Anderson Eco-Friendly Post

Wood is a fantastic material to use in all of your home improvement endeavors. Not only does it possess a beautiful and timeless look, but it can also be durable, environmentally friendly, and more cost effective in the long run. Anderson Lumber of St. Petersburg, Florida has one of the largest selections of wood around. Their goal is to provide quality materials with great customer service, and even better prices.

Using wood is much more environmentally friendly than many may think. It has great insulating properties. In fact, inch for inch, it insulates significantly better than concrete, steel, or even aluminum. Wood reduces energy waste along with the accompanying costs.


The manufacturing of wood is also the most efficient when compared to other building materials. It actually costs very little energy to produce. Wood comprises 47% of industrial raw materials manufactured in the U.S., but it only uses a mere 4% of the energy needed to manufacture these materials.



Another reason why wood is so environmentally friendly is simply because of how durable it is. There are wood structures around the world that have lasted thousands of years when taken care of. This long-lasting durability translates into sustainability and energy savings. There are very few materials that can withstand the test of time!

Anderson Lumber has been around for over 100 years. Their highly professional craftsmen have many years of experience. This family owned and operated business is ready to help you tackle an eco-friendly home improvement.

Custom Wood Siding Blog

Improve The Look and Feel of Your Home With Quality Wood Siding

There are a variety of ways to improve the value of your home. If you decide to take the leap into home improvement, adding a beautiful wood siding to your home may just be the renovation for you. A new custom wood siding is a great way to update the exterior of your home while adding a stylish durability.

Anderson Lumber of St. Petersburg boasts one of the largest wood selections in the Bay Area. They offer everything from aromatic cedar and cherry, to various oaks, balsa, and much more. They’re proud to help you re-side your home with their custom mill work and affordable prices.

Custom Wood Siding

Wood siding on a home possesses a natural charm that’s hard to beat. It has a warm and cozy feel. Even better than that – it’s durable. Wood siding can last generations when properly maintained. Choose higher grade woods that are free of knots if you plan to use a clear sealer or a semi-transparent stain. Choose less expensive wood for use with paint or opaque stains. Maintain the siding by reapplying clear finishes every two years, semi-transparent stains every three years, or paint every five years.

Considering wood siding for your home is also a more environmentally friendly option than others such as vinyl or cement. It is highly sustainable and breaks down easily in landfills. There are fewer CO2 emissions created when producing wood.

A wood siding for your home is both beautiful and durable. Anderson Lumber couples that timeless beauty with great prices. They have over 100 years of experience under their belts to help you find exactly what you need.


By Katherine Sinner

Custom Millwork

How to Choose Custom Millwork for Your Home

Custom millwork is the silent partner of the practical and impressive home. Everyone has to consider how to design or upgrade their home and custom millwork can make the difference. A few millwork installations in your kitchen, windows, or living room can catch the eye, while keeping cost and maintenance down.

That’s why, when you want to take the step to improve your home, you want to reach out to a local company that you can trust. That’s why Anderson Lumber Company’s mission is to provide the greatest experience selection, service and quality custom woodwork in St. Petersburg.

Spruce up your home

Simple updates can make the difference. The quick addition of some professionally crafted custom baseboards or hand crafted wood window frames can contribute beautifully to your home. There are endless opportunities. Whether you want to improve a specific room, or just add a small touch of beauty to your home.

Custom millwork can also increase the value of your home. A budget conscious woodworking project with interior or exterior improvements can greatly improve the value of your home investment.

Protect your investment

Florida is an especially humid environment. Everyone wants to make the right decision on how to invest in their home. It’s important to choose the right type of lumber, which is easy to maintain, looks great, while providing immediate and future value to your home.

The weather in Florida can be harsh. Custom millwork can also be used to preserve and repair pre-exiting architecture, window frames and wood doors. Tampa Bay has some amazing historical houses. It’s important to preserve them!

About Anderson Lumber Company

Anderson Lumber Company is a full architectural millwork firm with retail lumber sections, open to contractors and homeowners alike. Located in St. Petersburg, Florida it is locally owned with over 50 years of industry knowledge in lumber and artisanship. We can help you discover your dream home. For more information contact us at (727) 321-3111 or