Same situation around here (Main Board)

by IT guy, Friday, July 24, 2020, 13:57 (21 days ago) @ Pepe the Programmer

I called another roofing contractor to get a second opinion of these issues with the buckling shingles. He said he couldn't get anyone out to fix it until September. Called another company and they couldn't even send anyone out to merely look at it until September.

Home repair/probably all kinds of building contracting are currently a gold rush.

It's been like this for at least the past few years. Figured the pandemic would slow it down, but you explain it well here:

It's *probably* driven by 1) stimulus checks and 2) reluctance to purchase new property by current owners, so contractors are in short supply to upgrade existing dwellings.

The dynamics aren't favorable to even really shitty contractors being spanked. They have all the business they need and then some.

Most contractors these days probably feel they can get away with anything.

Unfortunately that seems to be the case. If the bottom drops out, which could very well happen soon, these contractors may not be so "in demand".

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