The room of a home is all that protects the structure, assets and family beneath it. Despite it’s durable nature and ability to withstand the elements season after season, no roof is impervious to damage, wear or the effects of aging.
CSS Roofing knows first hand the consequences of waiting to replace a failing roof. From extensive water damage, to mold, rot and even pest infestation, the aftermath can be both frustrating and costly.
But this year there is another ominous threat on the horizon for homeowners: the rising costs of building supplies.
The Looming Threat of Increased Roofing Supplies
This last year brought with it a myriad of challenges, from COVID to lost work and a ‘new way of life’ amid the global pandemic. With ‘other’ things on their mind, many homeowners postponed roof repairs, replacements and new installations.
Yet this move may have been a costly one that is projected to get worse. Across the United States, building material has experienced a price surge of unprecedented proportions, with costs rising as much as 15-120%. Softwood prices, for example, were up nearly 112% year over year as of February 2021, jumping another 10%+ by March.
With no signs of slowing down, CSS Roofing warns that waiting to replace a roof could end up costing homeowners thousands more in raw material costs.
What’s Driving Up Costs?
This historic, daresay meteoric rise in the cost of building materials has been driven by several factors impacting both the supply and demand side, creating a 1-2 knockout punch.
Factors Driving Costs Up Include:
- An increased demand for single-family housing driven by the global pandemic
- An uptick in new housing starts (30% and rising year over year)
- A surge in home remodeling with more people spending time at home
- An increased demand for furniture and appliances (shipped on wooden crates)
- Low-interest rates driving the demand for housing and incentivizing builders to increase production
- Production shortfalls due to mill operators and lumber dealers misreading the market and projecting lower than actual demand
The Best Time to Have a Roof Replaced Was Yesterday; the Next Best Day is Today
According to CSS Roofing and industry insiders, the building supplies market is projected to increase costs with no sign of slowing down. This leaves homeowners with the difficult choice of postponing a much-needed roof and risking thousands of dollars in potential repair and remediation costs, or getting the work done now when it is the cheapest it will be for the foreseeable future.
CSS Roofing knows that a new roof represents a major investment in a home or property. But failing to do so can result in an exponentially greater expense and the potential headache of dealing with leaks and subsequent damage.
CSS Roofing: Columbia’s Premier Roof Contractors and Storm Damage Restoration Specialists
As leaders in the roofing services and storm restoration space, CSS Roofing has developed a reputation for exceptional work, unparalleled service and outstanding customer support. Locally owned and operated, CSS Roofing takes great pride in supporting the local community and beautifying the neighborhood while protecting homes and families alike.
Their roofing solutions combine industry-leading techniques with high-quality materials and a true passion for delivering superior results.
Their core service line includes: Roof repair, roof replacement, roof inspections and water restoration.
Other CSS Roofing Services Include:
- Fire repair
- Storm damage cleanup and remediation
- New roof installation
- Roof vent repair
- Fixing damaged dormers
- Repairing or replacing flashing
- Repairing or replacing damaged siding
- And more…
About CSS Roofing
Centrally located in South Carolina, CSS Roofing proudly serves the greater Columbia, Aiken, Florence, Rock Hill, Charleston, Greenville, and Lexington communities.
With decades of experience and a reputation for always putting customers first, this licensed, bonded and insured builder specializes in all phases of residential construction, including but not limited to Roofing, Water Restoration, and Fire Repair in the Columbia, SC area.
Those interested in learning more about the company, scheduling an appointment, or obtaining a free estimate, are encouraged to reach out via its official website or by calling 803-851-0630.