If you have a home improvement project that you are thinking about you need to be patient and if it is a small repair you might even want to consider postponing it for a few months.

This advice from Rick Herman, CEO of the Rochester Home Builders Association. He said the COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in higher demand for home improvement projects, with many people stuck in their homes for months, and he said at the same time there was a delay in ordering various types of materials.

“Water heater, doors, windows, roofing materials. There’s a supply chain issue with COVID and it’s really wreaking havoc with planning and getting the job done in a timely manner, ”Herman said.

Herman said the workforce was also small in terms of the number of people available to do some of the renovations. He says the situation will ease somewhat later this year.

“What we’re suggesting is that if it’s a small repair or a small job and you can wait, we think a little later this fall things will start to come back a bit. little to normal; hopefully supply chains will open up by then, ”Herman explained.

Herman said prices for various types of building materials, especially lumber, have jumped in recent months. He said there were signs that some of these products were starting to see their prices drop a bit.