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Why Now Is the Time to Lock in Pricing for Your 2022 Roofing Project

Jan 4, 2022

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Looking for roof replacement companies “near me”? Make sure you lock in your project pricing early!

The roofing industry has been greatly affected by the pandemic and other major events that have impacted the supply chain. This has made roof replacements much more difficult to complete in a timely manner, putting more importance on timely roof repairs. However, in the event that you are looking for roof replacement companies “near me,” it’s important to bear in mind that time is of the essence!

Due to the difficulties in completing roof replacement projects, many roofers have been forced to consider raising their prices as the calendar rolls over to 2022. Here at Dolan Roofing, our pricing will change at the end of January—but customers still have time to lock in their pricing by scheduling projects beforehand. Here’s what you should know about the state of roofing as the new year begins.

Supply chain shortages are still impacting the industry

Back in November, we wrote about the importance of commercial roof repairs amid ongoing supply chain shortages in the industry. This is because commercial roof replacements (and some residential replacements) were being made more complicated by shortages of certain critical materials.

Unfortunately, not much has improved on this front. Plant closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns set many roofing manufacturers well behind schedule. In addition, the past couple of hurricane seasons brought major storms through Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, where many manufacturers are located. Manufacturers have been left in “catchup” mode ever since, and it’s unclear when these circumstances will improve.

How have shortages affected the roofing industry?

Shortages of key materials have resulted in delays and greatly increased prices when sourcing certain roofing products. The commercial roofing industry has been particularly affected by this, with some materials unavailable for as long as 16 weeks. Expedited materials can be made available, but these come at a much higher cost. This set of circumstances has made prompt roof repairs and effective maintenance even more important than ever.

The cost of many roofing projects will increase in 2022

The result of all these issues has been an industry-wide increase in the price of many roofing services, and particularly roof replacements. Repairs are an effective way to avoid a replacement, but some roof replacements are simply necessary. As the cost of needed materials continues to increase, roofing companies have already begun increasing their rates, with further increases expected in 2022 as supply chain issues persist.

Finding companies “near me” to complete a roof replacement may help to reduce the cost. Indeed, it’s always a good idea to narrow your search to local roofing companies for any project. Even so, every roofer is still pulling from the same limited supply of roofing materials, leading to increased prices for not just roof replacements, but many repair jobs as well.

Don’t Wait! Schedule Your Roofing Project Today

At Dolan Roofing & Construction, we’ve been working hard to provide reliable roofing solutions for both residential and commercial customers, even amid these shortages. Roof replacements should typically be a last resort, especially given the circumstances. Unfortunately, every roof will need to be replaced eventually, and even the price of materials for roof repairs has increased substantially over the past couple of years. 

If your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan or in need of repairs, it may be tempting to put off starting your roofing project and try to wait out the market. This is not advisable, however, as you run the risk of major roofing problems—or even a complete failure.

Here at Dolan Roofing, we’re giving our customers the chance to lock in their roofing project at our current prices before increases arrive at the end of January. We hope this will encourage customers not to delay necessary roofing projects and therefore avoid major roofing complications. Contact us today to get started!