Material Prices Continue to Rise in August

It is still unclear how demand from repairs needed following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will impact material prices in the long term. But the effects are expected to reverberate far beyond the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast and Southeast.

In the short term, material categories including roofing, drywall, PVC and plywood are likely to be affected, according to National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist Rob Dietz…read more