Kefauver Lumber – Building Materials

Artificial or natural, building materials are any type of resource that is used for a construction purpose. To define the use of building materials, they are normally divided into particular trades such as carpentry, insulation, plumbing, and roofing.

When used for construction purposes, building materials are categorized by either natural or synthetic. Building materials that are natural are slightly processed or not processed at all. Lumber and glass are examples of natural building materials. Made in industrial settings, synthetic materials differ in that they are very much manipulated. Plastics and petroleum based paints are examples of synthetic building materials.

Going to a lumberyard to pick out a piece of wood probably seems like a simple task, right? Turns out it is more complex than that. There are so many choices available these days and the success of a project that involves lumber really depends on the choices you make. Whatever the project may be, you will want to be sure you select the appropriate type of wood; otherwise, the results may be unsuccessful.

There are two types of lumber; softwood and hardwood. Softwood lumber derives from trees such as pine, fir, spruce, and cedar. Its name is fitting as this type of lumber is very easily dented, and absorbs and loses moisture very quickly. You will want to be sure the wood’s stability is maintained to last by pressure treating it. Pricewise, softwood lumber is cheaper because of how much faster it grows than hardwoods.

Hardwood lumber originates from deciduous trees, such as oak, maple, walnut, hickory, and mahogany. Since this lumber is more expensive than the softwood type, you will need to visit the lumberyard if you plan to purchase.

From framing lumber to finishing wood products, our lumberyard has an extensive selection of in-demand wood.

Lumber Selection:

  • Yellow Pine
  • Fir Plywood
  • Birch, Cherry, and Red Oak
  • Treated Wood: Southern Yellow Pine, Western Red Cedar

Masonry is the art, science and industry of building with stone. Masonry has crafted some of the most renowned structures we know such as the Pyramids, the Parthenon, the Great Wall of China, and the White House. Common masonry materials include brick, stucco, stone, and concrete.

From home improvement to commercial construction, our masonry materials will help you successfully complete all projects.

Masonry Selection:

  • Concrete Block
  • Quality Bricks
  • Cement and Mortar Supplies
  • Various Bulk Items: Gravel, Stone, Mason Sand
  • Sakrete Products
  • Veneer Stone

Any project you plan to take on needs the appropriate materials to be complete. When you think about what your project needs, you want to ensure the end result looks great and will be long lasting. Before deciding on the building materials you plan to use, you should consider a few factors that will help with your decision:

  • The purpose of the space – think about the use of the space. Smaller spaces will require different materials than larger spaces. Choose building materials that will make the space comfortable for all.
  • The use of light – choose building materials that will allow you to control the amount of light in any type of space. Spaces with many windows will benefit from having other materials that spaces with no windows may not have. For example, a space with many windows should also have privacy. A half wall will provide privacy while also allowing light to fill the area.
  • The style of the space – traditional, modern, contemporary… there are many styles that you can achieve through various building materials and supplies. Choose your style to use as a guideline when selecting materials.

Our building materials store is loaded with various building supplies for residential and commercial projects.

Building Supplies:

  • Residential and Commercial Doors & Windows
  • Clear & Primed Molding
  • Trim Prime Boards
  • FIR Ceiling Products
  • Porch Flooring
  • Dry Wall
  • Insulation
  • Steel Beam

With all of these choices, how do you know what the right building material is for your project? You will find the answer when you decide what you want to pay and what will best suit your project. Cost is a relative term. Typically, the less expensive something is, the shorter its lifespan is. If you are not on a tight budget, spending the extra money will save you money in the end, as you will not have to replace more costly materials as soon as you would the less expensive ones.

For brands you know and trust, you can count on Kefauver Lumber to supply exceptional building materials and supplies for your home improvement tasks or commercial construction. If you have any questions or are not finding what you need on our website, give us a call. We may not always have all of our in stock building materials listed on our website.