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Is the Broken Housing Supply Chain Starting to Mend?

When COVID-19 hit in 2020, we found out just how critical the supply chain was to almost every part of our economic life. Perhaps no industry has been more impacted by supply chain bottlenecks than housing. A diverse array of …

Booming Labor Alternative

The prefab structural component manufacturer industry is booming, thanks in part to the lack of available labor.

The Light: Some Visibility on the Window Shortage (Pun Intended)

Home builders in a recent survey we conducted cited windows as the biggest material shortage right now. Average lead times for windows currently range from 4–15 weeks with some window lead times extending 20–45 weeks. Prior to COVID-19, lead times were typically 2–3 weeks.