Supply houses are reporting that orders placed today will not be fulfilled until the fourth quarter of 2022. What does this mean for commercial business owners? Plans to roof your building in 2022 may be derailed and significantly delayed.

While we’re all adjusting to a new normal, the supply chain hasn’t caught up. Lack of materials on a global scale has created a massive disruption in the way contractors, manufacturers and distributors do business. To make matters worse, pricing has risen more in the last year than in the previous ten, putting immense pressure on previously established budgets and causing companies to rethink scopes of work and capital expenditure plans.  

So, what are we going to do about it?  

Industry-wide, there is a new focus on communication and resourcefulness. This means placing an emphasis on understanding client needs. We begin by asking our clients why a re-roof is a priority for them at this time. Then, we explore your roof’s issues and determine how we can mobilize on your re-roof project. 

Here are some things to consider regarding your re-roof project: 

  1. What is the actual roof life of your building? We recommend a professional roof assessment prior to contracting a re-roof. 
  2. If it has been recently assessed, do you have a repair plan to extend the life of your roof until materials arrive for a replacement? Remember that there are severe shipping delays.
  3. Are you prepared for material delays and price increases? The quote/proposal that we submit initially will change depending on when materials ship. Pricing quotes from distributors last less than a week, so be sure to budget for contingencies.  
  4. Are you aligned with your contractor on expectations and execution? Establish a method of communication with your contractor. 

At the end of the day, communication, trust and transparency will enable us to power through the industry’s current challenges. With planning and patience, a seamless re-roof project with C.L. Burks Construction is possible. 

Contact us today for more information!