disaster Preparedness

Share Your Experience

Tell NAHB how lumber prices and availability are affecting your business.

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