Lumber prices have started to come down from historically high levels, but some experts don't expect them to return to normal anytime soon.
Q: Tim, my neighbor discovered that many of his outdoor deck floor joists are rotting. The rot is along the top where the decking attaches to them. It’s treated lumber rated for outdoor exposure. How can this be possible? I thought treated lumber was rot-proof and would last for a lifetime. What’s going on and are there ways to prevent treated lumber from rotting in the event something’s wrong? —Andy D., Lexington, Ky.
Since early April, the price of lumber in North America has more than doubled.
Ted Cincotti tries to manage customers' expectations as soon as they walk through the door at Kickstand Culture, a bicycle shop in East Aurora.