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Commercial Roofing Costs to Rise in 2021

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Major roof material suppliers have already warned their regular customers that they should expect to see commercial roofing costs price increases on short and medium-term, due to inventory shortages triggered by the early COVID-19 lockdowns and the increased demand for new commercial and residential construction.

All manufacturers forecast price increases, first for New Construction/Multifamily/Commercial projects, and then for Residential/Re-roof projects.

As a matter of fact, projections for the whole year are rather grim, with manufacturers expecting at least three gradual increases over the next 12 months or so.

Is there anything you can do to avoid such high roofing costs?

Commercial Roof Replacement CostsWaiting for the prices to return to normal isn’t an option right now. Historical data shows that very few price increases were followed by subsequent decreases. There’s no reason for you to expect things to change in the near future.

While we can’t speak for all sectors and industries out there, we know for sure that we’ve witnessed a price increase of most roofing materials. If we take a look back in time since 2013, we can see no signs that the roof replacement prices are ever going to go down once this mayhem is over.

What if I really need a new commercial roof right now?

If replacing your old roof can’t wait any longer, we strongly recommend that you do it sooner rather than later. Since all major manufacturers and retailers project higher prices for the months to come, there’s no point in delaying your purchase.

Even if the prices drop by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, we can safely assume they won’t drop below the current prices. This is why it makes no sense to wait, as you may never see such low prices to be worth the trouble of changing your renovation or construction plans.

Commercial Roof Replacement Companies With the Experience You Need

Here are a few things you can expect when planning for a new roofing project in the year to come, regardless of whether you are a homeowner in search for a new roof or a construction contractor working on a roofing project:

Delayed Deliveries

The average roofing supplier is expecting up to two months waiting time for the needed materials to be supplied. The only exception are companies that still have material stockpiles. These roofing contractors will be able to deliver within a much shorter time frame. Thankfully, Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors is keeping on top of the situation and getting materials for our projects in the fastest time possible.

Fewer Color Options

For residential roofs, blacks and weathered-woods are the most popular trends right now, so there’s no wonder manufacturers focus on these color options. If you’d like to be creative and pick an unusual color such as Pristine Green or Oyster White, you may have to change your mind about that, at least for the time being.

Higher Roof Material Prices

It comes without saying that a rise in the demand attracts supply shortages and price increases. The decision of manufacturers to raise their prices triggers a chain reaction, and therefore causes price increases at local suppliers and roofing contractors.

The bottom line: If you’ve been thinking about replacing or repairing your commercial roofing system, don’t delay. The expense will only be getting greater in the near future, so the time to act is now.

Armadillo Roofing & Exteriors (512) 333-7663, provides commercial roof repair, commercial roof installation and commercial roof replacement services to Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities and has been providing commercial roofing services to the area for over 17 years. When you make the decision to move forward with your commercial roofing needs, you won’t find a better more experienced Austin commercial roofer.

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