Since late 2003, pressure-treated wood that had been readily available with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is no longer for sale for residential use. The pressure treated lumber industry has been looking for ways to keep pressure treated lumber prices down while providing a product that has the same insect repellent capabilities.
Since pressure-treated wood is a popular building item because of its longevity over regular, kiln-dried wood, there have been many changes in the process of creating pressure-treated wood in the last few years. With escalating treated wood prices, manufacturers are looking for ways to keep their product affordable for their customers. This search includes ways to:
1. Make production of pressure-treated wood more cost-effective.
2. Increase the effectiveness of water and insect repellent injected into the density of pressure treated lumber that is more efficient.
3. Keep environmentally friendly treated lumber pricing comparable to standard treated wood price ranges.
Look at buyer's guides for pressure-treated wood to find the latest news and trendsThe newer buyer's guides feature wood that's treated with the newest chemical combinations. Follow the guides' recommendations to trace what's happening within the industry.
Get articles about pressure-treated woodYou can also trace pressure-treated wood news and trends by reading articles on the subject. Not only do these articles discuss prices for pressure treated wood, you can find valuable information about which type of pressure-treated lumber to use for any given project. Many of the articles also offer ways to make your projects with pressure-treated wood more environmentally friendly.
Read blogs about pressure-treated woodYou can find ways to use pressure treated lumber, as well as discussion of the uses of wood based on its density, on blogs devoted to woods and woodworking. You can also find entries that discuss the merits of one type of pressure treated lumber over another based on pressure treated wood prices.
- If you are following pressure-treated wood news and trends in preparation for a building project, be sure you know what the building codes for pressure-treated wood are in your locality.