A letter from the owner of Pynacker Doors
As we enter the next phase of the Government Re-Opening Strategies, we wanted to keep you informed of what has been happening and how Covid-19 has impacted the Garage Door Market. Since January 2021 our industry has been faced with shortages of the raw materials that are required to manufacture garage doors and their components, primarily steel. Steel is one material that is used in numerous industries and so with the lack of North American steel suppliers, companies are forced to outsource. This outsourcing comes from overseas (Russia and China) primarily.
The huge demand for steel and related materials has caused shortages which have forced suppliers to increase prices and take longer delivery times than we have ever seen before. We have received 4 incremental price increases since January 2021 for a combined total of 54%. This does not include weather-stripping or garage door operators. They have also seen an increased demand for materials and have increased their prices as well.
This is not just our suppliers but the entire industry is facing these issues.
Rest assured, we are doing everything we possibly can to be completely transparent and provide all our customers the most accurate and up-to-date information on existing orders and new orders pending.
It is our hope that by the beginning of 2022 there will be some light at the end of the tunnel and supply chains will begin to stabilize and prices will come back to some normal level.
The one thing that has weathered all of this is Pynacker Doors’ commitment to our customers and provide them with the highest level of quality service and workmanship that our reputation has been built on.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time. We are all in this together