The New York Times: For the Want of an Insulation Screw
The New York Times- November 15, 2022
By Patrick Sisson
The list of hard-to-find materials has been all-encompassing: roofing, steel, plastics, furniture, lumber, drainage pipes, even specific types of screws to fasten insulation. Prices for prefabricated steel rose 45 percent from April 2021 to April 2022, and timber shot up 30 percent, according to Kojo, a construction procurement platform. And CBRE reported that $16.1 billion in iron and steel orders had been unfulfilled since the pandemic’s outset.
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