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4 Developments to Ease Roofing & Exteriors Supply Chain Shortages

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Amid the Russia-Ukraine war, material prices continue to rise as roofing and exterior pros struggle to get the products they need to meet demand. But four major industry expansions are in the works that promise a better future.

A slow supply chain and material shortages are still hampering roofers as a new job season kicks into gear. Construction material prices rose 2.6% in February—a 24.4% jump year-over-year, according to www.abc.org. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine is causing still more headaches.

"The war in Ukraine and the West's response are likely to have multiple effects on construction materials costs and availability," said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors

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