Owner-builders Thomas and Joanie L. featured in our Ten Commandments How To DVD Series, DVD Number Three (See our Bookstore
), reported: “Yesterday talked to Mr. Wallace. He does framing. He told me that lumber is going up 25% today. I had a bid for lumber good until last night, which I had well shopped. I called and they let me lock it in.”
Since prices fluctuate through the year on common building materials, it’s smart to take advantage on both sides of the cycle. Buy when it goes down, and lock in if it’s going up.
O-B Lynn H. of Tremonton Utah said: “Bought cement by self, bought lumber in advance, before price went up, and they held it for me, hired a contractor to basically build it. I hired the subs, and he did the framing.”