March Monthly Update

SUPPLY CHAIN, PRICING, PRODUCT UPDATES:

COVID-19 has significantly impacted our nation’s industry & supply chain. Unfortunately, the challenges continue. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of new homes being constructed across the country is up sharply & home improvement projects are growing. This, along with quarantine stipulations, labor shortages & trucking limitations, have seriously impacted our vendor’s ability to support the uptick in demand & resulted in considerable bottlenecks.

Below is a summary of price increases, discontinued products & new product offerings for our key product categories. Please stay in touch with your sales rep as you plan your projects.

We appreciate your trust & patience as we work diligently to secure products for your projects. Our team will continue to keep you informed of lead times, product & price changes as we forge ahead.

CABINETS:

Price Increases:

Contractors Choice has announced a price increase of approximately 2-4% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 4 – 8 weeks).

Aristokraft has announced a price increase of approximately 2-4% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 2 – 3 weeks).

Wolf Classic has announced a price increase of approximately 4.95% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021. (Check with your Myers rep for lead times due to low inventory levels).

Lead Times:

Gallery lead times have extended to 6 – 7 weeks.

Omega / Dynasty lead times have extended to 6 – 8 weeks.

Legacy lead times have extended to 4 – 5 weeks.

Timberlake lead times have extended to 6 – 8 weeks.

Quality Cabinet lead times have extended to 3 – 4 weeks.

DECKING & ACCESSORIES, PAVERS, PORCH BOARDS:

Product Changes:

TimberTech / AZEK Discontinued Items:

Arbor Collection: Morado, Brazilian Walnut, Autumn Chestnut, Island Oak, Hazelwood, Mountain Redwood, Silver Oak colors

Porch: Morado, Silver Oak, Brownstone colors

12’ Square Shouldered Deck Boards ONLY in the following product lines: Vintage Collection Wide width, Vintage Collection narrow width, Harvest Collection wide width, Harvest collection Kona (Kona color only)

TimberTech EDGE Premier Collection: Tidal Sand, Beachwood Gray only. This includes all deck boards, fascia & related Cortex fasteners in these colors.

Pavers: All Permeable and Standard pavers, Resurfacing Pavers that are 4×4, Resurfacing Transition pavers, Resurfacing pavers in Village color. The simplified Paver portfolio will consist of Resurfacing Pavers in 2 sizes (4”x8” and 8”x8”) and 4 colors: Boardwalk, Olive, Redwood & Waterwheel and their corresponding Bullnose Pavers along with applicable grids.

WINDOWS & DOORS:

Price Increases:

Andersen has announced a price increase of approximately 4-6% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 26, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 4 weeks).

Ply Gem has announced a price increase of approximately 8% on all products & accessories. We will adjust our prices effective with orders on April 22, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 10 – 20 weeks).

Reeb has announced a price increase of approximately 14% on all interior doors & accessories. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 26, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 7 – 10 days).

Silverline has announced a price increase of approximately 8% on all products. We will adjust our prices effective with shipments on April 22, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 5 weeks).

Simonton has announced a price increase of approximately 6% on all Simonton & Atrium doors and accessories. We will adjust our prices effective with shipments on March 22, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 6 – 8 weeks).

Therma-Tru has announced a price increase of approximately 8-10% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021. (Lead times have extended to 5 – 6 weeks on un-finished and 8 – 10 weeks on pre-finished). They have also announced they are now offering black GBG.

Marvin has announced a price increase of approximately 6% on all products & accessories. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 15, 2021. (Essential & Elevate Collections lead times are extended to 4 weeks. Signature Collection lead time is extended to 12 weeks).

New Product:

7-D Industries is now offering the 7EVOLUTION new construction & replacement window series. This line features multiple standard and optional features with reasonable lead times. Discover what 7EVOLUTION vinyl windows can mean to the beauty, weatherability and cost efficiency of your next project.  Current lead times are 4 – 6 weeks. See below to learn more:

New Construction Series brochure

Replacement Series brochure

MILLWORK:

Price Increases:

Fypon has announced a price increase of approximately 4% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021.

HAAS Architectural Millwork has announced a price increase of approximately 7% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021.

Metrie has announced a price increase of approximately 8% on all primed mouldings and boards and 5% increase on all MDF mouldings. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021.

          Durawood has announced a price increase of approximately 8% on all stairs and related parts effective March 15, 2021.

FLOORING:

Price Increases:

Shaw Industries has announced a price increase of 5 – 7% on residential carpet and all categories of hard surfaces effective March 8, 2021.

Mohawk has announced a price increase of approximately 8% on all commercial soft surfaces including carpet tile, tufted Broadloom & woven Broadloom.

Product Changes:

Mohawk:

Expanded their SolidTech line and are now offering LMF, flex and SPC rigid options as well.

Expanded their TecWood product line – 70 new SKU’s launch in December and an additional all new product launch of 30 SKU’s scheduled for March.

Introduced UltraWood – domestically produced, ultimate performance hardwood that features Everlast, WetProtect and EasyClean.

