Originally Posted by cntrydude
2$ for a T post? I went to the farm store last weekend, 8' heavy T posts $3.50 ea! Price of steel is going sky high. 100' of 5' non climb fencing $133!
steel is expected to rise to nearly double the price it currently is , which is double what it was last year !,
if you know youre going to need posts or anything like that, invest in it now, once it goes up ( and its practically doubled already ) it wont come down much , steel has been priced artificially low for some time, the rebuilding efforts by the us army/ gov have made steel and OSB double already, last year at this time a sheet of osb was 12-13.00 , now its well over 20, call your local lumber yard !
when we first got wind of it , we bought pallets of nails and screws , for construction , and we have went through most of that, the last price we got was last week , and that was $452.66 more than the same size pallet was last spring
construction prices are rising exponentially !!!!
make sure if youre building , to take these rises into account !!!!
you builder ( if you have one) can lock in prices at the time you sign the contract with thier suppliers so you dont have any nasty"surprises" at the end of your construction loan!