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Brace Yourself: Shingle Shortages On The Horizon!

Brace Yourself: Shingle Shortages on the Horizon!

 The Midwest has been no stranger to severe storms this spring, with hail wreaking havoc on roofs across a large part of it. As the hailstones continue to fall from the sky, they leave behind a trail of damage that has the industry buzzing with concern. At Brookens Construction, a leading roofing contractor in Wisconsin specializing in hail-damaged roofs, we’ve received word from our suppliers and shingle manufacturers that shingle shortages are becoming increasingly likely. Brace yourself, because this shortage could have far-reaching consequences for both contractors and homeowners alike.

The Perfect Storm:
The convergence of multiple storms this spring has created the perfect storm for shingle shortages in the roofing industry. Hail, wind, and heavy rains have battered roofs, causing widespread damage that demands immediate attention. Unfortunately, the surge in demand for shingles has outpaced the industry’s ability to manufacture and supply them, leaving contractors like us grappling with potential scarcity.

Verbal Warnings and Preparations:
Our suppliers and trusted shingle manufacturers have already started preparing us for what lies ahead. We’ve received verbal warnings about the impending shingle shortages, a clear indication that the industry is taking the issue seriously. Such precautions from trusted sources cannot be taken lightly, as they are often precursors to price increases and delays in project completion.

Price Increases on the Horizon:
With shingle shortages looming, pricing increases are likely to follow suit. As supply struggles to keep up with demand, the basic principles of economics come into play. Limited availability often leads to higher costs, as contractors and suppliers find themselves competing for limited resources. Unfortunately, these increased costs are ultimately passed on to the end user – the homeowners.

Act Now, or Pay the Price Later:
If your roof replacement project is scheduled for this summer, it’s essential not to delay. Whether you choose Brookens Construction or another trusted local contractor, the time to act is now. Waiting could mean facing a double whammy of higher prices and longer wait times due to shingle shortages. By taking prompt action, you can secure your place in line and potentially mitigate the impact of these inevitable challenges.

As the storm clouds disperse and the dust settles, the impact of hail damage on roofs across Wisconsin becomes increasingly apparent. The verbal warnings from our suppliers and shingle manufacturers leave little doubt that shingle shortages are on the horizon. These shortages will undoubtedly trigger price increases, affecting the end user – the homeowners. Don’t let your roof replacement project fall victim to these impending challenges. Take action today and secure your spot in the queue. At Brookens Construction, we stand ready to assist you or connect you with other trusted local contractors who can help safeguard your home from the elements. Remember, when it comes to protecting your home, it’s always better to be proactive than to be left out in the rain.

Brooke Sumner Avatar
Michael with Brookens was wonderful to work with in maneuvering a roof replacement due to hail damage. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. I appreciated his patience in answering all of my questions. The office staff was also great to work with! Would highly recommend!
Brooke Sumner 12/09/2022
Randy Zielicke Avatar
Chuck stopped by and offered to do a roof inspection. After I confirmed that the company was local in Appleton, I allowed him to go on the roof. He confirmed we had hail damage and provided a report to what he found. The insurance adjuster could see it from the ladder before going on the roof.
Chuck was great to work with and always professional, and very friendly. He helped us with our insurance claim, pick the right color shingle and gave us some job addresses that had our shingle choices installed that we coud see what the roof looks like completed.
The team of roofers arrived before 7 a.m. and were here to get the job done. Our 3 bedroom house with a 2 car attached garage and our 2 car garage in the back yard was completed by 12:45 pm. 5 3/4 hours to complete the job and do all of the cleanup. The roofing team did an awesome job. They new roof is perfect.
Brookens Construction is good company and I would absolutely recommend them to family and friends!
Randy Zielicke 11/11/2022
John Nelson Avatar
Brookens Construction did a roof replacement for me in June of 2022 . I met Barry who did a lengthy inspection of my roof then showed me the damage,Barry met with the insurance adjuster and got this project scheduled. A job well done from Barry to Don the project manager and his hard working roofing crew. Everything was done with Quality workmanship and materials. I was very pleased how the roof replacement went and hired them to do the roof on my mothers house. Thanks to Brookens
John Nelson 8/29/2022
Bk Shuffle Avatar
Brian McGuire was the salesman who came to our house the day after a hail storm. He was awesome and provided a detailed pdf report. The install crew was great. Cameron, the Project Manager, was on-site for the duration of the work and then performed a detailed review and walk-through of the finished work. Cameron was a great communicator abs kept us informed. Lastly, Ashley Cox was an office contact as we had questions leading up to the actual days the work was performed. Her responsiveness to our email questions went way above expectations (emailed back once at 8am on a Sunday morning). The entire experience with Brookens was terrific and would highly recommend them.
Bk Shuffle 8/26/2022
Gary Keller Avatar
We initially met with Aaron and everyone we dealt with from that point on was very professional and timely. Tyler and Norman were amazing to work with, and I can’t say enough on how Norman’s crew did installing our new roof. They tore off and installed 50+ square of roofing on a complicated roof line in just under a full day because of rain in the early morning. Constant communications and follow up has been above and beyond what I typically see from businesses today.
I highly recommend Brookens construction.
Gary Keller 8/10/2022
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