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Framing Package Price Index (January '18)

Created by Mentor Lumber & Supply, the Framing Package Price Index is a monthly publication to display the trends of the building materials market over the last 30 months.

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The Framing Price Index is established from a framing material list required to build a 2,965 sf., 2-story home with a basement foundation. Included in the package is: 2 x 10 floor joists, ¾” T&G OSB deck, 9’ 1st floor walls, 7/16" OSB wall sheathing, stick built roof, 7/16" OSB roof sheathing, pre-built box stairs. Sales tax is included in the index. 

This is an index ONLY, used to monitor the trends in framing costs. It is NOT intended to guarantee a price or quantity to build a home of this size. The design of the home, construction methods, and products used will all affect the actual cost of framing for a home of this size.

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Mentor Lumber & Supply Co. was very fortunate to have a chance to tell people what we do to WKYC Channel 3 Live on Lakeside.

"Renovations during the winter can be a little tough, so why not use the nice weather during the summer to do some home improvement. With the help of Tim and Anna from Mentor Lumber Supply your home will have the perfect makeover."

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