COVID-19 Challenges to the Roofing Industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has left the construction industry with an unprecedented set of unique challenges. Ongoing supply chain disruptions, shipment delays for building material, a changing labor market, and an increase in demand for building material are just some of the factors at play.
All of this has resulted in two big changes that customers face across the entire construction industry: Higher prices for building material and increased lead times.
According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, construction material prices are 23.1% higher than where they were a year ago. This has been coupled with construction contractors being unable to complete construction projects in a timely manner, which is caused by numerous factors including a shortage of skilled workers, shutdowns of supply routes and other supply chain disruptions, and an increase in demand for construction material in both the residential and commercial sectors.
How Superior Services has responded
Superior Services Inc. is not immune to these unique challenges. However, our years of experience enabled us to anticipate many of these disruptions and position ourselves in an advantageous way to handle the current and future challenges to the construction industry.
These are the ways that Superior Services is prepared to help you despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Superior Services has material on hand that enables us to complete most customer roofing projects despite delays in shipping for roofing materials.
- A roof replacement is not always in the best interest of our customers. Our trained staff can assess the current condition of your roof and provide you with options for addressing. A roof replacement may be necessary in the long term, but there may be many years of life left in your current roof with the help of our repair and maintenance services.
- Superior Services has 46 years of experience as a Michigan roofing contractor and has weathered the storms of multiple recessions. We understand how supply and demand impacts our industry and we respond accordingly to ensure that our customers are getting exceptional service in a timely manner.
To learn how we can help your business with all commercial roofing needs, give us a call at (517) 321-8222 or schedule a service by using our Online Service Request form.