As a roofing contractor, you are well aware of the imbalance of supply and demand for roofing materials in today’s current climate. With supply chain disruptions and rising costs of freight for products from manufacturers, it can be quite challenging to balance your customer’s expectations with current availability.
Now more than ever, it is extremely important to the success of any roofing job to have accurate supply lists and takeoffs to help ensure that costly mistakes are avoided. Total Takeoffs is committed to working contractors in an effort to help expedite takeoffs by staffing multiple estimators to work simultaneously on a project so they can have their takeoffs back in less than half the time they usually would.
This step can help roofing contractors order the supplies they need quickly as certain materials such as roofing insulation, screws, and plates are becoming more expensive and harder to get.
What is the Cause?
Although there are a number of reasons for the global supply chain issues, there are a few that stand out as the most commonly reported amongst professionals in the industry.
- The Pandemic- as we all know, topping the list is the pandemic, it has had a tremendous effect on supply and demand of many materials. What began as too much supply and not enough demand has quickly shifted to the opposite extreme especially as the housing market is in full boom.
- Natural Disasters- When Texas’ ITC plant experienced a devastating fire the industry felt a hit, followed up by the spill of fuel into a major shipping canal which led to a closed port in the Gulf of Mexico, supply shortages became even more extreme. To add to an already growing shortage, Texas experienced an unexpected deep freeze last year causing products to be stuck in a frozen pipeline.
- Workforce Shortage- Following the pandemic we have seen a drastic shift in the workforce. Finding qualified workers has become harder in recent years. For the supply chain, the big hit has come within the transportation industry. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) have reported an estimated 80,000 driver shortage to date in the U.S, making it extremely difficult to get supplies in a timely manner.
Despite the supply chain issues that continue to have a negative impact on the construction industry, Total Takeoffs have set some helpful strategies in place to ensure that your roofing contracts and projects run as smoothly as possible.
With a knowledgeable and helpful team behind you, you can get takeoffs quickly and with the highest level of accuracy ensuring you are able to order your products efficiently avoiding longer wait periods or price increases. Contact Total Takeoffs today for all of your roofing needs.