Why Manufacturing Delays Mean You Should Book Your Siding or Roofing Project Now

Over the past year, nearly every industry has been impacted by supply chain issues and manufacturing delays, with an average wait time of 85 days for most manufacturing plants. Many of our customers planning to replace their roofing or siding in the near future are wondering if it’s better just to wait until things calm down to plan their projects.

The short answer is no.

Keep reading to learn more about the delays and why it’s better to book your exterior remodeling project now.

THE ROOT CAUSES OF MANUFACTURING DELAYS

First things first, it helps to have an understanding of why exactly manufacturing delays are happening. The first reason is the lack of raw materials. Lumber, in particular, has been very difficult to source lately. This makes it harder for manufacturers to create the materials that we then buy for our customers.

Beyond that, demand for construction materials is higher than ever. Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people have been renovating their homes, which has created an even higher demand for materials.

Finally, transportation delays are also a reason for manufacturing issues. The trucking industry, in particular, is experiencing a labor shortage, so even when raw materials are sourced, it’s taking longer for them to get to manufacturers, who then have a hard time meeting customer demand.

RISKS OF PUTTING OFF YOUR PROJECT

Now, knowing more about some of the causes of manufacturing delays, what does that mean for your remodeling plans? Well, lead times are longer than ever. Generally speaking, if you were to book your roofing or siding project with our team today, you should expect to wait about 10-12 weeks for your project to actually begin.

There’s currently no expected timeline for these manufacturing delays to clear up, so if you put off your project until things get better, you might not get started until sometime in 2023 or later. Can your existing roof or siding hold up that long? Instead of putting off your project until more serious issues develop, it’s better to book it now, understanding that it will still take a few months for the project to start.

Another thing to consider is your budget. We’re all feeling the effects of inflation, as prices across the board are higher. This is especially true for building materials. And, since the demand for these materials is high, we anticipate that manufacturer prices will continue to increase in the coming months.

If you delay your project, you run the risk of paying more down the line. If the cost of your project is the biggest factor holding you back from booking it, you might not want to wait much longer.

HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMODELING

We know that manufacturing delays only add to the stress of remodeling your home. The Bak Brothers team is here to help make the whole process less overwhelming for you. From the first time we talk, you’ll notice that we’re open, honest, and transparent. We’ll always be looking out for you and we’ll be upfront about your project timeline and what kind of delays you might expect.

When you’re ready to replace your roofing or siding, we’re here for you. Contact us today to request a free quote for your project.

Over the past year, nearly every industry has been impacted by supply chain issues and manufacturing delays, with an average wait time of 85 days for most manufacturing plants. Many of our customers planning to replace their roofing or siding in the near future are wondering if it’s better just to wait until things calm down to plan their projects.

The short answer is no.

Keep reading to learn more about the delays and why it’s better to book your exterior remodeling project now.

THE ROOT CAUSES OF MANUFACTURING DELAYS

First things first, it helps to have an understanding of why exactly manufacturing delays are happening. The first reason is the lack of raw materials. Lumber, in particular, has been very difficult to source lately. This makes it harder for manufacturers to create the materials that we then buy for our customers.

Beyond that, demand for construction materials is higher than ever. Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people have been renovating their homes, which has created an even higher demand for materials.

Finally, transportation delays are also a reason for manufacturing issues. The trucking industry, in particular, is experiencing a labor shortage, so even when raw materials are sourced, it’s taking longer for them to get to manufacturers, who then have a hard time meeting customer demand.

RISKS OF PUTTING OFF YOUR PROJECT

Now, knowing more about some of the causes of manufacturing delays, what does that mean for your remodeling plans? Well, lead times are longer than ever. Generally speaking, if you were to book your roofing or siding project with our team today, you should expect to wait about 10-12 weeks for your project to actually begin.

There’s currently no expected timeline for these manufacturing delays to clear up, so if you put off your project until things get better, you might not get started until sometime in 2023 or later. Can your existing roof or siding hold up that long? Instead of putting off your project until more serious issues develop, it’s better to book it now, understanding that it will still take a few months for the project to start.

Another thing to consider is your budget. We’re all feeling the effects of inflation, as prices across the board are higher. This is especially true for building materials. And, since the demand for these materials is high, we anticipate that manufacturer prices will continue to increase in the coming months.

If you delay your project, you run the risk of paying more down the line. If the cost of your project is the biggest factor holding you back from booking it, you might not want to wait much longer.

HERE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMODELING

We know that manufacturing delays only add to the stress of remodeling your home. The Bak Brothers team is here to help make the whole process less overwhelming for you. From the first time we talk, you’ll notice that we’re open, honest, and transparent. We’ll always be looking out for you and we’ll be upfront about your project timeline and what kind of delays you might expect.

When you’re ready to replace your roofing or siding, we’re here for you. Contact us today to request a free quote for your project.

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