LUMBER & PANELS:

Framing lumber prices increased by 10% in February after rising just under 1% in January. Panel pricing also continued to climb, up 7% in February after a 15% increase in January. Panel and lumber prices are both in excess of the peak pricing we experienced in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

The growth in demand for single family homes is the primary driver for lumber/panel shortages. In addition, winter weather slowed down production, which created logistical problems for the mills. The availability of rail cars or trucks also hampered logistics. Ice storms and subzero temperatures caused power outages which curtailed production at most mills and treating operations in the south.

We continue to secure sufficient lumber and panels to support your projects. Unfortunately, it comes at increased prices for the reasons outlined above. We believe that prices should moderate in the months to come, but futures pricing is presently similar to current price levels for these products.

RESIDENTIAL ROOFING:

Lead Time:

Shipping backlogs from major manufacturers are out months and many are producing a limited number of colors in an attempt to keep up. Typically, we increase our inventory levels in the winter to handle the spring reroofing influx. As you can imagine, this was impossible in 2021. We expect these challenges to continue for much of 2021.

Price Increases:

Berger has announced a price increase of approximately 8-10% on all products. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021.

GAF has announced a price increase of approximately 4-6% on all shingles and 5-10% on all accessories. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021.

TAMKO has announced a price increase of approximately 6% on all shingles and 5-10% on all accessories. We began adjusting our prices effective with shipments on February 1, 2021. Myers is expanding our stock of TAMKO Heritage to include their full line of colors. We have also added TAMKO’s Titan XT Shingles.

Product Changes:

GAF has made many changes & discontinuations to their product offering. Please see the links below for additional details.

Steep Slope Discontinuations

Steep Slope Discontinued Color Substitutions

Steep Slope Updated Color Offerings

SIDING

Lead Time:

Shipping backlogs from major manufacturers are out months and many are producing a limited number of colors in an attempt to keep up. Typically, we increase our inventory levels in the winter to handle the spring influx. As you can imagine, this was impossible in 2021. We expect these challenges to continue for much of 2021.

Product Changes:

James Hardie:

Discontinued items:

Artisan Lap Siding Smooth Lap 5.25″, 7.25″, 8.25″ and all Artisan trim

CemPlank and CemPanel Siding Smooth – all sizes

CemPlank and CemPanel Siding Cedar – select sizes

Prevail Siding product family for multi-family projects

Click HERE for full list of discontinued SKU’s with suggested substitutions

CertainTeed:

Announced they will remain unable to produce the following products during the first part of 2021:

Monogram XL profiles: Double 4” Clapboard – 20’, Double 4” Clapboard – 25’

CedarBoards XL profiles: Double 6” -16’ 8” Clapboard, Single 7” – 16’ 8” Clapboard

CertainTeed Siding has announced some New Color Additions and other changes to their product line.

Restoration Classic Solid Color: D4” and D4.5” Dutchlap profiles in Olive Grove and Smoky Gray. They will also be introducing these colors in a full line of complementary accessories that include: 5/8” J-Channel, Undersill Trim, Outside Corner, and Inside Corner

Restoration Classic Color Additions: D4” Clapboard profile offering to the D4.5” Dutchlap Siding Profile: Flagstone, Hearthstone, Mountain Cedar, Pacific Blue, Sable Brown, and Spruce

The ¾” Outside Cornerpost 10’: Natural Blend, Driftwood Blend, Cedar Blend, Rustic Blend

Cornice Molding: Bermuda Blue, Espresso

The solid accessory color, Weathered Blend has been replaced by Weathered Wood

Cedar Impressions: Double 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingles in Bermuda Blue, Snow

Single 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingle: Sable Brown, Hearthstone, Pacific Blue, Flagstone, Charcoal Gray, Granite Gray, Sterling Gray, Seagrass, Cypress, Natural Clay, Savannah Wicker, Colonial White

Material Change for Cedar Impressions in 2021: With the transition to their two most popular profiles (D7 3G & T5) they are happy to announce that this success is being carried over to the rest of the Cedar Impressions portfolio for 2021. The material changes will create a “Do Not Mix” for the remaining profiles & corners (all except for D7 3 G and T5 Sawmill).

Discontinued:

Cedar Impressions Polymer Siding: Double 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingles LEGACY Panel & Double 7” Straight Edge perfection LEGACY Mitered Cornerpost: All Colors

Vinyl Carpentry: ¾” Outside Cornerpost 10’: Cedar Blend Solid; ¾” Outside Cornerpost 12’: Heritage Cream, Light Maple, Herringbone & Oxford Blue; ¾” Outside Cornerpost 20’: Snow; ¾” Outside Cornerpost Matte 10’: Seagrass; Traditional SuperCorner: Heritage Cream, Light maple & Sterling Gray; Traditional SuperCorner 1 ¼”: Natural Clay; Fluted SuperCorner: Snow; 3 ½” Lineal: Heritage Cream, Light maple, Seagrass & Pacific blue; 3 1/2” Lineal 1 ¼” Pocket: Natural Clay; Crown Molding and Cap: Snow; Insulated Band Board: Desert Tan; Finish Board: Heritage Cream, Light Maple, Natural Clay, Sterling Gray, Oxford Blue, Sandstone Beige, Savannah Wicker, Granite Gray, Desert Tan, Cypress & Buckskin

Temporarily Suspended:

CERTAplank Single 7” reinforced Siding. They remain committed to CERTAplank and plan to resume sale of the product as soon they can improve the lap appearance to meet our customers’ expectations.