How The Treated Lumber Shortage Is Affecting The Area

It seems everyone wants a deck these days but building them is becoming a real challenge for Couto Construction and other home improvement contractors. Pressure-treated lumber is at a premium, selling out almost immediately. Couto Construction is doing its best to service customers, but the shortage of decking materials is finally affecting production. It’s unclear when the shortage will end. “If we get any pressure-treated lumber in, it’s gone within 24 hours,” Fairhaven Lumber’s John Kalife told The Standard-Times. When Boston construction shut down in March due to COVID-19, those who supply construction slowed production so as to not get [...]