The National Association of Home Builders announced that there is a material shortage for many types of home-improvement products. While this especially applies to lumber, there is also a shortage of materials for vinyl siding, doors and replacement windows.
In the chart below, provided by NAHB, you can see what percentage of materials are facing shortage issues. Products provided by Wilson’s Home Improvement are included on this list.
Why is there a materials shortage?
The pandemic = distribution disruption, supply problems and much more. Covid-19 is primarily the reason behind the building materials shortage. A large reason for this is the social distancing requirements and limited manpower for material production. These limitations aren’t only happening for US-based materials, but everywhere in the world. Material delays and limited manpower means a decrease in production. In addition to that, distribution within the United States has also encountered challenges from the pandemic due to a shortage of drivers.
As production and distribution decreased, demand for home improvement products began to increase during the pandemic. As people spend more time at home, they are looking to upgrade and improve their homes. They are choosing to make upgrades with a high ROI such as windows and vinyl siding. Energy efficient window and door upgrades can lower your energy bills as drafty windows and doors account for 21% of air leakage in your home! As a result, our products provide some of the highest returns for the money that you will find in home improvement.
If you are planning to upgrade with new vinyl siding or replacement windows in Arkansas, not all hope is lost.
Don’t Delay Your Upgrade
If the shortage has you thinking that you need to wait to get an appointment, the truth is that it’s time to take action now. COVID-19 proves that we are living in a world of uncertainty. Placing your order for materials puts you in the queue now. First come, first served. Because of the shortages, material costs are on the rise. If you act now, you can still get your Wilson’s Home Improvement projects at a possible lower cost.
Although Wilson’s Home Improvement can’t control or speed up material production or distribution, we are doing what we can to help. At Wilson’s Home Improvement, our estimates are free. Some home improvement companies have started charging for estimates due to the rising gas prices, but at Wilson's our estimates have been and will continue to be free. Wilson's will lock in the price of your free quote for 30 days! This means that any price increases that occur within 30 days of your quote will not be applied. Best of all, our 30-day price quote applies to all products: replacement windows, vinyl siding & entry doors.
Everyone at Wilson's Home Improvement is still staying focused on providing the best customer service in the industry. Because of all of the things we mentioned above, we ask that you please be very open and understanding to the timeline you’re presented with. We are attempting to be realistic with how long it will take for us to get your siding or custom windows in, and get them scheduled for installation in your home.
We are grateful to our customers for their patience and understanding. We are in this together.
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